TechCrunch40 and the coming WebCrunch 2.0

The end is coming! With the TechCrunch40 conference this week the wheels have been set in motion for the collapse of the Web 2.0 dream. The hype has officially blown off the lid of any kind of realistic continuation for this version of the Net.

Companies without business plans, or with extremely tenuous ones, being vaulted to the top of the world of tech. At least no one was trying to sell dog food…

This is all good news though. Now we, users and developers alike, can take a step back to take a look at what we’ve done. We’ve all accomplished a lot in the last couple of years. A lot of people have made a lot of money. A lot of people are creating and contributing to the Web. We owe it to ourselves to take a good hard look at what comes next.

We can say: “This is the last version of Web 2.0. It is now time to actively pursue the next version codenamed Web Cubed”

The next version can’t just be an incremental release. The next version of the Web needs to be an order of magnitude better.

So let’s get started.