For the uninitiated, please read more dope on the Hype Cycle.
Just came across this diagram, I thought that I might share this with you :)
What I would like to highlight here is that, Web 2.0 is going to go for mainstream adoption within the next 2 years (assuming that Gartner has done their homework), and it is about to hit the Trough of Disillusionment.
Are we to see another dotcom bust?
PS - Advice for freshers about to choose their careers, go towards ERP, EAI, BI side ... or towards storage and hardware side.