The report claims that the current internet is static, "dumb, boring, and
isolated...news, sports, and weather imparted on static Web pages offer
essentially the same content presented on paper...now that the novelty has
faded, [people] are going back to reading newspapers and watching TV."
This doesn't sound like my experience of the net, with sites like K5, is
our experience so different from the norm?
Then, according to the Register, the report goes on to claim, that the
next generation of the Internet will be "...the executable Net - termed X
Internet by Forrester - will consist of quickly downloaded, disposable
programs loaded onto PCs and handhelds."
This is in line with Microsoft's Windows XP vision, but very different
from TBL's and the W3C's SemanticWeb, which is a vision for a web of rich
data, and metadata.
Without a deep and widely pervasive culture of free software, I'm personally going to
have to take a pass on "X Internet".