Ray Ozzie has just blasted the web/desktop Berlin Wall to bits. Specifically, structured data bits that can be copied and pasted web-to-web application, or web-to-desktop application as easily as copy and paste. Ray is presenting today at ETech, O’Reilly’s Emerging Technology Conference.
This is a big thing, and it’s also a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licensed thing.
Imagine being able to copy and paste data – whether it is in a desktop application or a web based application, as easily as copying text in Word or a TypePad blog editing window.
If other software companies – as well as Microsoft – adopt this way of handling data, it could Web 2.0 Web 2.0.
Definitely have a look at the screencasts on this page: watch usefully structured data be copied and pasted between different web sites, a web site and a desktop application (both directions).
For micro-ISV’s, I can see this opening up a whole slew of possibilities.