DaveNet: Boucher on Hatch; Microsoft aims at Google.
DaveNet: What makes a weblog a weblog?
NY Times: A Blogger's Big-Fish Fantasy.
Here's Microsoft's about page for MSNBot.
According to Laurence Simon, Senator Hatch may have a copyright violation on his own site.
An anonymous source provides details on MSNBot. Google in the crosshairs. MS offered to buy Google. Search made $150 million profit for MS last year. Search baked into Longhorn.
Ed Cone: "Virginia Representative Rick Boucher says legislation allowing the recording industry to damage personal computers is highly unlikely to be enacted."
BBC: "Microsoft is taking legal action against alleged e-mail spammers in the US and the UK."
Zawodny: The Bot from Redmond.
Search Engine Watch: "Google has expanded its contextual ads program to allow many more content sites to carry its paid listings."
Glenn Reynolds enters the What Is A Weblog discussion.
A question for Senator Hatch.
It sounds like a presidential candidate is going to visit us tomorrow at the usual Thursday evening weblog-writers meeting at Berkman. That's cool. Last week we talked about New Hampshire. This week we'll talk about BloggerCon.
Two years ago today, issues around Microsoft's (now defunct) Smart Tags in MSIE exposed key questions about integrity in web-writing.
Happy birthday to Sheila, Andrea and Paul McCartney.
BBC: "A US senator wants to develop new technology which would remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music tracks."
Martin Schwimmer: "If I were Senator Hatch's press secretary I would suggest to him that he say that he was not referring to destroying the computers of home users who might have in effect shoplifted a few CDs or movies, but was instead referring to those professional counterfeiters who use their computers as illegal printing presses to distribute counterfeit works on a large scale."
A new version of Oddpost, the elegant browser-based email client, is now an RSS reader. Nicely done, as always. More info in an email from Ethan Diamond explaining the design of the new features in context of recent comments here.
A few days ago someone asked when I started doing permalinks. Here's the answer.
Graeme Foster: "Why not expose RSS feeds as POP3 and have an RSS aggregator in any email client?"
More great Adam Curry scans.
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