Tuesday, 17 May 2011

"2.0" from May 16, 2011

Mentions of 2.0 in the news from Monday, May 16, 2011:

Garden Center 2.0 (from Four Seasons Greenhouse And Nursery: Garden Center 2.0): Simply adding a point-of-sale system to their business made it 2.0.

Mobile 2.0 (from See the future of mobile development at Mobile 2.0): "Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Conference is a Two-Day Event on June 16-17th, 2011 exploring the Future of Mobile Development and Innovation of an ever-changing Mobile Ecosystem." So I guess, 2.0 means innovation and development.

Summer of Mercy 2.0 (from Late-term Abortionist Carhart Focus of 'Summer of Mercy 2.0' Event in Germantown, MD): A press release about a pro-life event that supposedly utilizes "new, cutting edge tactics". The body of the text says nothing about these "tactics" so it's unclear what is meant exactly.

Women 2.0 (from Women 2.0 Appoints Makovsky + Company): "Women 2.0 [is] a social venture focused on increasing the number of technology companies founded by women..." I suppose in this case, 2.0 refers to the focus on technology.

Bronx Zoo 2.0 (from Bronx Zoo 2.0? Jorge drama overshadows Sox series): This article tells the story of a player dropping out of a game due to some combination of mental fatigue and back issues. I have NO idea how it relates to 2.0 or even Bronx Zoo. Perhaps it's some inside reference to something I'm not privy to. Anyone have an idea?

Enterprise 2.0 (from The Angry VP And The Art Of Enterprise 2.0): I had skipped over the leader not noticing the fact that it said it was a Zen parable. But it sure was written like one: pompous angry authority figure who is outwitted and humbled by a wise student of Zen, er, uh, 2.0. There are plenty of articles about Enterprise 2.0 but this one was pretty simple: business with 2.0 stuffed inside.

Sassy 2.0 (from Sassy 2.0: Social Media Catches Up With Jane Pratt At xoJane.com): Sassy is a girls magazine. xoJane.com is the updated, online, connected version of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0.

Coginchaug 2.0 (from Principal Pushes for Coginchaug 2.0): The principal of Coginchaug Regional High School is setting in motion an effort to change school policy to allow, for school purposes only, digital devices in the classroom.

(And of course, plenty of mentions of actual second full versions of software or protocols, or direct references to Web 2.0.)

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