The rebirth of Web 1.0

About time for a tech post, esp. now I’ve finally got Web 2.0. I have to admit, I was pretty cynical but that was probably because of all the Enterprise 2.0 stuff going around which strikes me as little more than another buzzword. Still I’ve now got my blog, obviously and I’m looking at implementing a Wiki at my firm, which is what Web 2.0 is all about, right?

The thing that excites me most about Web 2.0 is that it harks back to the heady days of Web 1.0. Back then all you needed to create an impact was a bit of (very basic) HTML and a lot of imagination.

 Then along came Javascript, JSP, ASP, J2EE, PHP, .NET etc etc and all of a sudden you needed a degree in something tech before you could hope to create anything credible on the web.

And now with Web 2.0 we’re back again to a time when what is exciting on the web is the content that is in wikipedia and the stuff that the technorati A-list are writing about. Nothing about the technology (unless you’re going to argue the toss over TWiki vs MediaWiki or TypePad vs WordPress or RSS aggregators etc etc). Cool technology in the blog world seems to be about how to get images onto your page.

The big difference now is that more people have got a fast internet connection, the time and the inclination to get surfing. So the potential conversation is a lot larger than it was in the mid 90s. It will sure be fun while it lasts.

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One thought on “The rebirth of Web 1.0

  1. Well, web 2.0 is a movment. The big thing about it is time sensative user gerated content. Wikis, blogs, RSS, Public API’s are tools developers use to achieve that. Which REALLY make sense, dont assume what people what to see, dont give peple what they want to see, LET THEM DEVELOP IT. It makes for a much more solid representation of real life.

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