–Engage

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

Berners-Lee calls for Web 2.0 calm

Teh folks at Experientia pointed out Sr. Tim Berners-Lee call for calm around Web 2.0.

In general, I’m definitely a pragmatist, and “calm” is definitely a good thing, but I do have to say that it is exciting to well finally have something to get excited about.

In my estimation, while there were things going on in the past that were about connecting people like email and IM, I think we are experiencing new ideas that don’t just connect people, but use people’s connections in passive and active ways that are indeed different. It is not just about connecting, but doing it in a very subversive and grassroots way that is exciting.

What is further exciting, is that there is growth going on, and while I understand the fear of another bubble, I’d rather go through another 5 years of prosperity than continue the previous 5 years of boredom we had before.

So calm and rationality is nice, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t something new if just slightly askew from before going on.

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