Peter Coffee at eWeek has some interesting thoughts on UGC. I particularly love the description of the schoolkid entering a competition to design a web page for his class: "It's blank," his sister observes. "Well, duh," he replies. "This is the era of Web 2.0. Users get to generate their own content. Let's say you want to know what the latest news is. All you have to do is type it out in this box that says 'News' and then you can read it."
Dave Franklin has spent the last 15 years working in the hi-tech industry all around the world. For the last 10 years he has focused on software that supports sales and marketing functions within large enterprises. He currently works for Google at the European HQ in Dublin.
In a previous life as a developer, he got to see the immediate results of changing a single line of code. These days he gets to plan the destruction of software many months in advance.
English by birth, Dave lives in Ireland with his English wife and 2 sons - one American, one Irish.