Something had been nagging at the back of my mind for some time now. As I read all these blogs about what Web 2.0 was, I kept remembering I had heard some quote somewhere that describes this...far back in the past. I did some "Google digging" this morning and found what I had remembered. It was this quote
"The Web is moving from being a place where people access information to a place where people access other people in an information-rich environment" - Paul Saffo
Now granted this was quoted from a piece where Paul was being asked about the survival of AOL, but still, what a great quote. What is great is this was captured in a wired article in December of 1996. This is probably the most succinct definition for Web 2.0 that I have seen, and it was written in the early successes Web 1.0. Futurists are great when they are right.