Wow it's snowing like a mofo in NY. Brrrr. Cooool.
Tuesday's live session at Harvard will be at 6:30PM at Lewis International Law Center, room 301. Here's a map of the law school campus. Dan Bricklin will be there. Peter Rukavina is coming from Prince Edward Island. This is so cool. As always the Web brings people together like nothing else before it.
Derek Slater is a Berkman student who would like to see Harvard wake up to weblogs. Let's work together on that. (He'll be there on Tuesday too.)
I knew that John Robb would have something interesting to say about hand-held WiFi servers.
Guardian: "Outliners force us into a way of thinking that is actively inimical to creativity."
Larry Lessig is speaking at Princeton on Feb 20, webcast.
Paul Boutin: "The Islamic terrorist who exchanged emails with a Computerworld reporter for two weeks turned out to be Brian McWilliams, who admits to pretending to be 'Abdul Mujahid of Karachi' in emails to writer Dan Verton."
Scoble: "Who wants to make Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer richer without getting rich themselves?" No thanks.
Mary Jo Foley has a list of Microsoft weblogs.
Workspot is a Linux desktop in a Web browser.
Steve Ivy has a permalinked version of Colin Powell's UN speech.
Dave Sifry adds guids to the Technorati RSS feeds.
Jon Udell: "This weblog has a shiny new look."
Tim Knip continues work on Groove/Radio interop.
Megnut picks up the Coblegate story.
East Broadway Ron has a picture of the snow in Chinatown.
This is not major earth-shaking news, but I have a floater in my left eye. I called my optometrist back in California and she said that unless I see flashes of light it's nothing to be concerned about. But it is totally annoying. I hate this thing. It looks like a big piece of hair is floating in my eyeball.
Paolo: "I want a WYSIWYG editor in my browser!"
Evan Williams: "Remember Tellme?"
Doc Searls and Chris Gulker pick up the discussion of the Washington Post. To Doc and Chris, both of whom wear both hats, professional and amateur, consider that many news reports are quotes and connective text, nothing more. The blogging world is just the quotes. You get to find your own authorities and instead of getting soundbites, you can hear all they have to say. Some reporters say it's revolutionary to publish the full text of their interviews on the Web but I say that's second best. When the reporter takes notes he or she is selective, they can't write down everything, and they introduce errors, incorrectly writing down what was said. Better to give the keyboard to the authority and let them say it in their own words. That's the premise of weblogs.
An example of a factual error in the Post piece. Weblogs.Com is not a reflection of updates of Radio users, it's open. You'll find lots of Moveable Type, Blogger, Manila, and various brands of weblog tools in the mix, including Radio. The Post said it was just for Radio users. I wonder if they had a source, or if they just made it up. These big self-confident (some might say arrogant) newspapers make mistakes in every article. Usually we just gloss it over. But it's over the line in articles that proclaim how superior they are at drilling down to the truth. Enough of that. Let's see how quickly they correct the mistake I just called them on.
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