Today's big news: The New York Times on Radio UserLand.
News.Com: "Citigroup has agreed to use Microsoft's Web services technology, including password protection, online authentication and messaging services. The endorsement is significant for Microsoft, which has been struggling to define a business plan for its .Net My Services product."
Paul Boutin: Bloggers vs Journalists.
Doc Searls: Death by Content Management.
Flangy: "If I was doing some for-pay web work, and it was going to be IE/Windows only, then there would certainly be some CSS going on."
Jeff Barr is cooking something up at Syndic8. I bet it's pub-sub. He knows when feeds change. He can build a nice network based on notification. Anyway it's nice to be on the receiving end of a tease for a change.
MacCentral reports on a wireless hotzone in downtown Palo Alto. Interesting. Gets me thinking. Downtown Palo Alto is in a depression. Lots of For Lease signs. Even the most famous landmark, The Good Earth, is shuttered. I thought it would be a good investment for renewal of the business district to have free WiFi for University Avenue, to attract people to local businesses. This is something the city should be doing. A special tax for stores on the avenue. Get the occupancy rates back to their former level.
David Burrows gave me the ad of my dreams. Flash.
A personal note on today's news. As I've probably said many times before, I grew up reading the NY Times. To me, they defined, as a young man, how an intelligent person with a curious mind approaches the world. We understand that everyone has a point of view, and style is part of news writing, but facts come first. When we started syndicating Web content in 1997, I set a goal to get the Times headlines flowing though our space. Today, amazingly, that goal is accomplished. To me it's a reminder that it's worth setting lofty goals, and I hope it's an inspiration to everyone in weblog-space. Writing with integrity has value no matter where it comes from. That the Times, such a venerable institution, was willing to trust us, fills my heart with pride.
Screen shot showing NY Times headlines on Radio's News Aggregator page.
Yesterday I said that today's news would be for people who love poetry, books, movies, art, education, food, fashion, health, travel and technology. I left something out. It's also for people who love The Mets.
Times Square is named after the New York Times.
5/31/1889: "An appalling catastrophe is reported from Johnstown, Cambria County.."
The Times covered Custer's Last Stand at Little Big Horn.
A time capsule by the Times and the American Museum of Natural History.
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