The Register: "Could it be that we are seeing a new facet of Microsoft, that there is the realisation that if you have the expertise, you do not have to use the dirty tricks?"
Megnut says she may leave California. And then Garret says they're bringing cheap DSL to Santa Fe. Then I had this idea, let's start a Web commune in Santa Fe, great air, beautiful country, skiing, it's cheap, and they don't have stupid people who want to prevent other people from marrying each other. How childish.
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E&P: Weblogs, From Underground to Mainstream. "Slow corporatization of the concept will probably be fine with many of the thousands of independent Webloggers who pioneered the concept. Romenesko says as Weblogging becomes more widespread among corporations, there's likely to be some resentment from the pioneers who see it as an anti-corporate concept."
FWIW, I think he's got it backwards. Weblogs may become corporate tools, but they're also Trojan Horses. Once a corporation becomes weblog-aware, it stops behaving so much like a corporation and more like part of the Web, where ideas are shared and linked to, even (perish the thought) across corporate boundaries.
New feature on Weblogs.Com this morning. Now there are Yahoo-style checkboxes on each item and buttons that do stuff with the checked items. Not everything is wired in yet. Here's a graphic that explains what's going on.
flashforward2000 conference, March 27-29 in SF.
New site: Patents.EditThisPage.Com.
The XML-DEV list is not working properly. Most of my posts yesterday are not in the archive. They didn't come in email either. If you're on the list and wondering where my posts have been going, I have been wondering about that too.
WSJ: Simon & Schuster to release story by Stephen King on the Web only. "The book, a 66-page ghost story titled 'Riding the Bullet,' is one of the first examples of a best-selling author creating a work purely for electronic download. Consumers will be able to buy the book for $2.50 through Web sites run by e-book manufacturers as well as online booksellers such as Amazon.com." Of course I'll buy this, but I won't buy it at Amazon, unless they wise up.
NY Times editorial: A Decisive Day for Front-Runners: "When he was attacked unfairly by the religious right in South Carolina, Mr. McCain returned the fire. That decision to counterattack now looks like a costly tactical mistake that damaged the aura of his campaign, revived old worries about his temperament and unsettled many mainstream Republicans."
What got me interested in the candidates' pictures was this picture on the home page of MSNBC showing Gore making a sincere grimace, which looks like an imitation of the sincere grimace that Bill Clinton uses. I'd love to get a peek behind the scenes, how did they teach Gore to do this? The American people are going to love it. Did it require surgery?
Survey: Is Bush disgusting?
NetDyslexia: Same Horse, Another Photo.
Asparagus in spicy garlic sauce. (Hot!)
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