Quem disse isso?
Ninguém menos que Sir Tim Berners Lee, o inventor da Web, diretor do World Wide Web Consortium, Catedrático do Laboratório de Ciencias da Computação e Inteligencia artificial do MIT, agraciado por Sua Majestade a Rainha Elizabeth II com o título de Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) em 2003.
Em um Podcast disponibilizado pela IBM esta semana. Berners Lee fala sobre desafios e oportunidades na Internet hoje e sobre seu projeto atual de criação de uma Web Semântica.
Para ele, tentar explicar as coisas dizendo que Web 1.0 é “conexão entre computadores” e Web 2.0 “conexão entre pessoas facilitando novas formas de colaboração” não leva a nada. A Web, desde seus primórdios, é conexão entre pessoas.
LANINGHAM: “You know, with Web 2.0, a common explanation out there is Web 1.0 was about connecting computers and making information available; and Web 2 is about connecting people and facilitating new kinds of collaboration. Is that how you see Web 2.0?”
BERNERS-LEE: “Totally not. Web 1.0 was all about connecting people. It was an interactive space, and I think Web 2.0 is of course a piece of jargon, nobody even knows what it means. If Web 2.0 for you is blogs and wikis, then that is people to people. But that was what the Web was supposed to be all along.”
“And in fact, you know, this Web 2.0, quote, it means using the standards which have been produced by all these people working on Web 1.0. It means using the document object model, it means for HTML and SCG and so on, it’s using HTTP, so it’s building stuff using the Web standards, plus Java script of course.
So Web 2.0 for some people it means moving some of the thinking client side so making it more immediate, but the idea of the Web as interaction between people is really what the Web is. That was what it was designed to be as a collaborative space where people can interact.”