from Today's Web 3.0 Nonsense Blogstorm by Tim O’Reilly
I'd say that for "Web 3.0" to be meaningful we'll need to see a serious discontinuity from the previous generation of technology. That might be another bust and resurgence, or more likely, it will be something qualitatively different. I like Stowe Boyd's musings on the subject:
“ Personally, I feel the vague lineaments of something beyond Web 2.0, and they involve some fairly radical steps. Imagine a Web without browsers. Imagine breaking completely away from the document metaphor, or a true blurring of application and information. That's what Web 3.0 will be, but I bet we will call it something else.”
I'm with Stowe. There's definitely something new brewing, but I bet we will call it something other than Web 3.0.
Why Conversations Migrate: Social Flow And The Third Place Stowe Boyd