Thursday, October 27, 2005

The future isn't here yet

Originally uploaded by Driven.
Surfing this morning, I found a couple of interesting bits...

In light of my recent foray into using flickr pictures -- that would be other people's flickr pictures -- on this blog (and on my other blogs, too), this caught my eye: Web 2.0 Cracks Start to Show.
This time, the debate revolves around the cracks that are starting to appear in Web 2.0, a term coined by O'Reilly Media Vice President Dale Dougherty to describe a post-dot-com generation of sites and services that use the web as a platform -- things like Flickr, BitTorrent, tagging and RSS syndication.

While there's no strict agreement on exactly what Web 2.0 is, much of it involves public participation and contributions from the commons.
But it is the next line that stole my writer's heart: Web 2.0 is very open, but all that openness has its downside: When you invite the whole world to your party, inevitably someone pees in the beer. I'm thinking the young lady drinking absinth thinks I peed in it.

Metaphorically, of course.

And then there was this headline: Desktop Linux 'like teenage sex'. "Oh, really?" thought I. "How so?"

Everybody's talking about it, but nobody's doing it.

Hmmm... I have four computers at home running Linux: three are up and running Ubuntu and one is running Linspire.

I wonder if I ought to be worried about Andrew, my 13-year old son?

My thanks to Driven for the "moving to the future" photo. Do check out her other stuff.

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