NY Times: "Gene Kranz, the flight director who orchestrated the rescue of astronauts aboard the crippled Apollo 13 in 1970, said that from what he knew about the suspected tile damage, there was probably nothing that could have been done to save the flight. 'The options,' he said in a telephone interview, 'were just nonexistent.'"
Arul: "I've just updated my blog's RSS feed from RSS 0.91 to RSS 2.0." Nicely done.
Don Park is working on a new language that does some of what XML does, but is as simple as can be.
Richard Bennett: "Maybe what AOL/Time-Warner needs to do is forget about the Internet and broadband, and get themselves some nice Tivo-type property to really make the synergy work."
Nice redesign at Russell Beattie.
Question. When I get Slashdotted we get about 5000 reads. I've noticed that number is about what some Manila and Radio sites have gotten when they were Slashdotted. Now, according to Joel Spolsky he gets about 400,000 reads from a Slashdot link, about 80 times the flow. Now here's the question. Why?
News.Com: "Groove Networks on Tuesday released a revamped version of its collaboration software that ties the company closer to Microsoft and introduces compliance with Web services."
One year ago: "Congratulations, you've just created a Web Service."
IDG: "The European Commission has presented a draft directive that punishes copyright infringement for commercial purposes, but leaves the home music downloader untouched, infuriating the entertainment industry."
I was kind of hoping that OJR would look at how we covered the Shuttle disaster, but they focus on the "real" journalists, and lump bloggers into an amorphous blob. Maybe it's because there's only one letter diff betw blog and blob. Who knows. Maybe someday we'll get some respec.
Boston Globe: "Amanda created an alternate digital identity for her former boyfriend."
NY Times: "Harvard University said that it will return much of Jane Fonda's $12.5 million donation and give up its plans for a research center on sex and education."
News.Com reports on a new consortium to commercialize the Linux desktop.
Shifted Librarian: "The Corante crew just doesn't want to give up the RSS feeds, so I don't read a single Corante blog."
Mother Jones interviews John Perry Barlow.
How warm weather makes my body feel.
Three years ago, How To Make Money on the Internet, written in Amsterdam of all places, my main report from Davos, an ode to the DotCom boom and the Two-Way-Web, in one piece. Quite a juggling act.
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