Later: Live from NY, it's Scripting News!
Disturbing trend --> Yankee logos seen all over Queens. The terrorists won?
On the drive down to NY I heard a bit of last night's debate. Who I liked best? Al Sharpton. I had fun dreaming about offering my services to set up a great web presence for his campaign. The thing I like about him is that he really talks straight. Someone with nothing to lose. Bob Graham should have given it a try. I swear, the public is primed for a candidate who forgets about sound bites and looks into the camera and tells the truth. Sharpton does that. I think. Of course who knows if he's really telling the truth. I know who isn't telling the truth. Lieberman, Gephardt, Dean, Edwards etc etc. I know the Dean people think he's different, but I don't. Oh yeah, and Clark too. He should look into the camera and say "Hey I made a mistake. Fuck you." I know they'd throw a tantrum about that on CNN. But it's just the kind of thing the voters like. Remember what happened in California. The guy can barely speak English. He made nothing but mistakes. He won anyway.
Off to NYC to spend a couple of days with the folks. I'll update a few times from the Big Apple. Rootin for the Red Sox and the Cubs all the way. ABTY: Anyone But The Yankees.
Andrew Grumet is publishing an OPML file of IP addresses that have spammed his comments.
Adam Curry's BloggerCon retrospect.
O'Reilly has great events with all kinds of interesting people. Wish I could have been there, but I didn't get an invite. :-(
Jeff Jarvis conversation with Jay Rosen. Revolutions aren't that rare, there seems to always be one happening. People came to BloggerCon looking for a revolution. And people came to find that there is no revolution. Both got what they came for.
Thoughts from last night's meeting at Berkman.
Pito Salas, who came to last night's meeting, says Microsoft may be a model for how campaigns use weblogs. I agree.
Elwyn Jenkins of Microdoc News is always a good read. I just read a Register piece that calls him a bad name. They are constantly hitting new lows at the Register. I'm sure they don't care, but I don't get it. It's like watching an old friend die. They'll probably ridicule me for saying this. Whatever.
When the Register trashes someone I know to be honest, I will tell you so. This is the way to fight back. They trash me all the time, not much I can say about that -- except you can make up your own mind. Look at their accusations, carefully, and factor out the charged words, substitute more emotionally neutral words. See what they're really saying. Ask yourself if there's another obvious way to spin it. And consider the source. If it's the Register, it's probably not true.
BTW, I don't take Google ads, never have, so I can say whatever I want about them. As Jenkins explains, the Google ad bar is a huge disclaimer saying "I can't talk about Google." And since Google is known to put gag orders in their agreements, who knows what other gag orders they've put in their agreements. We depend on light to get our information. Now Google is a source of dark. Exactly wrong. What's the opposite of bing?
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