Phew – I new I was onto a good thing, and now justification from on high. At the web 2.0 expo keynote, father of all things web 2.0 Tim O’Reilly modified his descriptor of web 2.0 to include;

  • The Internet is the platform
  • Harnessing the collective intelligence
  • Data as the “Intel Inside”
  • Software above the level of a single device
  • Software as a service

He also seems to have gotten over the entire web 1.0/web 2.0/web 3.0 classification thing, as RWW says in its aptly titled post “There is No Web 3.0, There is No Web 2.0. There is Just the Web“;

“The points of contrast [between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0] are actually the same points that I used to distinguish Web 2.0 from Web 1.5. (I’ve always said that Web 2.0 = Web 1.0, with the dot com bust being a side trip that got it wrong.),” wrote O’Reilly last fall. In other words, the versioning of the web is silly. Web 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 is all really just whatever cool new thing we’re using the web to accomplish right now.

Whice very nicely dovetails with something I posted about an entire 8 months ago – ah smug self satisfaction!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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