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December 08, 2006



Ah, Web 2.0

I took an informal poll of the SysAdmins in my IT shop today. Not one of them had any idea what this term meant.

You can bet the marketing department knows all about it, though.

What a bunch of nonsense.



It may be pure hype, as you suggest.

On the other hand, I laughed at Google's IPO and am much the poorer for that.


It's not the potential of the businesses themselves that I doubt, it's the term.

"Web 2.0" is a nonsense label with no meaningful definition, coined by O'Reilly to generate business for itself.

The types of 'net services it purports to describe have been around in various forms for quite awhile, and have little commonality other than in the imagination of marketing execs.

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