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Learning to love Web 2. (27 Mar 2006)
I've been sceptical about Web 2.0, since although there are a lot of cool toys out there, the idea that you can solve the problems of distributed computing by rewriting webpages on the fly seems rather optimistic, to say the least.

But I'm starting to come round, if only because the explosion of creativity on the part of those developing new services and applications is so impressive.

Part of the problem is of course trying to define the term Web 2.0.

Tim O'Reilly, the publisher and net advocate, coined it but he seems content to let it remain vague enough to encompass almost any web-based service that doesn't rely on static HTML pages.
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