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The NY Times has a special website for the Subway Series. More than one article talks about Civil War. This is good. No need to buy earthquake insurance. I'm going to buy plane tickets tomorrow. Definitely gotta go.
Today we had an all-day all-hands meeting starting at 9AM to talk about the top level of Radio UserLand. Is it a Web writing tool, a Manila-website editor, or the browser and writing tool for the World Outline? Yes to all. Now how to arrange the commands and windows so all its power is comprehensible to a newbie? That's our challenge.
Fairfax: Adobe.Com domain name relocates to China.
Cory Doctorow explains why Intel's P2P workingroup meeting was a dud. My own theory of What Went Wrong is that Intel didn't lie well enough. Like Larry Ellison in Que Sera Sera. But a lie is a lie whether you smile or give away warm fuzzy teddy bears. I actually prefer lies bold and in the face, saves the trouble of debating whether they're lies. That P2P needs a centralized authority is the lie, btw.
NY Post: Red Hot Tix for World Series. "Fans are going to have to dig into their deep pockets if they hope to see the Bombers play the Amazin's. Tickets are selling from $1,500 to $4,500 for box seats, $800 for nosebleed seats in the outfield, and as much as $800 in the bleachers. Tickets in the upper deck and the bleachers have a face value of between $160 to $50."
Susan Kitchens tells the story of her trip to Ground Zero, with pictures.
Zeldman: "Network Solutions informed us that a character named Jeffrey Zeldman was attempting to modify the DNS record, and requested that Jeffrey Zeldman verify that Jeffrey Zeldman had permission to make this request."
What ever became of the joke-telling camera?
Luke Tymowski: "Writing about the Qube also requires access to current products. Imagine writing about the great pyramids in Egypt having only seen a picture of one — you won’t get far."
Luke also says he gets mail saying he's "a loser because they take me to be some sort of Dave Winer flunkey." I often wonder if the people who send me abusive email turn to people who are associated with me, people who work for UserLand, or who run sites I point to, like Luke's. In Jeff Shelton's essay yesterday and Luke's today is a hint that they are getting abusive emails.
A word of encouragement to people who write publicly, passing on something that was said to me a few years ago by a journalist. Look at the Letters to the Editor page in magazines. You'll see abusive people saying nasty personal things about public writers. This isn't a new thing. If you go through it, you'll be a better writer. Not sure if this is true, but mean readers are a fact of life. Email makes communication easier, and that includes abusive communication.
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