Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cobwebs and Rainbows, Round 3

Web 3.0. Like 2.0, but meaningful and integrated (as opposed to unqualified punyformats and mess-ups). And sensible (whatever that means.. "think Scandinavian Ajax" — to cite my boss at V.).

I'll be damned if that revolution won't finally take us from the information age to the knowledge age. Of course, this would mean yet another technological shift — one I've been longing for for a long time. Let's see (disregarding "Enterprise Web X" here; sorry Java and whatNot- uhm.. dotNet):
Web 1.0
Perl + random flatfiles and some raw SQL (websafe black, white and blue)
Web 1.5
PHP + SQL (off-black on white, green and blue hues, some orange)
Web 2.0
Rails + generated SQL (pink on white, huge fonts, lots of attitude — think adolescence)
Web 3.0
Python + RDF (color is not an issue)
Or I'll die trying. Truly. Die. Trying. (Well at least I may end up drinking as much in my thirties as I did in my twenties. Cheers.)

Then for 4.0, I suppose fully OWL-enabled reasoners and modernized but still brutal OCaml could be fun.

[I'm not utterly serious here, but a bit. Please don't take too much offense.]

1 comment:

Mikael said...

"Well at least I may end up drinking as much in my thirties as I did in my twenties."

Aha, det var därför!