* Posts by Robert Cannon

1 post • joined 12 Mar 2007

Scientists shun Web 2.0

Robert Cannon

But they didn't invent Web 2.0

The slice of the population that likes playing with Web 2.0 gizmos is still pretty small, and it just doesn't intersect much with those doing research. When Web 2.0 applications get to the point of really doing something useful for scientists with reasonable efficiency (we're trying to develop such a thing...) maybe they will do it. I can't see a scientist using existing wiki type tools to annotate and link protein references any more than my grandmother getting her photos on flickr.