Chris Lydon has been doing a series of audio interviews on his weblog at Harvard. There are already over 25 interviews, representing 40 separate MP3 files. The archive is nearly 300MB. It's a perfect application for RSS enclosures.
BloggerCon essay: Groundrules for BloggerCon.
BloggerCon essay: Questions for Presidential Candidates.
Day 2 session: Medicine and Weblogs.
Mark Glaser: "Should news sites edit their blogs?"
Bob Doyle will record BloggerCon on video and audio.
A cheat sheet explains how to kill your Sims.
News.Com: "A federal jury has convicted a Florida man of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, in the first jury-trial conviction under the controversial law."
AP: "Democrat Wesley Clark, in the presidential race for less than a week, is tied with President Bush in a head-to-head matchup."
Tim Bray explains the economics of conferences, books, TV, etc. As we tried to sell sponsorships in BloggerCon, I learned the same thing. People expect to get something very specific in return for their money. We tried saying that we'll find an appropriate (unspecified) way to thank the sponsors for their contribution, but that wasn't good enough, they wanted speaking slots, and I said no way. This is a conference about weblogs -- largely a non-commercial medium where the authenticity of the voice is what matters. No shills. So we're making due with a less-fancy lunch, and I'm going to pay for the Friday night party out of my personal savings (along with Adam Curry). We'll have a great conference and no one will have to worry which talks are ads and which are the real talks, they're all real.
BTW, I included the Diet Pepsi picture to blow your mind. They didn't pay me to put it there. I added it because I like the product. Nothing more than that.
I'm trawling for BloggerCon essays. I've already written four and am outlining more. If there's an issue you want to be part of the discussion at the conference, whether or not you will be there in person, now's a good time to start thinking, and in the next few days, writing. Let's add your passion to the agenda at next month's conference.
According to The Command Post, Wesley Clark would have been a Republican if Karl Rove had returned his calls.
Scott Rosenberg: "How dare they? What do they think this is, a democracy?"
Glenn Reynolds: "If you want to know, in a nutshell, why Old Media is in trouble, this is it."
Can you believe it -- there are weblogs that turn away traffic based on referrer. This is bad practice. These people seriously need to take a refresher course in what the Web is about and how important links are and stop screwing around with them. I won't read sites that do this, and I certainly won't point to them. You should let the authors of the sites know that you won't either. If they don't want to be linked to, just take the site off the Web.
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