A daring essay: Why they hate me.
BloggerCon essay: It's not really piracy.
Don Park says I'm full of shit, of course I am, but not about this, as I explain in a comment on his post.
BloggerCon blogroll ready to roll. If you're coming on Day 2 (the free day) please register on this page to be sure to be included in the blogroll. And if you know people who are coming (who might not read this weblog) spread the word. We want to create a lasting community from this conference so having people sign up is important.
Greenspun: "The things that I hate about Microsoft.."
I received a glossy annual-report-style brochure from Steve Elman at WBUR, Boston's news-oriented public radio station. There isn't much financial information, but there is some. Income was approx $21 million, 50% came from listeners, 36% from corporate support, 14% from grants. Expenses were also $21 million, of which 45% was spent on news and programming, 16% on fundraising, 9% on engineering, 8% on administration, 8% on new media, 5% on corporate support, 5% for overhead, 4% for listener services.
Irony galore. The unofficial Edwards weblog is better than the official one. The official guys turned us down. Should we invite the unofficial guys? The first question I'd ask is "Why did the official guys turn us down?"
Dowbrigade: "Tomorrow, Sunday, from 1 to 5PM, all of the Harvard museums are open free of charge."
Frank Paynter: "I'm bringing a toy-box to BloggerCon."
Pictures from the Clark campaign in Henniker, NH.
Clark: "I don't know all the answers, but I will."
Dowbrigade has the guts to ask What if every state had an action hero governator?
Bennington Banner: "Web sites that attack one candidate while subtly or overtly supporting another are popping up more frequently in cyberspace, tracking the sudden rise in the Internet's importance to presidential politics."
Doug Kaye has an RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures of his interviews with Tim O'Reilly, John Hagel, Paul Bausch, Anne Thomas Manes, Cory Doctorow and others.
Added Real Live Preacher to the Lydon RSS feed today. It also has enclosures, of course. Hey we're starting to get a (very small) installed base of interesting feeds that use the enclosures. To use these feeds you need an enclosure-aware aggregator. Talk to the developer of your favorite aggregator, if it doesn't support enclosures. It's an easy feature to add and a new source of interesting ideas for users. (BTW, there appear to be bugs in Radio's implementation of enclosures. I'll try to take a look at this before BloggerCon.)
I interviewed a reporter yesterday, a nice turn of events, and asked him what he thought of weblogs. He said they're mostly commenting on stories in newpapers like his own. I asked what he bases this on, did he do a study, how many weblogs did he look at. When I pressed him, he said that it was Instapundit that works this way. I told him that's not what I do on Scripting News. Not only do we dig into new stuff pretty regularly, but we also create new formats and protocols, far beyond anything done by the IT people at his newspaper, and we deploy them, and evangelize them, and then move on to the next thing. I don't think he was actually very impressed.
Paul Krugman webcast at UC Berkeley School of Journalism.
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