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I'll be in San Francisco July 12-16, returning to Boston the morning of the 17th. This time I want to do some kind of blogger's dinner or meeting. Maybe a Giants game. Yesterday it was 100 degrees in Boston, 100 percent humid. Looking forward to chilling out by the Bay. 

Jim Moore: "This year there is a 'firewall' system of primaries that follows the first two and is intended to favor a non-grass-roots candidate." 

Here's a tentative endorsement of Echo. 

If you listen to some you'll hear hype that I control RSS. That's just ridiculous. I don't control RSS. I couldn't change it if I wanted to. It is what it is. RSS controls me. Try to wiggle out from its control and I keep running into it every which way I look. Massive numbers of developers came to the realization that the design period of this network is over, that RSS sneaked out from control of RDF somewhere in the middle of last year when they weren't looking. And it took over the world. I'm proud of RSS for its power. I am in awe of it. I respect it. I am contained by it. I am content.  

Tim Jarrett: "RSS works, and if it doesnít do what you need it to do you can expand it with namespaces. I understand the frustration of underspecified formats, but letís get it straight: every groundbreaking 1.0 project is underspecified. And adoption happens anyway." 

Lance Knobel: Tom Watson, blogging MP. "I spent an hour yesterday chatting with Tom Watson, the Labour MP for West Bromwich East, and, by my reckoning, the first elected national politician to have a real weblog." 

DevX: Learn to Consume RSS Using DevX's New Content Feeds

I had dinner last night with Jim Moore. It was fun. He's writing a book about the Second Superpower. Smart guy. We ate buffalo. No kidding. 

Several good comments here for the Berkman lawyers on the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for hosted weblogs. 

Speaking of Berkman, here's the prototype of the new home page. See the influence weblogs are having here? Jim and I talked a lot about that last night. Weblogs are transforming the place, in a good way, it seems. 

Congratulations to the Blogger folk on getting their Blog This functionality embedded in the Google toolbar. Should have used the Blogger API so it would work with all blogging tools, but that's just my opinion of course. 

On this day in 1997, the US Supreme Court affirmed free speech on the Web by overturning the Communication Decency Act 

Last year on this day: "Twelve days of no smoking. Munching on baby carrots." 

     

Last update: Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 3:38 PM Eastern.

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