Just drop the B

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.


  • m0nty_au 9y

    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
  • Euan Semple 9y

    Hope you don't mind me grabbing the graphic to spread the meme Dave.
  • Dave Winer 9y

    You can use it, no problem -- it's Creative Commons, attribution, share-alike.
  • Euan Semple 9y

    Doh! Should have looked ....
  • Jörg Kantel 9y

    Made my Day! ;-)
  • Boaz 9y

    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.
  • Alberto Escarlate 9y

    Is it your trade mark, Dave? :-)
  • Dave Winer 9y

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

    Wouldn't it be something if someone claimed to own "we"...
  • Christopher Carfi 9y

    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.
  • Dave Winer 9y

    Christopher, I love that!!!

    And I bet TBL would too...

    The World Wide We.

  • Christopher Carfi 9y

    co-creation...happening right here! :-)
  • Tom Purves 9y

    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 ;-)
  • Dan Brickley 9y

    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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