I found this on Denise Howell’s weblog (Bag and Baggage). I’m unclear on whether these are her thoughts or David Weinberger but it doesn’t matter.
“The Bubble was never what the Internet was about. The Web is not primarily a commercial space, not even primarily an information space. The interest is not there because 800 million people woke up and suddenly decided they wanted to be research librarians. The bubble went away, but the Web absolutely didn’t. The Web remains interesting and important. Nobody would have said a few years ago we’d have 20 billion pages on the Web. It’s not just markets that are conversations, it’s businesses themselves.”