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Steve Gillmor: "Opinionated, volatile, blunt, and disruptive, Dave Winer is an American original." 

Halley: "So here's Lesson Two -- if you really want to be an Alpha Male, you've got to give." 

Steve Zellers, a longtime friend who works at Apple, tells his MacBird story. 

Ernie the Attorney: "I think in the next year we are going to see a bevy of specialty law blogs." 

Charles Cooper: "Did you know you can use AIM on your cellphone?" 

Also: Shape Services, Nokia, PDApps

Apparently AOL has not been asleep at the wheel, just quiet about what they're developing in wireless instant messaging. 

Robert Occhialini: I've been using a Danger Sidekick from T-Mobile for about a month. It's a phone, does AIM, email, Web browsing, and has a decent Web interface that you can use to enter data. I love it. It comes with an unlimited data package and is always connected. Downsides are no direct sync with PC and black-and-white screen." 

Rob McKnight: "One thing to take note of is the growing number of these devices with built in or add-on cameras." 

Adam reports on his Bit Torrent experiment. 

On this day two years ago I wrote about desktop websites

Just a random comment to say how much I'm enjoying reading two weblogs from Japan, one from Joi Ito, and the other from Professor Lessig. It's great to watch two minds blossom in a new space. Excellent. 

NY Times: "Disaster recovery sites like this one operate as high-tech lifeboats for other companies that need a safe haven for their employees, or for electronic records in fires, floods or terrorist attacks." 

Next gen cellphone 

Got a lot of email on this, the consensus appears to be Treo. Lots of people sing its praises. It's a cellphone and a great PDA. Ole Eichorn's comment was pretty concise.

Ole Eichorn: "I have a Treo 300, which is on the Sprint network. It is a Palm-based PDA, a decent phone, and has a real web browser built in (not one of those crummy WAP things). Plus you can get and send email via your desktop (same accounts, etc.) And for you, a qwerty keyboard. It is bigger than your current phone, but I traded in a Motorola Star-Tac for mine and I donít mind the larger size considering now I donít have to carry a PDA."

Bernie Goldbach: "If you want a qwerty keyboard for moblogging and don't mind if it comes attached to a 244g sharp-looking mobile phone, you want the Nokia Communicator."

Question -- do any of these devices connect up to AIM or Jabber? Radio and Frontier have support for both. Where is AOL in all the maneuvering about cellphones that connect up to computer networks? (The answer seems to be asleep at the wheel?) Answer: see above.

     

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