Web 2.0: What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.”
–From Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
I finally managed to catch-up on the tail-end of the brouhaha which started during the long weekend a few weeks ago over the Web 2.0 copyright issue.
Tim’s reply was right in it’s own right. Tom Raftery has a right to be upset too. The crux of the matter — bloggers and geeks have high expectations from O’Reilly media, the sanity of which was restored to a certain extent after Tim’s response. Moreover, the way people waited for Tim to respond was equivalent to union workers only willing to talk to senior executives of a company and nobody else. Funny, isn’t it? Where is the collective intelligence?
Reading the whole chatter looked like viewing a chain of private e-mail traffic, acerbic at times. Can’t really make a judgment why the blogosphere (nice name!) was created?

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