Everyday I wake up thinking “This is the day we kill the edupunk meme. Because even *I* am sick of it.”
But then I read something like this from Brian Kelly:
REST, it seems, is the punk response to the pompous stadium rock of SOAP and the Web Services stack.
That’s exactly right. But bigger than that is this: this term is zipping around the web and starting to pull a bunch of stuff together that was scattered before — much like the term Web 2.0 did before it became a bloated marker for everything IPO.
Terms like edupunk start off amusing, and then become tiresome. One in a hundred makes it through the tiresome stage to become useful but invisible — the Kleenex or Jazz of your domain. As much as I know I will want to kill the term again tonight, as long as it is sending me gems like this on my Google RSS, my vote is to keep it alive.