On my way back from Loughborough this morning I stopped off at the BBC (as you do) to do a short intervie won the Worricker programme about the 15th anniversary of the Internet. The piece was hosted by the programme's technology correspondent Jason Bradbury.
One of the panellists, Penny Haslam from BBC7, took issue with my assertion that within 5 years most of the people round the table in the studio would have a blog. She reckoned that no one would want to read her views so what was the point of a blog. I gently (actually I fear it wasn't so gently) pointed out to her that she was quite happy to give her views to world on the radio, so what was the difference? Good to see Phil Cowley as the other panelist - he runs Revolts.co.uk and is a political academic at the University of Nottingham. He always talks a lot of sense.
Jason reckoned that Web 2.0 was about to revolutionise our use of the internet. He thinks that it will push information to us in a filtered way rather than us having to go and search for it. I said I thought that the next big thing will be Internet TV. At the moment people aren't used to watching TV on their computers, but that is about to change. Watch this space.