Sunday's New York Times article declaring the arrival of Web 3.0 caused a lot of discussion online. I had two brief reactions:
If it's not here yet you can't give it a version number.
If something already has a name, don't give it another name. Why rename the Semantic Web Web 3.0 when Semantic Web is a name that is already in use and actually means something?
For more thoughtful reaction, Nova Spivack, referenced heavily in the article, explains what the Semantic Web actually is (and isn't).
Nick Bradbury reminds us what has always been the problem with the Semantic Web, namely that it requires people do a lot of extra work and not lie.
Ross Mayfield explains (again) that there is no Web 3.0.
Does that sound too final? How about Web 2.0 isn't dead, but Web 3.0 is bubbling up: "While Web 3.0 might now have a concept to hang itself on, we will remain in the midst of the Web 2.0 era for several more years. The semantic Web is still incubating and will take many turns of the crank to become mainstream."
Nick Carr mockingly welcomes Web 3.0, largely in conjunction with declaring the death of Web 2.0.
T-Shirt Turns Air Guitar Riffs Into Actual Sounds: The World Weeps - The direct link is here. My question was where the speakers are. It turns out the whole thing is also wireless.
A burrito is not a sandwich - Duh. Surely the definition of sandwich calls for opposing slices of bread. But now that you mention it, a burrito sandwich might not be such a bad thing.
Google Earth goes 4D - I love the idea of being able to see historic maps or maps over time. However, following the instructions to get the history layer, the whole of Google Earth crashed on me. I'll try another time.
This submarine blogger splashes cold water on the circulating story of a Chinese submarine following a U.S. aircraft carrier. The story may be a loser, but I'm pleased to have found the submarine blogging community.
Speaking of animation, Kiwi! (Three minutes long, but save a little time for post-viewing reflection.)
Stop motion piano/drum duet that kicks - I seem to recall seeing something like this done with all coughs and screams.
Speaking of podcasts, "Podlinez is a free service that lets you listen to podcasts on your phone." Wow, that was wicked easy! Looks like a local call, but otherwise, no extra charges that I noticed. Did I miss something? I clicked on the most popular title and got right through. Where's the catch?
The Run Run game - Not too hard once you get used to the spatial properties.
Man's vote for himself doesn't show up in final tally.
How to fix shows like 'Lost.' I hadn't really thought of Lost as being in need of fixing, but I can see how these shows with no end are a problem as they drag on and on. I think spin-offs are a good solution. Maybe instead of simultaneous story lines, run them as separate shows.
Rumsfeld gives us our second covert bird in a week. I don't mean to get all Costanza, but seriously, do you think that was an accident?
"People may know when they're happy, but they often don't know what will make them happy." This article is about what guides people's perceptions of what's good and bad and how that relates to views of the economy.
(Headline reference... this song rocks.)