Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005p>Paul Graham’s latest essay on Web 2.0 is worth a read. He talks about the three componenents of web 2.0 – Ajax, democracy, and being good to your users. On Ajax:
And on Microsoft’s slow reaction to the rise of Ajax and the resulting “leaked” memos:
…the new generation of software is being written way too fast for Microsoft even to channel it, let alone write their own in house. Their only hope now is to buy all the best Ajax startups before Google does.
Ultimately, Graham’s main point is the Web 2.0 really means working “with the grain” of the Internet instead of against it.
Web 2.0 means using the web the way it’s meant to be used.
(btw, if you aren’t subscribed to the unofficial Paul Graham feed, well, you should be.)
Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:29 am