O'Really?

November 7, 2006

People 2.0: Pioneers of the next generation Web

UK news-rag The Grauniad has a series of interviews with some of the people behind the next generation web, so-called Web 2.0. After reading these interviews, I can’t help wondering, who are the equivalent pioneers in bioinformatics?

The interviews include…

  1. Wikipedian Jimmy Wales
  2. WordPresser Matt Mullenweg
  3. Technorati’s Dave Sifry

…and several others too. Most of the interviews are worth reading, I particularly enjoyed Mullenweg’s which contains a wonderful quote:

Q: What is your big idea?

A: I don’t have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out.

So who is currently pioneering the “Web of Science”, Bioinformatics 2.0 if you like? Ensemblian Ewan Birney? Ian Holmes at Berkeley? Or somebody else?

[Image credit: Picture from Steve Jurvetson, this post originally published on nodalpoint with comments]

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