Guest DaveNet: The New Economy.
Survey: "Will blogs wipe out professional journalists?"
Red Hat is getting some patents, and while they disclaim using them against open source developers, they reserve the right to use them against other developers, even ones who pose no patent threat to them.
JD Lasica. "News percolates up from weblogs into the mainstream media." Oy.
"On May 25, at 1:58 PM EST, YACCS received its 1,000,000th comment!"
There are a million blogs in the naked city.
Jon Udell: "[Radio's] built-in RSS aggregator has changed how I process information in a dramatic way."
A birthday poem for Craig Burton from his granddaughter.
Doc: "Fifty-two degrees. Rain. Wind."
I get my news of Groove from Jeroen Bekkers. I read his site every time it updates. They're doing some wild and crazy things. Notably, connecting Groove to Radio Community Server and OPML. At first I thought -- oh my god -- I'm going to have to serve all those Groove users. Then I relaxed. Let's give it a try. It wasn't how I initially thought we'd connect, but if it works, let's go for it.
Blockbuster Takes On Netflix: "Blockbuster claims to have locations within a 10-minute drive of 64 percent of the U.S. population."
Thanks to Philip Bump for the excellent animated badge for the fantastic EFF cartoon about the CBDTPA.
Brian Yoder: "For several years the bigcos have been asking What is the role for billion dollar companies in the Internet media market? and the correct answer Almost none."
Henry Porter: "For the first time since the Cuban missile crisis, nuclear war is not a distant threat but a real possibility and the lives of 12 million people are at risk."
Wired: Besieged ISP Restores Pearl Vid. Although I do not want to watch the video myself, it should be available to those who do. The FBI had no basis or right to ask for its removal. Thanks to the ISP for standing up to the govt.
Chuck Shotton demonstrates the power of the Web as a whistle-blowing environment open to all citizens.
Taking back the mouse
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, tell all your friends about the CBDTPA!!
BTW, a note about the CBDTPA and what you can do about it. Signing electronic petitions is pretty easy, and therefore pretty powerless. Call your congressperson. Send a snail-mail letter. But more important, tell your friends, especially people who aren't in the computer industry. Tell your barber, your high school friend, call a radio talk show. Tell them that the government is out of step with the people. We love the Internet, and we want it to get better. The EFF cartoon is wonderful, charming, and truthful. Disney and its cronies are hiding behind the mouse. They paint warm and fuzzy pictures that lull us to sleep. We will lose the power to communicate. This a far more basic right than their power to take our money. We can have fun while we fight back. Tell your friends. Make the CBDTPA a new fun song. C-B-D-T-P-A. And when they call you a pirate tell them that's just plain wrong.
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