Days after Newsweek replaced "Web 2.0" with "Live Web" (thanks, Mary Hodder, for the new catchphrase. Thanks a lot), Slate says Web 2.0 is nothing more than "a technology upgrade." And no matter how hard desperate dot-commers try to pump it up, says writer Paul Boutin, the bubble will NOT re-inflate. Will NOT.
Because dot-com founder John Battelle says so, and Wired editor Chris Anderson says so, and now Slate. The tech industry is healthy, they shout, and if only you'd give money to their dot-coms you'd see just how healthy it is.
Web 2.0 [Slate]