News.Com interviews Blogger's Evan Williams.
Simon Fell: "What is sa.windows.com and why is my XP box talking to it?"
Rosen: "O’Reilly blows up a lot. He is wired for argument and controversy because he is willing to fight the spin of others with righteous spin of his own."
Ed Blogger 2003 in SF -- Nov 22-23.
Chris Lydon interviews Meetup founder Scott Heiferman.
Added to special Lydon RSS feed with enclosures.
Jeff Jarvis lists ways weblogs can be useful to professional reporters.
5/7/02: "I can't speak for all amateurs who blog, but I would like to see more pros use the technology."
In October 1998 I had a month-at-a-glance archive page. I'd like to have that feature again. I wonder what happened to it.
Google and DMOZ, day 2
BTW, about yesterday's Google story -- I got an email from Nate Tyler in Google PR saying he's looking into it. I reviewed the situation as a user would. The pages don't say that Google isn't responsible for the content, in fact they brand the directory pages very clearly as being a Google product. Same thing with the DMOZ results they integrate with the search results. If Google asked my advice (they haven't) I would say it's time to do directories right, break the link with DMOZ, it was never the right answer, let's apply the logic of the Web to directories, and get something that works in place, work with librarians and developers, but unlike Yahoo, don't hire them, any more than you hire bloggers to write Web pages for the search engine. I think in the end we'll find that it's a software bug. But as one correspondent put it so well, "If this were an isolated mistake, okay, mistake, we all make them. But there is a trend here. Google is not a cute little company with great technology any more, they are now a big company with too much power."
So I went ahead and gave DirecTV the extra $5 per month so I could use the DVR I had already paid for, and it's great. I can watch the News Hour in ten minutes, skipping not only the commercials, but the parts where the talking heads drone on. I re-subbed to Six Feet Under, the Sopranos, West Wing; and added K Street, which I've heard so much about. I've watched two old movies and one new one. I still have my Netflix subscription, but am wondering if I need it. They're sending me a movie I just saw on HBO. Ooops. I find that I want Netflix to just upload the movies to my DVR. Anyway, net-net, I don't like dealing with the DirecTV company, but I love the product, esp TCM, which I really missed.
The graphic to the right first appeared on Scripting News in October 1998. It seems to me that it's been making that face continuously, even when we weren't watching, for almost five years. These digital things never wear out. BTW, don't stare at it too long, it can make you crazy. Trust me, I know.
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