Web 2.0 Go Away
If there has ever been any software that needs to turn into vaporware it is Web 2.0. The term is misplaced, has been hijacked by marketing, and more importantly doesn't do justice to the revolution that is occurring on the internet.
The internet as we commonly know it through the eyes of a web browser is going away and it needs to happen quicker. The web browser is defunct and no longer suits the needs of people traversing the internet. The web browser was/is great at traversing documents but over time is being turned into an application browser. The web browser is horrible as an application platform. In fact it just downright sucks. I work on the garbage every day.
The landscape of the internet will be very different in the coming years. I wonder which of the dominant companies will come out standing? Microsoft has a big leg up in this game. The world is about to fall right back into their domain, the domain of the application.
Have you had a chance to use XAML?
So if you are a developer/manager responsible for a new application, step right over and past the AJAX, Atlas, xHTML, CSS3, ASP.net, Ruby on Rails propaganda and help attack the root of the problem. Start developing on a robust well designed application framework, they are coming soon.