What Web 2.0 is…

Dave called me today to complain about the sudden explosion of strange terms that have been appearing on the resumes of people he interviews: Ajax, SaaS, SOAs, Scrum, and, of course, the dreaded Web 2.0.

I said some stuff which I won’t repeat because I’ve decided to refrain from kicking Java while it’s down. 😀

Dave also mentioned that I haven’t pissed on Ruby in a couple weeks and their TIOBE stats have started to recover. But I figured, that since Ruby on Rails has hitched its car onto the front of the Web 2.0 train and that baby is going full steam ahead toward the cliff… Let’s just say I’m betting it won’t reach the requisite eighty-eight miles per hour.

Speaking of which, what’s with the fucked up vocabulary/acronyms in the Ruby world? RoR? (Rawr!!!!) DHH? (Dude, like I’m going to confuse him with the six other Dave Hansson’s in my address book?)

This somehow led into a discussion on how Chris Pirillo is my hero—which I guess makes him a hero’s hero:

(Dave’s comment while watching the video: “I think I phone screened the first guy.”) Reminds me of the phone calls I’ve been getting recently (only not as long or nearly as funny). Hopefully, they’ll go away now that I replaced my Vista phone with an iPhone. 😀

[Gnomedex and Lunch 2.0 after the jump!]

Chris is going to be at the second Seattle Lunch 2.0 tomorrow. He also runs Gnomedex which is fast approaching, so register now, which coincidentally starts right after the third Seattle Lunch 2.0.

What I suggest you do is register right now for Gnomedex and Lunch 2.0 and show up a day early to partake in the festivities. (Which reminds me. Josh, you Seattle peeps are making us Bay Area types look bad, despite what you claim. I’m not buying it.)

For instance, has Chris Pirillo come to a Bay Area L2.0? I don’t think so.

Hmm… maybe the problem is I forgot to say Chris Pirillo one more time. 😀

Lunch 2.0 and Gnomedex. Better together.

(Speaking of which, when is Amazon going to host a Lunch 2.0 in Seattle?)

[tags]Chris Pirillo, David Kellogg, Ruby on Rails, David Heinmeier Hansson, Web 2.0, SaaS, SOA, TIOBE, RoR, DHH, acronynms, Back to the Future, The Pirillo Effect, Lunch 2.0, Zillow, Wishpot, Seattle, Amazon, jump the shark[/tags]

5 thoughts on “What Web 2.0 is…

  1. Amazon’s cafeteria is expensive, so you probably don’t want them to host a Lunch 2.0. Oh wait, you don’t think they’d actually provide free lunch? They’re trying to get their margins to break 2% this year, so I don’t think they could afford that.

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