Semantic Web. Implicit Web. Web 3.0. Lot’s of happy new buzz phrases being tossed about. Of course, the academic one is “semantic web” – all the rest are made up trendy things.
While there are plenty of abstract ideas about this, and lots more simple instantiations that are tiny pieces of the concept, Alex Iskold of Adaptive Blue is going after the whole enchilada in a way even my father would enjoy. I’ve known Alex for a while via his writing and my small investment in Adaptive Blue and I love the way his brain works around a variety of topics, including The New Rules of Technology VC.
Jennifer Zaino interviewed Alex the other day in an article titled The Semantic Curmudgeon and nailed a bunch of stuff. If this topic interests you, it’s a good read.