Web 3.0

Are we reaching web 3.0 yet?

This is a somewhat vague term that defines the next step in internetworking evolution.

We can all point our fingers at examples from the 1.0 era when Geocities, Altavista, Slashdot and other pioneer sites reached the masses for the first time a little over 10 years ago.

We can also point our finger to 2.0 timeline crispy examples like Digg, Hi5 and whatever, but what should we expect from 3.0?

Well.. in my humble opinion I'd say that evolution will allow the powerless users from the 1.0 era that have become major players of the 2.0 age to become the collective owners of 3.0 websites.

An early example of this situation is already demonstrated by the growth of Wikipedia.

Shifting the control of insanely popular sites from a regulated control by a company or person onto a collective effort of volunteers that pretty much decide everything which is done and whatnot.


3.0 will bring an era of self-growing sites, which will naturally organize and adapt themselves to survive using the same human behaviour that once allowed the construction of big cities in the past, an instinct that still remains inherent to all of us.

It's the era of tribes, groups of people from different points of origin and ages struggling for their success in popularity terms when compared to other tribes, regardless the effort this might pose on their individual lives in order to ensure the success of the colective goal.

Unleashed sites will compose 3.0 and the internet will never be the same again.


New slim laptop: Acer One

Finally had a good reason to get my hands on of these slick machines.

My work laptop started overheating at above 120ÂșC when running virtual box or listening to youtube so I'm going to send it back to the manufacturer to get repaired.

My guess is that the air vent is either blocked by dust or the vent itself is not working right but I'm not going to open the machine since I'd be voiding the machine's guarantee.


So, while the laptop is away to repair (about two months), I've bought myself a new Acer One, one of those ultra slick new laptops, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla,

Well.. not really much of news to me.

My first ultra slim laptop was bought as early as 2001 and was a Sony Vaio with a transmeta crusuoe CPU running at 600Mhz and equipped with 128Mb of RAM and a 20Gb hard drive.

This was over 9 years ago and was likely smaller in size than the Acer One.

So, what is the thing that I noticed that changed the most over this near-decade?

The price tag.

My sony vaio costed about 3500 euros and was imported from Macau (china) so that I could save money by skipping the european taxes.

The Acer One costed 329 euros and I bought it at the local mall.

Quite a big difference, the price dropped 90% from their average 9 years ago, amazing!