News.Com reports on a new WiFi company funded by Intel, IBM and AT&T.
Jennifer Klyse: "I want to build a service that allows individuals to monitor, on a daily or weekly basis, all official activity of their elected officials in Washington." Amen.
NY Times: "AOL's decision to emphasize its $14.95 bring-your-own-access plan is in many ways an admission of defeat."
Last year on this day XML Magazine published an interview where I was fairly lucid and high energy. Lots of topics covered. An interesting snapshot.
Halley: "And you thought all that he and Moneypenny were doing in the back room was hanging up his coat and checking to see if his revolver were loaded."
From the Please Don't Shoot Me I'm Really A Good Person dept, I'm thinking about doing the Scripting News Awards again this year, retiring some categories, adding some new ones. It's really just a way for me to honor the weblogs that meant the most to me in 2002, to allow people who read this site to pick the winner from a list of sites I nominate. Last year some people got very angry with me for doing the awards, but I think net-net it was a good thing. It's quite interesting to look at the lists a year later. For example, the scripting category has boomed. Last year it was hard to find any weblogs about scripting. And our choice was prescient. Mark Pilgrim showed huge promise in 2001, which blossomed in 2002. This year I'm going to have a Rookie of the Year category, and it's going to be huge. So many really cool blogs came online this year. And all through the year I've been linking to sites with great names, so there should be a category for Best Named Blog for 2002.
Faisal thinks our plan for AOL and MP3s makes sense, and adds that AOL and Apple should do a music deal. Of course, makes total sense.
Sjoerd asks why files.xml isn't directory.opml.
Happy third birthday to Queso, one of the first Manila sites.
How about a blogger New Years in NYC? Scoble has already proposed it, he'll be in NY over the holiday. Every time I see a post from Adam Curry I think, man it's been too long since we did the NY tour. It's halfway between Europe and California. It's got a wintry feel to it. Now I'm not totally sure about it myself, but what do you think? Willing to get on a plane to blog in all our faces?
I'm getting in the habit of watching The West Wing on Thurs morning over coffee as the sun is rising. First I have to write something technical. Then I get to indulge. Viva Tivo!
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