Friday, June 29, 2007
I like some of the Web 2.0 hype. It allows me to play with cool technologies, but it does feel like we are in a bubble.
Surfing around I found this site: MizPee
Believe it or not, it is a business. The premise is simple: if you have to, you know, go #1, you connect to a web application with your cell phone, you tell it where you are, and it will tell you where you can go to "go" in a clean toilet.
I don't think MizPee will survive, or become a profitable enterprise (or maybe they will). But I do admire the the spirit. It's what makes the internet great: anything and everything can become a business, and if there are enough eyeballs, someone will fund it--the money is just there. Furthermore, without trying and failing there wouldn't be any innovation. So you go MizPee.
BTW, if you don't like Web 2.0 stuff, you are not alone. There are bloggers
dedicated to flame Web 2.0 companies as they become operational--some of the commentary, though, I have to admit, is right on. If you agree with this guy, don't be too much of a hater. Be like me: welcome the variety :)