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Six Webs of Bill Joy

Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and now a partner at Kleiner Perkins, recently addressed a group at the MIT. He talked about “Six webs, 10 years On.” Six webs were “far” web (typical TV viewer experience); the “near” web (desktop computing); the “here” web (mobile devices); the “weird” web voice recognition systems); the “B2B” web; and the “D2D” web, of intelligent buildings and cities. Video of his talk is here.

(Ten years later) he believes the “here” web will figure most prominently in our lives, with its “nomadic idea that instead of being tethered to an office, we carry around things of most interest to us.” Says Joy, “Doing things with people you know through a small screen makes enormous sense.”

Hat Tip, Gary Price