April 10, 2005
@ 04:47 PM

There are some words that when I read in prose, such as blog posts, immediately let me know the author is either a pretentious windbag or just plain clueless. The most recent addition to this list is Web 2.0. For an example of what I mean, read Technorati, Bloglines, and The Economics of Feeds.

I suspect a lot of the people yacking about Web 2.0 now are the same ones who were gushing about the New Economy a few short years ago.

Despite my dislike of the term, it is likely I'll be at the Web 2.0 Conference this fall.



Sunday, April 10, 2005 10:53:47 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
The Web 2.0 conference page has this, "The Web 2.0 Conference explores the ongoing evolution of the Web as a business platform, featuring the leading figures and companies driving innovation in the internet economy."

Can one take this to mean that Web 2.0 isn't about technology or innovation per se, but doing whatver it takes to make a buck off the Web?

That might drive some interesting new ideas and tools, though it lacks a a certain charm. (And is it that different from Web 1.0?)
Sunday, April 10, 2005 11:26:33 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
It seems Web 2.0 is a conference is a place for VCs, pundits and startups to try and figure out what the trends will be that will create the next Yahoo, Amazon or Google. Or at least create companies that could be sold to them. :)
Monday, April 11, 2005 5:11:29 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Hmmm, I've always felt that these types of "high minded" conferences were more of a "CF" (that's cluster f-u-know-what) than anything else. :-) Since it'll be in SF (my backyard), I'll try to find some free time to go just to feed my curiosity about what if anything surprising I'll learn from such high minded people.
Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:26:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I've flipped the bozo bit on stupid phrases like "flipped the bit". Talk about a pretentious windbag.

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