I haven't been doing much posting lately, for reasons I have already explained, but I have continued to be a consumer, and was sufficiently galvanised by this item about Tim Berners-Lee's take on Web 2.0. He is reported to have said that Web 2.0 is "purely a blog and wiki thing".
Tim Berners-Lee, the individual credited with inventing the web and giving so many of us jobs, has become the most prominent individual so-far to point out that the Web 2.0 emperor is naked. Berners-Lee has dismissed Web 2.0 as useless jargon nobody can explain and a set of technology that tries to achieve exactly the same thing as "Web 1.0."At the risk of sounding like an iconoclast, I don't believe that the enormous contribution that Berners-Lee has made, means that his view is automatically definitive. I'm not necessarily rejecting what he has to say, but his baby is all growed up, and other people's perceptions may well have just as much validity as his own. I know that George Siemens shouted a loud hurrah. It will be interesting to see what other responses are evoked.