Recent Columns and Posts By Walt

Welcome to Web 3.0 Redux

Last year, for the seventh D: All Things Digital conference, we wrote an essay titled “Welcome to Web 3.0” in which we made a prediction that raised some hackles in the blogosphere. “So what’s the seminal development that’s ushering in the era of Web 3.0? It’s the real arrival, after years of false predictions, of the thin client, running clean, simple software against cloud-based data and services,” we wrote, specifically referencing the growing popularity of Apple’s iPhone as the harbinger of this important trend.