As promised, here's the first draft of the RSS 0.94 spec. It's a consolidation of all the specs I've written over the last two years. A few new features, listed on the (new) change notes page. Please read the roadmap to see what comes after 0.94. I'm not looking for much feedback until next week, but of course if you like it, no need to wait to say that.
NY Times: "Many blogs, Iranian or otherwise, are boring accounts of people's daily lives, or gibberish-like streams of consciousness. But in Iran, bolstered by the anonymity their computer screens provide, female bloggers are catching attention for their daring and articulate mix of politics, dirty jokes and acid comment."
News.Com: Out with AOL, in with Jabber.
O'Reilly: "With the release of Mozilla 1.0, the world now has a browser that supports SOAP natively."
Halley Suitt loves men. "I love the way they look in a tie, a nice leash you can grab and bring them up close fast when you get the urge to kiss them." Sweet.
Halley also wrote the famous Internet essay that begins with this stunning sentence. "When my dad wakes up today, the first thing he will notice is that he is dead."
Megnut: "You see, I never liked tomatoes." Same here.
No strike in 2002. "With only hours to go before the first scheduled game on the day baseball players set as a strike deadline, management and union negotiators reached agreement on a four-year contract."
Doc Searls reviews Apple's new Jaguar version of Mac OS X, from a user's point of view.
Eric Albert: "Scott Rosenberg gets the story wrong regarding Apple's use of the DMCA.."
According to News.Com, Apple Computer said it "plans by next month to release to the open-source community the technology it calls Rendezvous, which allows networked devices to automatically find each other."
Looking for news of the baseball strike. Heard an analysis of the situation on NPR yesterday that gave me goosebumps. In the mid-20th century the top three sports in the US were: baseball, boxing and horse racing. Today boxing and horse racing are nothing compared to football, basketball and hockey. The NPR commentator said baseball is about to join boxing and horse racing on the sports scrap heap. I know what they mean. I went to exactly one game this year, and was bored out of my mind. Too commercial. Too perfect. Too expensive. Everyone is so quiet and well-behaved at the stadium. The baseball I loved was rowdy and irreverent.
Audioblogging collaboration betw Adam and Garth?
Lots of interesting posts on Doc's DG.
It's really spooky watching the archive for 2001 over the last couple of weeks. I can see the events in my world that preceded 9-11, the stuff that would get thrown in the air and pushed aside as we struggled to understand. Note that last year I said that Red Hat was overvalued at $600 million. Have to eat the words. Today its market capitalization is over $840 million. As Gomer Pyle used to say: "Surprise surprise surprise."
On this day in 1997 I published a trial business plan for the now-defunct Power Computing, the leading Mac clone vendor of the day.
Heads-up. I'm doing my first post-surgery technical project, a merging of the RSS 0.91 spec with the 0.92 addenda, and documenting the new features in 0.94 and including a roadmap for evolution, all in one Web doc with a liberal copyright. Should have a draft ready later today.
An example of an 0.94 feed.
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