Vatican II vs. Web 2.0
Although I may not understand all of the differences between Web 1.0 and 2.0, I cannot help but compare the changes to the changes in the Catholic church. Being a child who was raised Catholic and knowing the history of the church, I can see how some of the same issues came to light in the revolution. For those of you who may not be as familiar with the changes in the Catholic church, I will illuminate you on the issue.
In the 1950's, the Catholic church decided to make some major changes in the church setting that made the mass setting more usable to the everyday person. Before these changes, every mass was conducted in Latin, a language which people no longer recognized or understood. Much like Web 1.0 being made up of unchangeable languages that nonprofessionals couldn't understand, the church performed it's most important duty in a language that people could not relate with. The church focused most of it's energy on fire and brimstone sermons, which made people feel intimidated and not very likely to convert or want to become a part of something they had not grown up with. This is the same problem that Web 1.0 had. The web wasn't open to new applications or new information that allowed it to accept other thoughts and ideas that could make it better and more functional.
So as you can see, the church made these changes in order to be more people-friendly, much the same as Web 2.0 has become more user-friendly with their respective changes. I realize that the changes that have happened within these two major installations are not perfect, the church was the first thing I thought of when I saw the comparisons listed in the articles.