Web 2.0 and traditional publishers

Will Web 2.0 revolutionise information providers or kill them? this is the question poised by Information World Review (IWR) in an article on their website. The article is a debate between "traditional" traditional information providers (including Sweet & Maxwell) and Web 2.0 technologists.

There are some interesting points raised here from the "traditional" publishers notably that the challenge to publishers is how they put their content into new and meaningful contexts. The main difference of opinion appears to be around the term "community" and how traditional publishers can use Web 2.0 technology to enhance the products and services they provide to users. I probably keep banging on about this but I see Web 2.0 as an opportunity for publishers to collaborate and involve their customers more in the development of their products, ultimately provding benefits for both sides...surely? Definitely worth reading.