Tim O'Reilly on future of Web 2.0/Internet
I listened to our pre-release version of the 40-minute podcast interview with Tim O'Reilly, recorded by our editor Scott Laningham recently. It starts out as a backgrounder for how O'Reilly & Associates got started but moves quickly into the nature of participation, how the Internet and the web is the medium for new business, and the participatory nature of the net (what is now referred to as Web 2.0). Tim agrees with the other Tim (Sir Tim Berners-Lee) that really the term web 2.0 only serves to clarify the aspect first initiated with the Internet: network effects.
It's available on dW Radio and definitely worth listening to. I'll probably make it a supplementary piece for our MIS students to listen to for the class.