The Weborati

Just who are the “Weborati[1] you ask? And where does the term come from? Well, to answer the latter question, It’s a neologism that just made up; please don’t shoot me for it. :)

As for the former, they are people who either created – starting with Tim Berners-Lee – who have passionately shepherded the web technologies over the many years since Tim first created ENQUIRE as a side project while at CERN.
In this group I would include the original and even the active members of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) as well as the active and passionate RESTafarians which of course includes Roy T Fielding, the father of REST.

I coined the term so I could refer to them collectively. But I want to make it clear I mean no condescension; I have great respect and appreciate for these people. I just thought a catchy name would make them more memorable and easier for me to refer to them. :-)

Footnotes

  1. …as an obvious pun on the various “-oratisTechnorati, Glitterati, Cognoscenti… (are there more?)

1 comment so far ↓

#1 Rick Thomas on 12.20.06 at 2:34pm

Hi Mike!

I guess it started with the pre-digital "literati".

Good to meet you at PyAtl.

Rick

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