DaveNet: Squeal with Care. "Today's technology leaders have been fed a steady diet of softballs and puff pieces, so perhaps they can be forgiven for expecting more of the same."
This evening I learned that O'Reilly invested in Pyra, who makes Blogger, which competes head-on with Manila. While we were working with O'Reilly, at times very intensely, and always for free, they were betting on our competitor. Needless to say this should have been disclosed.
Joel Spolsky: Three Wrong Ideas from Computer Science.
BYTE: What the Heck is SOAP, Anyway?
Salon: Why Scour is not the new Napster.
Evening pointer, David Brown keeps diggin, and now Zope is doing some great tricks with Radio UserLand outlines. I sent an email to Paul Everitt tonight saying this feels like the meeting of the Transcontinental Railroad. It's an exciting day, we've wanted to get to this place for about six months. I think it might be a matter of a few days before I can write for a Zope site. That'll be interesting for sure.
I'm head-down on the directory stuff. I'm doing the directory for UserLand.Com and as I do it I realize how sorely we need this. I should have something to show tomorrow morning unless Murphy has a problem with that.
I had a long and frank phone talk today with Milt Olin, the COO of Napster. Still digesting it, no conclusions at this time,
I'm working on the directory-building code for Radio UserLand, processing in the background.
K-Meleon, a Web browser built from Mozilla source, "tries to mimic the IE MFC interface as much as possible. For convenience, it also uses the IE bookmarking system."
Sorting out RDF
David Carter-Tod, a man with a strong mind, asks for help understanding all the terminology in RDF-space.
Paul Snively, a man of many words, explains.
Tim Bray: "All this inference and ontology crap is part of the problem with RDF, not part of the solution. I immodestly claim that the following still is the easiest statement of why anyone should care."
The World Outline Mind Bomb
Brent Simmons and David Brown have been kicking butt, connecting the World Outline in Radio UserLand up to the Web through Manila and Zope.
David posted a screen shot, which has got people in Radio UserLand tapping their feet wondering wassup.
Brent posted a similar screen shot on our private discussion group, so I can't show it to you yet.
First we linked static outlines, and now they're getting pretty damned dynamic. The difference between what we're doing and what others are doing is that we have an authoring tool. That's going to make the difference between having something that academics appreciate, and something that users can use.
BTW, World Outline Mind Bomb is a pretty good acronym.
David Brown provides the two-sentence roadmap for Radio UserLand, and explains our philosophy as well.
We bought a great domain name yesterday.
People say all the good names are taken.
Wrong. None of the good names are taken.
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