12 Sept 2007

Origins of Web 2.0

Not everyone believes that Web 2.0 is the newest, greatest thing since sliced bread. In fact some gray hairs involved in the invention of the web say the participatory community-based beast that exists today was actually the intention from day one. David Reid’s story at BBC News' Click tracks the origins of Web 2.0.

"The original slogan was always to have a web that was easy to write as it was to read," said Robert Cailliau of the World Wide Web Consortium. "We went through a sort of dark ages where the ideas survived, but the technology needed to catch up, so where we are now is indeed the point at which the people take control of the web, make their input, which is what we originally wanted."


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