Luke Tymowski's Qube Quorner is a weblog focused on the Cobalt Qube. Luke and I were emailing about the Qube, he asked me a question I didn't know the answer to, so I said "Let's start a Manila site!" There you go. We've got a few more in the pipe. I won't be satisfied until we're covering all the scripting and serving environments. I'm glad the Qube is the first such site, because I dig the Qube and everything it stands for. When the site gets going we're going to ask Cobalt for a pointer.
NY Post: Gates waits for bailout from GOP. "Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the GOP presidential frontrunner, for example, is a close friend of Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Bob Herbold and said at a conference of high-tech executives in Arizona last month his administration would 'always take the side of innovation over litigation.'"
Motley Fool: Microsoft vs John Q Public? "Microsoft, with more than $19 billion in cash and short-term investments on its balance sheet and a market value of almost $500 billion, is a big target. The Journal reported that lawyers and corporate attorneys are already examining the judge's statement of fact to find leverage for possible claims."
InternetWeek: "Fifty percent of those surveyed said the most significant reason XML is important is that it allows application to application data exchange."
Jorn Barger's sources for cribbed links. Cribbed from Jorn Barger's site!
Dale Dougherty: Will the new Red Hat Fit? "Is this the future of software? To be acquired by either Microsoft, if you're successful, or AOL, if you're not."
An interesting page on Red Hat's news site, explains how they're sharing content with The Register.
The Apache XML Project includes something called Cocoon 2.0, which is an XML-based CMS. I wonder why they didn't go with Zope, which is gaining a lot of momentum and would get them XML-RPC compatibility along with Python?
Josh Lucas sheds some light on Cocoon 2.0.
Ted Nelson: Embedded Markup Considered Harmful. Interesting essay. We could probably implement transclusion. I wonder if Nelson has a spec for how that would work at an authoring level.
Eric Neu's critique of Ted Nelson's critique.
News.Com: Microsoft to Lease Office. "We are moving into the next wave of the Web where software and services are delivered together, and we are excited to offer Office 2000 to our customers in this new way," Steven Sinofsky, vice president of Microsoft Office, said in a statement. I don't get it.
Microsoft's beta version of MSN. See if you can figure out what's new. Cluttered and ugly and filled with hard-sell. Better better better. If they're so much better why do they have to say it so often? These are really poorly designed sites! There's no focus, no place for my eye to land. Just a maze of shouted messages.
Privacy Place is not a Manila site. It's run by a longtime friend, Fred Davis. We talked with them, but they decided to cook their own CMS.
Paul Hardwick's Privacy Digest has a familiar look, and does a great job of covering privacy issues.
Red Herring: VCs Yawn at Microsoft Ruling. "It's ironic this decision came down at a time when the Wintel alliance is at its weakest point in a decade, alternative operating systems are emerging for new digital devices, and Microsoft has failed to dominate in the area of content or the dot-com retail space," says Bay Partners VC Jim Wickett.
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