48 hours later, and the Columbia Journalism Review still has the history of weblogs wrong.
Betsy Devine is now working for Feedster. Scott and Betsy are both wonderful, sweet people. Is it a surprise? Yes it is!
Well, I stand corrected.
London blogger's meetup with Dan Gillmor.
In five days it'll be 500 days since I quit smoking. I still have guilty dreams, but in reality, haven't had a single cigarette in all that time. Not one.
Off to Canada tomorrow. Prince Edward Island. Media conference -- Friday & Saturday. Bloggers conference -- Sunday. Weather: Cloudy, high of 56, low of 42.
Yossi Vardi's talk, reviewed by John Palfrey, is available in several formats, including MP3.
After last week's meeting, I wrote a new manifesto for Berkman Thursdays, which can be summarized in two words: Branch Out. Tomorrow I will be in Canada during the Thursday evening meeting, and I've left no instructions on how to have a meeting without me. I expect something interesting to come from it. And today I had a great lunch with Berkman founder Charlie Nesson about really big picture stuff. Seems there's lots of ideas brewing around Berkman about Doing More, which is pretty consistent with the Branch Out idea. More hope for the Tree Of Knowledge. I must talk with Palfrey about that. Now it's time for me to go for a walk and listen to the Heiferman interview. I love the media lifestyle.
Playing with a new template for the Scripting archive.
Blog of Ages is a blog about a book called Book of Ages.
Redhead: "I saw Condoleezza Rice on Oprah. She seemed like a lovely person. It kills me to see her following Dubya around. It kills me." Why? Because she's a beautiful soft-spoken intelligent successful woman? More.
Kaye Trammel: How do you blog an event?
Motley Fool interviews Yahoo CEO Terry Semel.
RSSWeather forecast for tonight: "Showers changing to snow showers near midnight."
Cory is upset that Wired News ran an "idiotic" Reuters story about The Broadcast Flag. I was just about to point to a bit by Joi Ito correcting a piece in Wired (the magazine) praising him as The Tokyo Node. Seems they made a bunch of mistakes in 200 measly words. I found one he didn't. The piece says he rubs shoulders with Timothy Leary. Ooops. Did I read that correctly? Leary died in 1996 and if he's rubbing shoulders at all it's with the fishes. So which is it -- the pros have the bucks and time to do the fact checking we can't in blogland, or..?
Three years ago: "Welll, the Mets lost, and I'm sure I'm not the first to say they deserved to lose."
Rice is a clue
Condoleezza Rice is a clue, like Colin Powell.
It isn't how they look, or how they act, it's what they do that matters.
Powell lied when he went before the UN to talk about the weapons of mass destruction. I assumed he was telling the truth. My mistake.
So many people choose their candidates on warm fuzzies. Rice, even though she's beautiful, soft-spoken and intelligent, is every bit as nasty as Rumsfeld. The lesson they teach is important. Count the F's. How about that sexism. Why are we willing to hate Rumsfeld, but so surprised when hating the beautiful, feminine Rice is just as correct?
This isn't about Rice, or Powell, or Rumsfeld or the President. It's about you.
What happens when the snake oil salesperson is a beautiful woman?
For extra credit -- How many Americans have been executed since Karla Faye Tucker? How many of them were beautiful women? How many did we care about?
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