Dave Winer posted an interesting breakdown of how he defines the various Web 2.0 camps. He wrote something very similar in an internal email to the Web 2.0 Workgroup yesterday. It generated quite a discussion on the email list, and I’m glad he’s put it out on the open web.
I don’t fully agree with Dave, but as always he has an interesting and intelligent viewpoint that demands consideration.
He dislikes the Web 2.0 moniker because (my words) he believes it was born in sin and has been exploited by lots of people purely for their own gain. Ok – I don’t have an opinion on that because, frankly, I don’t know all of the facts. But I do know that I love what’s happening on the web right now and am perfectly happy calling it Web 2.0 – because we clearly had a period of a couple of years after the stock market crashed where innovation didn’t quite die, but certainly was mostly going on behind the scenes. The renaissance we are witnessing now is beautiful, and I for one am going to enjoy every single minute of it.
The discussion around Dave’s most recent post is building up at the Meme. My original post on the issue, where I jokingly call Dave and Richard MacManus traitors, is here.