Our new weblog hosting service went live today. Anyone with a harvard.edu mail address can create a free weblog. Please wish us luck, spread the word, and praise Murphy!
Note that the main weblog and all new weblogs sport a Creative Commons license. I think it's quite reasonable. Unless otherwise noted, all content may be freely reused, with attribution. I think everyone is protected, the author, Harvard, and the public. We found the right balance, imho. Lawyers and programmers working together. Power. Postscript: The lawyers asked the programmers to include the Creative Commons graphic. The programmers did it.
A new doctrine tonight.
Next Tuesday marks six years of Scripting News and fifteen years of Frontier.
On this day in 1999, Slashdot supported RSS. A MFB.
Jeremy Allaire reports on Esther Dyson's interview with Google's Sergey Brin.
More work on Harvard weblogs today.
More from our ex-special-ops guy, John Robb. "We need to be able to destroy all six divisions in place simultaneously."
Listening to man-on-the-street interviews with Boston people demonstrating in support of the war in Iraq on NPR. A woman said "I'd like to see them demonstrate like this in Baghdad." Okay. Interesting point. BTW I'm sure Saddam Hussein, if he's still alive, would be happy to let them rally support for the troops (his troops). And then I realized what bothers me about this the most. Why should I care what happens in Baghdad? Isn't the US a big country? Shouldn't we go to war with countries of equal stature? How did anyone ever get the idea that we care about Iraq. I don't. I never will. Sorry.
At dinner last night with Adam Green, he said something disturbing. He said this will be Dubya's last war. I said that's right, because we're going to vote his ass out of office next year. Adam said the Democrats don't have anyone to run against him. I couldn't believe that. And then he started listing them, and damn if he's not right. Holy shit. Four more years of this bullshit? I never signed up for that.
Christopher Allbritton, former AP and New York Daily News reporter asked readers of his weblog to pay to send him to Iraq, and they did. He's reporting from Turkey today, on his way into Iraq. Bravo.
If the BBC reporters weblog had permalinks I'd point to some of the posts, especially the one about dolphins helping clear mines in Umm Qasr.
I didn't see the NBC news piece on weblogs, but Doc did. "Last night's seconds-long NBC news feature on Weblogs verged on the meaningless."
Last night's session was great. About 15 people. Lots of great discussion, lots of ideas where to go. We'll do it again next Thurs at 7PM.
Matthew Langham wants an outliner for his Pocket PC.
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