Web 2.0 trademark tailspin

Nicholas Carr laments a blogospheric lynch mob regarding the O'Reilly Web 2.0 trademark controversy (see my "Web 2.0 architecture of participation belied by Web 2.0 tussle").

Nicholas Carr laments a "blogospheric lynch mob" regarding the O'Reilly Web 2.0 trademark controversy (see my "Web 2.0 architecture of participation belied by Web 2.0 tussle") in his "Open-source trademarks."

The mob, you see, is feeling righteous and betrayed, and it won't be satisfied until it's tasted a bit of Tim O'Reilly's blood. I have no doubt that it will soon get its wish...Kill the father!

The virulent strain of commentary manifesting itself regarding O'Reilly's non Web 2.0 actions against an upcoming Web 2.0 conference does, itself, belie the Web 2.0 architecture of participation.

It is interesting to note, however, that Carr, himself, is also blogging about the Web 2.0 space with phraseology which some might also consider of an unduly provocative nature: he begins and ends his piece today with "Kill the father!" and his recent "The death of Wikipedia" stated "Wikipedia is dead".

PS: O'Reilly has issued an apology and retracted the fateful cease and desist letter, "We've sent a followup letter to Donagh Kiernan, agreeing that IT@Cork can use the Web 2.0 name this year."

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