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Aaron Swartz has a neat web app that lets you find out what ads Google would put on your site if you signed up for and were accepted by the AdSense program. Here are the ads they'd put on Scripting News. Makes sense. 

News.Com: "Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs rolled out on Tuesday a new crop of Power Macs he says can outperform any Windows-based PC on the market." Register article. 

Jeremy Zawodny wonders "Does Google Like Me?" 

AP: "A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that Congress can force the nation's public libraries to equip computers with anti-pornography filters." 

Jenny Levine is gathering news related to the Supreme Court decision. 

We have another confirmation for the Cluetrain 2003 session at BloggerCon. Co-author of the Manifesto, Doc Searls. Three down, one to go. The fourth is probably in the sky flying back from Copenhagen.  

Brian Jepson is blogging Steve Jobs's keynote at WWDC. 

Register: "Intel today launched its 3.2GHz Pentium 4." 

Alexander Barnes Dryer put together a template for Movable Type that generates nice not-funky RSS 2.0. 

There are moments when if people compromise something great can happen and if they don't the opportunity passes. I saw it happen with Apple Events in 1990. I tried to broker a deal between Microsoft and Apple to make a cross-platform interapplication communication layer so you could mix LANs with MS and Apple machines and they would interop. Microsoft said yes, Apple said no. The result was COM.  

A Russian developer network with really nice non-funky RSS feeds. Da! 

Ed Cone: "One topic we wonít spend much if any time on at BloggerCon is last yearís question: are weblogs journalism? Thatís settled (affirmative). The interesting questions deal with what kind of journalism weblogs can produce. But not everyone has gotten the memo." 

Don Park: "Although I agree with Dave on the issue of funky RSS, I think he is misusing the word funky." 

A gentle introduction to the RSS controversy, for power users, not developers, not XML jocks, for people who use computers, who like their aggregators, and would like some new features every once in a while. 

1/2/02: "I must give away some of the juice if I want to have a growing and prosperous software business. It's how I create a market to compete in. One little company selling a product does not make a market, no matter how unfair that seems." 

Josh Allen: "Microsoft can rightly brag that we adopted RSS before most of the other big behemoths." 

     

Last update: Monday, June 23, 2003 at 1:07 PM Eastern.

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