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Neh, Neh: Chris Pirillo (a.k.a. Lockergnome) agrees with me: Web 2.0 doesn't exist

 I claim a certain degree of Shameless Self-Promotion meme-ership props over my testament that Web 2.0 doesn't exist except as a conference service mark and a hallmark of lazy, overgeneralized thinking by some of my blogosphere colleagues.
Written by Russell Shaw, Contributor on
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I claim a certain degree of Shameless Self-Promotion meme-ership props over my testament that Web 2.0 doesn't exist except as a conference service mark and a hallmark of lazy, overgeneralized thinking by some of my blogosphere colleagues.

Still I feel a special neh-neh joy when legitmate A-list bloggers such as Chris Pirillo- whose Gnomedex conferences are attended by many who let that dumb "Web 2.0" phrase drip out of their otherwise thoughtful mouths and screens - puts the whole silly mess in its rightful place.

(And that's Chris' self-caricature close to the mushroom cloud that marks the nuking of this silly Web 2.0 idea. Damn, I love playing in Photoshop).

I specifically refer to Chris' so spot-on post, Web 2.0, I Told You So

Chris writes: 

"I love to say it: I told you so. Many moons ago, I exclaimed that “Web 2.0″ was nothing more than a conference. Today, I’ve been proven right to a fault. It was just a matter of time before this came and bit all the “Web 2.0″ evangelists in the ass. Not Web 2.0 evangelists for O’Reilly’s conference, but “Web 2.0″ evangelists for the ethereal movement (which I have oft referred to as a renaissance).

Then Chris adds this gem of wisdom:

And if you still believe that “Web 2.0″ (the ethereal movement) is all about openness and interconnectivity, you’ve got yet another thing coming. Your favorite “Web 2.0″ (the ethereal movement) applications are still walled gardens - to the nth degree. Web 2.0, the conference, belongs to O’Reilly and CMP. Web 2.0, the ethereal movement, doesn’t exist.

Chris Pirillo, you rock. 

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