Bricolage – a better word for mashup?

An increasingly popular term for Ajax Web 2.0 applications that glue together a set of other web services is mashup, a somewhat uncool term. Today I came across for the umpteenth time the French word bricolage which rolls beautifully off the tongue and describes these applications perfectly. Wikipedia has a good description. I will try to use this word in future.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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