Meg Hourihan: My experience using personas.
Wired: "Kazaa, the largest file-trading network running, has a new business plan that includes a subscription service, audio and video media advertising and an offshore tax haven."
Cydney Gillis: "I am not John Markoff."
In April 2001, Sun prepared a Jxta assault against Microsoft. It's more interesting today than it was then because it was so boring then, but seemed so interesting to some.
Sylvia Nasar, the author of A Beautiful Mind, is speaking at Stanford on May 1.
News.Com: Hackers turn tables on file-swapping firms. This should make the RIAA shiver. Who are they going to sue out of business now?
Did you read Andrew Orlowski's analysis of Bill Gates' testimony? If not, stop everything, and read it now. Then read the latest soundbites from The Mind of Microsoft. "Christopher Jones, in charge of development of the Windows operating system for desktop computers, said proposals to let computer makers and rival software developers tinker with parts of Windows would create chaos for consumers and hurt the computer industry."
Collin Faulkingham posted a spec for the discussion group web service he's working on.
Zoe: "Do for email what Google did for the Web."
Dan Shafer explains in greater detail why he thinks PythonCard on the Mac is such a big deal.
Scott Johnson: "Its just amazing how quickly a real community can get something done when they think its important."
Mark Baker: "I agree completely."
Edd Dumbill: "It is past time that the W3C called an end to its involvement in web services. Despite the name, web services have increasingly little to do with the Web as we know it, and those at the forefront of its development seem to have little fondness for the W3C or its technologies."
I want to be really clear that I do not endorse Edd's position. His focus is wrong, imho. Look at what the independent developers are doing. That's what matters. Edd is a consistent source of what I call "Stop Energy." The reason all this is coming to a head now is that there is a lot of motion. He and his friends have been able so far to control the news coming out of the XML world. I always believed that would break at some point. Now it has. That's good. The XML.Com philosophy is far too centralized, and relied on BigCo's and the W3C for innovation. I don't think Edd has been around the block enough times to know that it's hopeless to expect that to happen. Innovation comes from independents. My rebuttal, posted last night, applies to Edd's piece too.
RFC: What is Stop Energy?
Thanks to Groove News for this pointer to a clear statement on competition from a Groove person.
A NY Times reporter discovers that, with software, it's often even worse than it appears.
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