Dean campaign response to "tag team attacks."
AP: "A comment by Howard Dean about Confederate flags and pickup trucks has embroiled the leading Democrats in Iowa's presidential caucuses in a name-calling donnybrook."
Edwards campaign weblog: "Outrageous."
I had lunch today with NYU journalism prof Jay Rosen and spoke at length with Chris Lydon about various ideas around academia, journalism, politics and weblogs. Noted that the term "open source" is being used to describe journalism and politics these days and wonder what exactly that means. In open source politics, a term which Joe Trippi uses to describe the Dean campaign, could I take a snapshot of their codebase (borrow the candidate) and fork the project? (Have him run for city council or dog catcher.) Or could I hijack the campaign, and take his place on stage, and introduce myself saying "Hello I am Howard Dean." I'm all in favor of open politics, I think it's a must. But open is not the same as open source.
BTW, I heard about a secret, invitation-only "summit" to discuss open source politics. Really. No kidding.
Diego Doval's introduction to weblogs. Excellent.
Deanspace demo. Campaign as software developer.
From Burningman via Dowbrigade a fascinating simulation of 3D with animated GIFs.
As the primary powers up, one of my favorite sources is NHPrimary.Com. They have an RSS feed too.
There wasn't much response to my call for a dinner in NY, so we'll do it another time, with more advance planning.
Doc Searls blogs baseball philosophy. The Cubs have good philosophy. Not as good as the Mets of course, but pretty good. And now that the Red Sox are throwing it away, we're looking for a worthy opponent for the Mets to beat in the World Series.
Driving in to NYC last night, a delicious train of thought. Saw a sign for the Cross Bronx Expressway, which made me think of the Major Deegan, which made me think of Yankee Stadium, which made me think of how the the Florida Marlins kicked their butts in the World Series this year.
Embarassed to say that, due to operator error, I can only send mail, I can't receive it. So if you sent me an email after mid-day yesterday, I won't read it until I get back to Boston.
On this day last year, I made a set of proposals to developers who use RSS. I link to them today in hope that they will get a fresh look. I accept that some people think RSS should be replaced. That's a fixture of this community. In the meantime, the market is growing, new users are coming online every day, we have work to do.
Three years ago: "Defensive indifference."
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