DaveNet: The paper-of-record.
Rod Kratochwill notes that the St Petersburg Times maintains a calendar-based archive so you can see what was in the paper on a specific day. Very nice.
Caleb Cain reviews Top Gun from an interesting angle.
John Palfrey: "Professor Lessig is right in the pessimism of his last book and recent speeches."
A firey anthem from the professor. There's hope he says.
Please explain how this happened. A Microsoft person applauds a piece of software for "Great OPML support."
Postscript to today's DaveNet. Some people report that they can get to the archive through the link I provided in the essay. When I click on it, I get redirected to the NY Times archive and told I need to pay. I am a member, and am logged on. This is a mystery.
Steve Wozniak via email: "In my opinion the guiding principle, for all copyrighted material, should be that if any material is presented to your senses (sight, sound, etc.), free or paid for, then you should have the right to memorialize it, to record it and to get it later."
Wired: "Hawash, a US citizen, was arrested last month by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force."
NY Times: "An armored force of 50 American tanks and other vehicles wheeled suddenly into the center of Baghdad today, taking the city's defenders by surprise and triggering a rolling firefight along boulevards lined with some people waving and others shooting."
AP: "US Army soldiers Saturday captured the headquarters of the Republican Guard's Medina Division in this town about 35 miles southeast of Baghdad."
BBC: US Forces Enter Baghdad.
Jake released a new feature for Manila yesterday, it's worth noting because it's evidence of movement, and evidence of an important new feature in Manila -- its news aggregator.
First, about the new aggregator. Like Radio UserLand, the underlying engine for Manila has always had a news aggregator. Now you can access that aggregator through the Manila user interface. There's a Prefs page where you edit your subscriptions (screen shot), and another page where you view the results of the latest aggregator run (example).
It's a new idea, a workgroup news aggregator. I asked for this feature because I wanted my colleagues at Berkman to have the aggregator experience without having to install software on their machines. That would be too intrusive, at first. Once they get a taste for the functionality, they may want to install their own.
Second, about the new feature. The Manila-hosted aggregator now supports a basic feature that all aggregators support, mySubscriptions.opml. You can access the subscription list for any Manila installation through a predictable url. Lots of applications have been built on this format. Now the Manila aggregator can participate.
Thanks to Micah Alpern for this feature idea.
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