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Fundamentally understanding IT? - Why Web 2.0 needs architects. Part II

This is my second blog entry related to my claim that Web 2.0 needs architects. It's been a while since the first one because I've been working on a new book on enterprise architecture (as also mentioned in the previous entry). This blog entry is to some extend a raw dump of some thoughts, and hasn't really been polished. I just didn't want to wait much longer. Nevertheless, I hope that it, even in its current form, sparks some discussions.

In my opinion, Web 2.0 is yet another technology trend in the list from OO, via CBD, ORB's, to The Web, SoA, XML, Semantic Web, Web 2.0, .... Thinking about the promises of Web 2.0, and the role of (enterprise) architects in this made me go back to an old question: What if we can create a paradigmatic model of IT in terms of which we can explain current IT trends and predict future trends, or even derive directions for future technology developments? Rather than having to be bystanders while one new technology passes by after the…