Comments: Web 2.0 Conference In October

Mary I totally agree, of course, but you probably knew I would. I don't think it's practical to try to transform the conference into an unconference, too much has been made of the speakers, the panel, the format. However, they could probably make room for a session or two done in the unconference format. Given the influence of the people participating, that would do a lot to spread the idea to other meetings, and help hasten the demise of "audiences". It is ironic that this is perhaps the key idea of Web 2.0 (I called it Internet 3.0, two years ago) that the audience is gone. Maybe that should be the topic, WTF is Web 2.0. It's got to be more than search engines and web apps.

Posted by Dave Winer at August 25, 2004 04:25 AM