Chris Shipley captures the meaning behind all the recent technology changes. AJAX, Wikis, Vista (and WPF) etc. are all part of a deeper revolution that empowers individuals and encourages co-creation….
Age of empowered individuals: People power behind robust computing: Web 2.0 is a type of application, a business model, a condition of the market. To punctuate the trendiness of the term, we’re also hearing talk now of Office 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Career 2.0, and just-about-anything 2.0.
None of these names, though, really capture what is happening. And I realized that our challenge is to break from a model that is technology-centric – one where we can define the capabilities and the impact of a machine, based on its form factor – to a model that is people-centric – one that is defined by the authority to influence – and manage the application of technology. It would have to be an authority that will drive development and design of new technology products.
This video also sums things up to the same point: