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Web 2.0 vs. Space 1999

In Social media, Superintelligent sea cucumbers on May 29, 2006 at 2:10 am

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“Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform.”

“It’s better to live as your own man than as a fool in someone else’s dream.”

“Web 2.0 gives users an experience closer to desktop applications than the traditional static Web pages.”

“We’re all aliens, until we get to know one another.”

“Proponents of the Web 2.0 approach believe that Web usage is increasingly oriented toward interaction and rudimentary social networks, which can serve content that exploits network effects with or without creating a visual, interactive web page.”

“We know what dangers to expect out there from black suns, neutron storms, radiation and the like.”

“Linking unleashes involvement and interactivity at levels once thought unfashionable or impossible. It transforms reading into navigating and enlarges small actions into powerful forces.”

“A giant leap for mankind. It’s beginning to look like a stumble in the dark.”

“The API is a reflection of the richness of the data”

“If we understand others, in time, I believe, we come to understand ourselves.”

“Web 2.0 isn’t a programming language. It’s a marketing language.”

“Now we’re sitting on the biggest bomb man’s ever made.”

“The ecosystem is the computer, and collaboration is its operating system.”

“Is it death that gives a meaning to life, in the end?”

“I tell our engineers, ‘no matter how bright you are, there will always be more people outside the company’s walls that are brighter so we need to provide them with tools to innovate.'”

“I remember. A world without fear. It was very strange. Beautiful. We’ve lost it.”

“The mash-up part of this equation is the offspring of an environment where application developers see it in their own self-interest to facilitate the creation of integrated yet highly derivative application hybrids by third parties, something they do by providing rich public APIs to their user base.”

“The gods using us for their sport, perhaps?”

“Nowadays, there’s a lot of talk about Web 2.0, web mashups, Ajax, etc., which in my mind are all facets of the same phenomenon: that information and presentation are being separated in ways that allow for novel forms of reuse.”

“We are Mankind. We came from planet Earth, and we built this base, called Alpha, to learn more about space. But human error blasted this Moon out of the Earth’s orbit. And so, we have traveled the Universe searching for a place to live. Now, we can no longer live here, and we go to face an uncertain future on the planet that has nearly destroyed us. You, whoever you are, who find this empty vessel of Alpha, come and seek us out, if we still exist.”

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