Once upon a time, in a forest around Fredericksburg, a vicious cat patrolled the trees. A dog walked unknowingly into the forest and was frightened, taking cover under a blanket. Petrified of the cat, he did the only thing he could think of. He produced his handle of Burnett’s that he carried with him everywhere and proceeded to get drunk with the cat. After a few shots apiece, they then became good friends.
If I had to pick one side of this article to agree with and give the blame, I would put the blame on us. We as consumers love anything that will go on the internet and bring information from the web to us in a simplified version. It gives us Facebook with just a single click, no need to open up a browser and type in the address. Whether it is an iPad, iTouch, or iPhone it is a lot more convenient than taking out your laptop and waiting for it to load up. I myself am guilty of wanting an iPad and/or iTouch for its quickness and convenience. The developers of the web definitely knew that something “bigger and better” would come along. As the article says in bold letters “This was all inevitable“. The world today is always looking for more convenient and faster ways of getting what they want and need. In truth, convenience sells.
While I was reading O’Reilly’s article called “What is Web 2.0” I learned what different website and engines were the updated versions of the others. At my age I have mostly only had experience with Google and have never thought to use Netscape as my preferred search engine. i also found it interesting that that article says “Google requires a competency that Netscape never needed: database management” which to me sounds like Netscape was more user friendly or maybe developer friendly but was still overtaken by Google. One question I also had about the article was what it meant by “the value of the software is proportional to the scale and dynamism of the data it helps to manage”. I get the it means that the site is only as good as the data it is made of but do you guys really agree with that? Also, is this information still valid in this world? Technology is ever changing and some aspects in this article may already be outdated and some of the Web 2.0 sites might have been replaced already.