Ray Ozzie believes he has non-patented prior art for Eolas.
Jeremy Zawodny has some good ideas on advancing discovery in RSS using OPML. This is something the aggregator developers should get together on. We need to agree on how to add hierarchy to the OPML we generate and consume.
Scott Rosenberg's Seybold report.
The patent meltdown we've been warning about is coming home to Web designers. It's virtually impossible to work with patent-holders like Eolas who don't market products and don't have customers, but we can hit other patent abusers in the pocket-book, and not let up until they use their power in Washington to change the law about software and business process patents. In other words, we are not powerless.
7/24/00: "The Internet which you and I use was built out of an open sharing of ideas. By erecting barriers, as Amazon has, and being aggressive about it, they are milking a cash cow they didn't create."
Ethan Zuckerman: "I find I'm being drawn kicking and screaming into the world of blogging."
Diego Doval: Simplicity applied.
PDC Bloggers is "a community of developers blogging their thoughts and experiences of the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference." For me, the amazing thing is how much of my technology they're using. If you had showed me this site two years ago I never would have believed it. However I gotta say there's quite a bit of funk in some of those feeds. This is what I worry about, a lot -- Microsoft reinventing the formats we use and then turning them to dust. To be clear, I also worry about IBM, Google and SixApart, although it's less fashionable to do so.
An Instapundit-friendly version of xml.rss.compileService, for Radio and Frontier, for adventurous souls only. It fixes Radio's aggregator so it works with the funk you'll find in my friend Glenn's feed.
Andrew Grumet has an "even non-funkier RSS 2 template for Movable Type."
Chris Locke: "Mama don't let your babies grow up to be bloggers."
My DSL at home is on the fritz (it doesn't work) so I went into the office this morning at 7AM where the connectivity is excellent. I thought, okay, here's a new routine, when I go home I won't be able to get online. Maybe that won't be so bad. Then I thought, maybe I should just move into the office. Then I remembered that Richard Stallman used to live at Berkman. I had just read a bit I wrote about Stallman three years ago. Small universe.
I was thinking about The Romantic Web last year on this day, not The Semantic Web. Big difference.
Lisa Williams: "I just downloaded all the files, via my cable-modem connection to the Internet and it took about as long as it takes for me to take a shower and eat a cheese sandwich."
Three years ago: "Everything is always changing."
Heads up -- we're going to publish the attendee list for BloggerCon. If you have signed up for Day 1 and don't want to be listed, please send me an email. We're going to list name, affiliation (company, school, etc) and a link to your weblog. We will not publish email addresses. Think of it as a blogroll for the conference. We're also going to have a way for people to optionally register for Day 2, so others can know in advance that you're going to be there.
Lots of new campaign appearances on PoliticsNH.com.
Former Apple marketing exec, 1987-97: "We told ourselves that our core competency was designing user interfaces, but actually we were better at designing T-shirts and org charts."
Betsy Devine: Baffling blogware wars.
Johnny Cash and John Ritter die. 71 and 54.
Second OJR web pioneer roundtable.
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