Web 2.0 = Dotcombomb 2.0 = Bollocks 2.0 = Over: Joel Spolsky revives the infamous architecture astronauts metaphor to mark its end.

Posted by | October 27, 2005 | technology | No Comments

Joel is “starting to see a new round of pure architecture astronautics: meaningless stringing-together of new economy buzzwords in an attempt to sound erudite….I’ll do my part. I hereby pledge never again to use the term “Web 2.0″ on this blog, or to link to any article that mentions it. You’re welcome.”

Most of what is ‘Web 2.0′ is based around ideas of a few people who had to ride out Web 1.0 with no buzz or funding, while people selling fresh mangos online were talking to VCs.

This time perhaps the good people, the Evan Williams’ Dave Winers’ (yes, dammit, Dave Winer), ‘Ian Clarke equivalents are in their garretts building the real next generation web.

Those people will be beavering away, building instead of talking. On that note – I’d guess I’d better get back to work.

Joel on Software – Friday, October 21, 2005