From New Media to Web 2.0 00:12 on Friday
Last night I started on a somewhat tongue-in-cheek post about the differences of working on the web back in 1996 (when I started) and in 2006 (now). Because the draft started to get really lengthy and the topics wide and varied, and most importantly because I had great fun writing it, I thought to split it up in smaller chunks. So here goes.
The format is about listing a concept from ten years ago and what’s approximately equivalent today.
1996 – New Media
It might be hard to believe, but before Web 2.0 there was the new-new media, and if you’re old enough to remember, before that there was New Media. Like Web 2.0, New Media was cool. At least with everyone glued to the huge, all new 21″(!) CRT monitors and free cocktails.
2006 – Web 2.0
A year ago my friends who actually have companies to run were ignorant about Web 2.0. Now they’re extatic. What happened? Web 2.0 might be old already with the über-geeks, but it’s only now starting to be common enough a term to make the basic business of web agancies easier: selling websites. So, geeks rejoice. Somebody other than Yahoo might even buy some AJAX from you.