Just drop the B

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    A few years back I wrote that the P in P2P is people.

    It got widely quoted, by O'Reilly even.

    Now we need to hack and mash again, to put the focus back where it belongs because it has wandered, again.

    Web 2.0 is wrong because it's about technology, and the importance of the tools are that they empower people.

    Luckily, it's easy to fix, just drop the B and it makes sense again.

    James Morrison, lmorchard, g@ss, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. m0nty_au 106 months ago | reply

      Do We need an upgrade? I thought We were perfect already. It's not people that need an upgrade to fit technology, it's technology that needs an upgrade to fit people. Thus Web 2.0 is fine.

      Plus Nintendo doesn't need the free Wii publicity. :D

    2. Euan 106 months ago | reply

      Hope you don't mind me grabbing the graphic to spread the meme Dave.

    3. scriptingnews 106 months ago | reply

      You can use it, no problem -- it's Creative Commons, attribution, share-alike.

    4. Euan 106 months ago | reply

      Doh! Should have looked ....

    5. my_turn_a_space 106 months ago | reply

      How many re-incarnation we had for a hammer we still call it a hammer and we never worry about it not being user-centric. It's all about the people behind it. We 2.0, Web 2.0, doesn't matter IMHO.

    6. alberto.escarlate 106 months ago | reply

      Is it your trade mark, Dave? :-)

    7. scriptingnews 106 months ago | reply

      Cacheop1 -- hehe -- no it's OUR trademark.

      Wouldn't it be something if someone claimed to own "we"...

    8. christophercarfi 106 months ago | reply

      I agree with commenter m0nty_au, who says "It's not people that need an upgrade to fit technology, it's technology that needs an upgrade to fit people."

      So, Dave...right idea, wrong "B."

      Here's my thought: What we're really doing is turning the World Wide Web into the World Wide WE.

    9. scriptingnews 106 months ago | reply

      Christopher, I love that!!!

      And I bet TBL would too...

      The World Wide We.

      Yaha.

    10. christophercarfi 106 months ago | reply

      co-creation...happening right here! :-)

    11. Tom Purves 106 months ago | reply

      I love this thought Dave.

      To most people on the street, "Web2.0" still meets with a blank stare. We2.0 at least moves the term in the direction of making some literal sense.

      As for O'Reilley, you should trademark this one, then you could charge him (only him?) to use it ;-)

    12. danbri 103 months ago | reply

      That's cute. I much prefer it to the bogus line that's doing the rounds, that "Web 2" is about people, implying that the last 15 years weren't...

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