Dave Winer is at the heart of all this energy, he’s involved with or creating every one of the major elements that make up this exciting soup. He’s written a bit about what he thinks is next:
Before this release, from Google’s point of view, we were all users. Now some of us are developers. We get another chance to define what that means, based on what we learned being developers for Apple, IBM, Apple again, Netscape, the Internet, Microsoft and now the Internet again. It’s a good time for a fresh start.
We’re at the Hello World stage again. It’s like the hobbyist period of personal computing, or MacWrite/MacPaint in 1984, or the early days of the Web when the blink tag was a minor miracle. Same idea.