Yes honey I'm still on European time.
Jon Udell: "Blogging as a form of mainstream Web entertainment, with its star performers and its popularity ratings, may or may not be a passing fad. What will endure, in any case, matters more: a powerful new way to tell stories that refer to, and make sense of, the documents and messages that we create and exchange in our professional lives." Right on.
Brian Manley has spec overload, and Paul Kulchenko adds to his misery.
ZDNet: Stallman strikes back at Microsoft.
Edd Dumbill: A Web Less Boring. "Bray extolled SOAP, explaining that its many implementations and widespread deployment were key to its importance."
Here's one way to make the Web less boring.
NetDyslexia says goodbye. An entertaining even inspiring site, in its day.
Adam Curry started a movie trailers channel.
Sacramento Bee: "The bad news at Ed Ring's Internet start-up company is that revenues are barely $1,000 a month. The good news? That just about covers expenses."
Zeldman: "I wrote this book for print designers whose clients want websites, art directors who’d like to move into full-time interactive design, homepage creators who are ready to turn pro, and professionals who seek to deepen their Web skills and understanding."
Standard: "Forrester analysts have christened the X Internet. They say it'll be bigger than the Web - but should you believe them this time?"
News.Com: "IBM is set to launch Tuesday its latest offensive in the market for e-business software with more versatile development tools."
What is Novobot?
Looks like they laid off the bloggers at KnowNow?
A wish for Kleiner-Perkins, the backers of KnowNow and many other Internet phenoms of the last few years, that they tune into the Web as a fantastic writing environment, and let's work together to build it out. Even though we've been at odds over the years, I consider them friends. My door is always open. Let's talk. There's a lot of work to do.
A little pushback from Jacob Levy to which I say: "I don't need them!! I can't tell you more about this, but John Doerr is a friend of mine. And you bet there's money to be made in the Web as a writing environment. Remember word processors."
BTW, as part of an introduction for KP, I did a Manila rendition of their website. One of the first things I'd do to help ease them into the Web as a fantastic writing environment is make it so they can update their site easily, without having to get the designers in the loop for every little change. At least the partners' admins should be able to make changes, but knowing some of the partners, and their enthusiasm for technology, they'd probably want to update their personal pages themselves using a browser.
BTW, you'll notice that I use exclamation points more in the future! I just finished reading a wonderful Kurt Vonnegut novel, that somehow I had missed. He uses exclams more frequently than I do. I'm going to give his method a try!
Wow a year ago today I was back in California after a trip to Europe. "My fingers are so rusty."
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