Matt Homann and I had a recent conversation about improving conferences. We came up with some very interesting ideas that I’m excited about. It is time to get Dennis plugged in again and see where we can take this upcoming St. Louis technology conference. So many ideas…
Jon Udell: “In the Web 2.0 era, we’re learning how to build and use software that enables us to collectively manage information resources. Those skills will serve us well in Web 3.0, when we expose other kinds of resources — power, transportation — to the same network effects.”
I’m not sure that I like the use of the terms Web 2.0/3.0 here (not very meaningful), but the ideas that Jon is talking about are very interesting.
Xooglers is ”a gathering spot for ex-Googlers to reminisce and comment on the latest developments in search.”
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Michael Mace: “Why Web 2.0 doesn’t cut it for mobile devices”
While this is a pretty narrow definition of Web 2.0, Michael’s broader point is that we need to think about “smart clients” for mobile scenarios. Makes sense, but the problems there are surrounding platforms. We can’t make smart clients really work well today without having affinity for specific platforms. Until there are tools to enable this architecture that work across mobile device platforms, I’m not confident that we’ll see a lot of progress here. By then, the connectivity issues that Michael describes for mobile devices may begin to disappear.