New Channel: NASA's Earth Observatory.
Brent posts first-time user notes for Radio UserLand. If you've been using RU, see if you agree or disagree.
David Davies is the kind of developer you kill for.
I just got a demo of KnowNow's software. It's a total Mind Bomb. So many applications, such a good fit for Radio UserLand. You guys are going to LOVE it.
eGroups relented, the ads are back at the bottom.
Motley Fool: Leave the plumbing to LoudCloud.
Press release: Macromedia files patent suit against Adobe.
News.Com: Lawmakers want to legalize MP3.Com service. "Dubbed the 'Music Owners' Listening Rights Act of 2000,' the bill would give companies the right to copy CDs, store them online, and stream the songs individually to listeners who could prove they already owned a copy of the CD."
Wired: Webcasters Caught in RIAA Web. "I believe the artists should be paid, but I'm not so sure that this is all going to shake out so that the artists are going to get more than they are getting today."
Ben Crowell: Do open source books work?
Dan Bricklin comments on Ray Ozzie's new product, in frustratingly vague terms. I've been emailing with Ray and hope to get a look in the next few weeks, so I can gush too, of course without saying what it is.
I'm thankful that Tim O'Reilly posted this on his website publicly for you all to read. Further comments here.
Rick Saenz: "Dave Winer has not conducted himself professionally in public during this episode. Many people have tried to tell him that, but he invariably casts it as a personal criticism and refuses to hear it."
Rick, to say I'm unprofessional is one of the most personal things you can say about me. It's not an accusation to make casually, or else it reflects on your professionalism, not mine.
Further, to make the discussion about me is to miss the bigger, more important issue. A community is stranded, now what do you want to do about that? After we figure that out, I want people who we know to be ethical look at the discussion, and form an opinion about professionalism, and who has it.
If no such person is willing to take a deeper look, then nothing has been said, nor does it deserve a response.
Google search on Rick Saenz.
David McCusker: Professionalism and Lemonade.
People who question my integrity might want to check out comments by some more prominent DaveNet readers.
Gratitude. (No sarcasm.)
My good friend Mike Donnelan made a graphic that describes how I feel when people take cheap shots at my professionalism. Click on the lemon and Mike will rant at you on my behalf.
This is what I look like after reading an email from Tim O'Reilly.
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