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A new exploit
MSNBC: A New Email Vulnerability. Sounds bad, you don't have to open the email to get infected. Microsoft Outlook is the hole. What about Outlook Express?
News.Com has more details.
Don McArthur sheds light on the new exploit. Read the last paragraph for his conclusion about its seriousness.
How time flies
It was only March that the leading edge in our little part of the world was the Web Application concept. Manila is a Web application, I moderated a panel at Esther's with Web Apps from a handful of companies.
Now a new door is open and Web Apps are going to show up on the desktop in the form of P2P apps. (I've decided to go ahead and use the buzzword.)
The doors that's open, interestingly, is Napster. I downloaded a new version today, this one visibly uses the HTML renderer that's baked in. Now we just have to figure out where they store the URLs (or ask them to make it configurable) and voila, we have a way to integrate with other apps running anywhere, including the desktop. A whole Internet, in a remarkably voluted (as opposed to convoluted) whole, entirely within a single machine. Very cool.
Note, the integration of HTML rendering in Napster is hugely important. It's a popular platform, and it bridges into the legacy in an elegant way. Smart.
Music music music
News.Com: MP3Board countersues RIAA. They're not doing anything that AOL isn't already doing. Why doesn't RIAA sue AOL? That would be interesting. There are lots of Time-Warner subsidiaries on the RIAA member list. (AOL will even store the MP3s it finds in a free three gigabyte "locker".)
The Nation: It's Only Rock and Roll and the Kids are Alright.
John Perry Barlow: "Speaking as someone who has created a lot of intellectual property, I can assure you that my primary incentive was the possibility that what passed through my heart would be heard. I want it to be available to my great grandchildren. But they will never hear it unless it's stored in some other medium than the material objects the record industry manufactured, all of which will be as mute as stones by then."
Salon (1/19/99): Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: Bowie loves MP3. "Of course a lot of artists are absolutely terrified by the idea, but I love it because I love process. To me, the end result is not nearly as interesting as the process of getting involved in something."
LA Times: "It's a Hail Mary shot that few executives believe will work."
LA Times: "The 46-year-old executive is sick of corporate bureaucrats compromising the industry's future by obstructing online initiatives and tying the hands of entrepreneurs who are trying to figure out how to compete on the Web. If the industry doesn't get moving and start making music transactions easy online, he says, it will soon relinquish control of a valuable distribution channel to innovative upstarts such as Napster."
About.Com has a list of MP3 search engines.
The Phoenix Trap is a Philadelphia rock band with a Manila site. Imho, they're the vanguard of the new way.
ZDNet: "We don't need Napster anymore," said Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of culture and communication at New York University. "There are enough other file sharing systems out there to make it irrelevant."
Standard: Why Jim Clark Likes Microsoft.
InfoWorld: Microsoft Casts its .NET.
WSJ: Arrogance, greed, optimism fueled Internet bubble.
AppleInsider has a picture of what they claim is the Apple cube. I still like the Cobalt Qube. It's prettier, and it comes without the attitude. (As of 5:52PM, AppleInsider is not responding. If one were paranoid, one might think Apple's lawyers had something to do with it.)
Reading AppleSoup's press release, I wondered if there's a connection betw P2P and Push Technology. "These technical advances allow content owners to control, distribute and even sell their content via AppleSoup’s extremely scalable and viral peer-to-peer network." Oh it's not push, it's viral. I get it.
Maybe Dave Sims' friend works at AppleSoup?
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