I’ve heard a lot about Web 2.0, which I understand to be a new version of the Web. I hope it’s compatible with the current version because I haven’t finished surfing it yet. Apparently, Web 2.0 will allow you to blog, g-mail, publish photos, surf, dive, chat and eventually drown all at the same time. As well as this, the open source philosophy will allow innovaters to create world class solutions based on existing software that they’ve had a look at and changed a bit by adding other existing software to it plus their own bits, of course. (Personally I hate open source. I’d never be daft enough to let anyone at work look at my code.)
Anyway, I’ve decided to innovate and my idea which will result in instant wealth is called Ficker French. The idea is simple yet innovative. People like to take photographs of things and see them hosted somewhere. More people would like to learn French but can’t because classes cost too much. So, here’s the solution. I’ll let people send me pictures they’ve taken where there is some French and the English translation and I’ll sort them alphabetically. Here’s the clever bit. You’ll be allowed to see your own pictures but, if you want to learn French, you’ll need to see all the pictures. What I’ll do is charge $3.99 a month for exclusive gold community membership. I’ll be minted. I might even make the code open source and allow somebody else to package it all up and sell it. Here are some examples.
Some folk seem a bit cynical about this web 2.0 thing. I think they’re wrong. I see myself as part of the movement from e-surfing to g-community villaging. Or even g-cottaging, where we all have a g-spot connected via some g-string to everybody elses g-spots. And they have the cheek to call us metrosexuals!