Comments: Web 2.0

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The benefits gained from a higher degree of web 2.0 professionalism are enormous, and they don't invalidate the easy-on promises of 1998. Longer-winded response at mike.teczno.com/notes/freedom_discipline.html.

Amazon were asked to open up their API to the public by Tim O'reilly as they were screenscraping to get statistics on the tech book market.

Stop using the term "Web 2.0". It's wrong on so many levels. Just stop it.

Michal - The freedom/discipline take is really interesting, not how I think at all and thus enlightening.

James - Thanks, that's interesting a history of the API would make a great project for something.

Karl - I agree, except that I realize that I can't stop the term, therefore its better to try and have a say in what it means rather then be annoyed by it...

The vision you sketch out is scary, and all-together too likely. Luckily, the big API-controlling insiders can't stop one from learning basic html and css and publishing great content in valid formats.
As you come close to pointing out, the term 'revolution' is almost meaningless in technological circles. True revolutions are political and physical. It's sad that people see so blase about ceding control to a company like Google ("Don't be evil"). We shouldn't cut Google any more slack than we would Exxon or GM.

This is a great article for stimulating thoughtful comment and debate about the past and continued evolution of web technologies. I have to disagree, however, on some of the basic premises.
Firstly there is nothing 'revolutionary' taking place. Content demand and the imagination of countless developer has led to an ever incresing layered complexity of the types and methodology of data passed over the net. AJAX is principally an integration of languages and proceedures that have developed to serve the needs of designers and users. The basic structures, HTML, php, DHTML etc. remain accessable to all but the slowest hampsters.
Open standards and APIs are tools. Tools that allow users a degree of control over how available data is manipulated and displayed.
Let the natural selection begin; again.

This is a great article for stimulating thoughtful comment and debate about the past and continued evolution of web technologies. I have to disagree, however, on some of the basic premises.
Firstly there is nothing 'revolutionary' taking place. Content demand and the imagination of countless developer has led to an ever incresing layered complexity of the types and methodology of data passed over the net. AJAX is principally an integration of languages and proceedures that have developed to serve the needs of designers and users. The basic structures, HTML, php, DHTML etc. remain accessable to all but the slowest hampsters.
Open standards and APIs are tools. Tools that allow users a degree of control over how available data is manipulated and displayed.
Let the natural selection begin; again.

@#$%!! Lagg!

Sorry


Program on the emergence of civilization.

"14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind.
None from the sub-Saharan African continent.
13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa."
Favor.
And disfavor.

They point out Africans’ attempts to domesticate the elephant and zebra, the latter being an animal they illustrate that had utmost importance for it's applicability in transformation from a hunting/gathering to agrarian-based civilization.

The roots of racism are not of this earth.

Austrailia, aboriginals:::No domesticable animals.


The North American continent had none. Now 99% of that population is gone.


Organizational Heirarchy
Heirarchical order, from top to bottom:

1. MUCK - perhaps have experienced multiple universal contractions (have seen multiple big bangs), creator of the artificial intelligence humans ignorantly refer to as "god"
2. Perhaps some mid-level alien management –
3. Mafia (evil) aliens - runs day-to-day operations here and perhaps elsewhere ("On planets where they approved evil.")

Then we come to terrestrial management:

4. Chinese/egyptians - this may be separated into the eastern and western worlds
5. Romans - they answer to the egyptians
6. Mafia - the real-world interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality
7. Jews, corporation, women, politician - Evidence exisits to suggest mafia management over all these groups.

Survival of the favored.


Movies foreshadowing catastrophy
1986 James Bond View to a Kill – 1989 San Fransisco Loma Prieta earthquake.


Journal: 10 composition books + 39 megs of text files

Realy good site!

"Mafia - the real-world interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality"
Well-said.

"Romans - they answer to the egyptians "
But to whom do the Egyptians answer?