After reading this post by Eric Norlan about how some of the leading web 2.0 exponents are only now considering identity federation I was struck by the notion that, turely to get widespread adoption of web 2.0, its going to take a massive paradigm shift. It highlights to me that even those who portain to live and breath the web 2.0 culture sometimes miss the point.
Its becoming my strong belief that there are two divergent streams of activity going on. The youth affect, as detailed in Steve Borsch's Rise of the Participation Culture, where people are not only embracing the internet but actively seeking to harness its power. To them this is easy, they get technology. For the rest of us….well its stunningly hard. You also find yourself feeling guilty for thinking that, a little stupid, and the technocraty can be quite arrogant.