Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Web 2.0 - beckoning but undependable?

Supposedly, corporate America is waking up to Web 2.0 according to this article: ... Web 2.0 sews grassroots collaboration

But do they realize that they're heading towards a mire of undependability and lack of accountability, and this could be its greatest weakness? See Time for Web 2.0 to get real (posted by Phil Wainewright at ZDNet) where he talks about:
"... a fundamental flaw in the Web 2.0 era: a complete disregard for accountability to their users among service providers. ... it has to start offering the characteristics that Main St expects: reliability, accountability, consistency."
I for one am certainly not going to recommend anytime soon to my clients in outback Australia (nor for clients in the main Australian cities) that they should toss out their Windows-based word processor, spreadsheet or any other applications and start using some mashup of Web 2.0 applications hosted half way around the world. Would you?

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