Web 2.0 will save us

Community technology is great. It is incredibly refreshing to be reminded on a daily basis that, as a developer and technologist, I don't know crap about how everyday people view and use technology.


Two weeks ago I was in Washington, DC for the CTCnet Conference. While there I helped John Lorance of CompuMentor give a presentation on how Community Technology Centers and nonprofit orgaizations can use Web 2.0 services and tools like Flickr, del.icio.us,, wikis, mapping, et cetera to improve their programs and better fulfill their missions.


At the end we opened the floor to questions and comments. An attendee stood up and said that he had always been worried that with computers and machines growing ever smarter and more powerful, one day they would overthrow mankind. But after seeing these new Web 2.0 tools, he is relieved that humans will always stay one step ahead of the machines. Hallelujah.


I made this drawing using Inkscape, an awesome open source illustration program.

  • sleddingrox 9y

    haha, 0wnd
  • Sean Nash 6y

    Nice work. Wow. I downloaded the text editor as well... thanks for the tip.


    Thanks so much for sharing your work with the rest of us. I just used your image to illustrate a post about education on my blog: nashworld.edublogs.org/2009/06/20/possibilities-20/ (fully attributed, of course) I hope you approve of the use!

  • mickey1926 6y

    Thank you very much,
    I gonna take your picture to illustre the idea that Web 2.0 could'nt be a real democraty.
    Merci beaucoup je vous emprunt cette image pour illustre l'idée que le Web 2.0 ne pourra pas être la démocratie directe que certains prédise devoir advenir. Trop d'enjeu politique pour que le WEB 2 soit laissé en liberté?
    merci encore
  • natfinn 6y

    i hope your 2.0 picture becomes a symbol for the 2.0 undermovement. I'm using it on natfinn.com via the embed feature. It'll link back to your flickr account and give you credit at the end of the post.
  • Andres Pozo Muñoz 5y

    Comentario Flickr


    I liked this photo and, as you licensed it creative commons, I have ilustrated a post in my personal blog.

    If you have any inconvenience about it, please, reply this comment or post one in my blog and I will delete your picture from my post.


    Thanks in advance.


  • loleta tatara 4y

    Thanks for a nice picture, can I use it in my website??
  • Ellen Hernandez 6mo

    I need more articles and blogs please post soon.blog post service
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