Mao, Stalin… or Tito

My piece on why we need to move beyond Web 2.0 is up on The Register, and makes the argument that

Web 2.0 marks the dictatorship of the presentation layer, a triumph of appearance over architecture that any good computer scientist should immediately dismiss as unsustainable.


Nicholas Carr has picked up on what he calls my ‘fire-breathing essay’, and seems generally supportive, though he does call me on my ‘weird, through-the-looking-glass note of techno-utopian yearning’ in the last few paras.

Guily, as charged, I fear – but we have to look forward!

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