Hey, if you're going to toss around the "2.0" football on a daily basis (hands up if you're feeling sheepish! I am...), you might want to take a few seconds and spend time with the original wordsmith -- Tim O'Reilly -- who gave voice to that phrase in the first place. And gave it substance, too, so it wouldn't just be a marketing gimmick in future years. Gulp.
Fascinating video discussion between David Weinberger (Joho the Blog) and Tim O'Reilly (the publisher of publishers in the field of software/computing, in case you've been in a cave with a manual typewriter these past 2 decades) at the recent FastForward Conference (sponsored by Fast Company magazine).
Tim says (for starters):
"One of the things that a lot of people get hung up on is that Web 2.0 is somehow about blogs and wikis and social software, and I think that really misses the point."
"Gulp," potentially says a world full of folks that believe if we can just master the tool, we'll get it right!
"It's actually about network effects. And particularly network effects around data."
Yikes, suddenly you have to be really, really, really smart to get this School 2.0 thing. Right? (he smiles)