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Announce: Simplified Frontier pricing, UserLand Store. "Our goal remains to make Frontier users the most powerful developers and communicators on the Internet."

New channel: FreshMeat.Net. Yaha!

HoneyLocust: "Static web pages work fine with older browsers, and allow one to insulate oneself from the falling bombs and shells of the browser wars."

I reorganized the home page of the Frontier site, pulling up the summaries from the Tour pages, and linking to screen shots. For some reason I get inspired when I know a lot of people are looking at one of my sites!

42 new pages on the Frontier site, and the night is still young. That must be some kind of record, and proof that the Frontier site is no longer read-only.

2:22PM: Not to tempt anyone, but here we are many hours after rolling out the new pricing program, and no flames. Thanks!

A message I posted on the XML-DEV list announcing the XML-RPC interface for discussion groups. "For UserLand, this is the back-end for our editorial groupware system, and a new web writer's tool we have in development. But the interface can be used for all kinds of workflow and groupware. The more the merrier!"

Steven Livingstone is leading a group who is wiring up MS-Word thru COM to be an editor for DG postings.

Jeremy Bowers: "Scraping may produce the same information as a hypothetical RSS file, it cannot produce the same permission."

Dave Winer: "From what I know about webmasters at big publishing companies (we're working with a few of them) -- their management will not understand the issue when it pops up to their level. When they learn about scraping, I believe their first response is going to be to sue, and it may be tough to talk them out of it."

MSNBC: "As a matter of course, we donít knowingly sell a companyís name to competitors," says Diane Hunt, a Yahoo spokeswoman, but she notes that some cases fall through the cracks."

Wired: "Two days after rival Sun Microsystems unveiled a plan to publish word processing and spreadsheet applications for free over the Web, Microsoft executives said they're considering a similar strategy."

I got an email in response to this post, saying that HTML doesn't count because it is not a Turing Machine. Of course that's true, I'm not sure its Turing-ness matters, but then I had a thought this morning that the purpose of XML-RPC is to turn the Internet into a Turing Machine. I liked that description because it is so concise, assuming you know what a Turing Machine is.

6/3/96: Of Mice and Menus.

     

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