Q: Web 2.0 – are we speaking from hindsight when we try to define it?
A: We are speaking from no sight at all.
“Web 2.0” is a catch word coined by Tim O’Reilly who was trying to sell books for his publishing company. In my opinion, it was the saddest moment of O’Reillys careeer as for the most part, he brings clarity to technology not gummy eyewash and wool.
There is no spec, no standards committee, no list of particular technologies. It’s just a vague slide made by O’Reilly that doesn’t even include all the latest technologies and implies some are new that are not.
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