In 2007 Web 3.0 is little more than a drawer full of dreams, but one day it may make the World Wide Web more useful and easier to use. If the improvement in usability is as dramatic as the dreamers believe, Web 3.0 will arrive on the scene with its ergonomics credentials assured.
An article by John Markoff published on November 12 in the New York Times (NYT) maps out the Web 3.0 dreamscape. He explains that computer scientists and entrepreneurs see its potential for mining human intelligence more easily from the billions of documents on the Web and the links that weave them together. The article notes that the experts
This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2006-11-15.