Elizabeth Spiers: "My VC rolodex is just one big graveyard."
Impressive. The NY Times has a Lessig op-ed on the Eldred decision. We had his thoughts within minutes. I heard a brief report on NPR, then tuned in Radio Lessig. Bing.
Salon: "The Eldred decision, in the words of University of Buffalo law professor Shubha Gosh, 'deconstitutionalizes' copyright, pushing it father into the realm of policy and power battles and away from the principles that have anchored the system for two centuries. That means public interest advocates and activists must take their battles to the public sphere and the halls of Congress."
Computerworld: Spam's getting more sophisticated.
Paul Boutin: "A few alert Googlers have noticed that dozens of local newspapers from Boston to Honolulu have run the same letter under different names nationwide."
Some people dis the Bay Area, but they should check out what spring is like here. It's heaven on earth. And it's still just mid-January. Fruit trees are already in bloom. The smells are to die for. Better than cheesecake. And not fattening. Hey I'm going for three hikes this weekend. How about that NY?
Brian Buck: "Dave's fruit tree blossoms sound nice!"
Open source advocate Bruce Perens is a guest on NPR Science Friday, in the Bay Area on KQED.
News.Com has a new page describing their RSS feeds.
Thanks to Xeni Jardin for this inspiring demo of recursion.
Webcast of today's anti-spam conference at MIT.
Bill Moyers covers copyright on PBS tonight.
Brian Buck: "There are several hundred people protesting at the UN right outside my window."
Jesse Shanks: Using OmniGraffle as an RSS News Reader with Applescript.
Rogers Cadenhead: "Without notifying users, AOL adds http://free.aol.com to the browser's trusted sites zone, enabling executable code from that domain to be run without permission."
Jeremy Zawodny: "It seems that api.google.com has been having troubles for much of the night."
News.Com: "Apple Computer has forced a developer to stop distributing a plug-in that turned its iTunes music player into peer-to-peer music-sharing software."
I went to lunch yesterday with Sandy Wilbourn, a friend since college in the early-mid 70s. Sandy used to be at Harvard, or his wife taught there, or something like that. I'm not sure. Anyway at lunch he said something about me that resonated. We were talking about using the facilities, libraries, gyms, etc on the campus, and Sandy said that I should just go there and act like I belonged. He and I both agreed that's one of my secrets of success. Now it's not such a secret!
Martin Schwimmer digs back through the archives and finds a glitch in the NY Times' memory bank.
A little over seven years ago I wrote a glowing review of the then-new Pointcast system. The review ran in Wired, and in huge type at Pointcast's tradeshow booth. And for the next seven years, after Pointcast's quick demise, we've been rebuilding the system, with open formats, choice, two-way-ness, and with a better scaling proposition. People who love the network that RSS forms will recognize the story.
Register: "I suggested that they should put out files with legitimate titles and put inside them silence or random noise and saturate the file sharing networks with those files. That did start the poisoning."
Wired: "To link directly to some newspapers' content, Danish search firm Newsbooster now must use the sort of decentralized subterfuge utilized by companies that distribute file-sharing applications."
NY Times profile of renaissance blogger, Glenn Reynolds.
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