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David Davies: "Let's see those video moblogs!" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named rundgren.jpgJust heard an interview on NPR with Todd Rundgren about music on the Internet, the value of a song, albums, and how the users are now in control. Todd says that iTunes is the wrong model because it commoditizes music, with every tune priced at 99 cents. He's the guy to look to for the killer app in online music, he's always been first. I played a Rundgren song at last week's webcast and people groaned "Oh that's 80s music." What I didn't say is that's music from the guy who could figure out how music on the Internet works as an art. (And besides that, it was 70s not 80s music.) This week I played a Rundgren-produced song, and the kids liked it. He was one of my heroes in the 70s and 80s, and then later when personal computers took off I got to hang out with him in San Francisco.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Chris Lydon interviews Larry Lessig. Just listened to it, great stuff. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Reminder -- there's a special RSS feed for Lydon interviews, with enclosures, that can automatically be downloaded overnight by enclosure-aware aggregators and feed readers. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

RealAudio archive for last night's webcast. In MP3 format.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Fantastic story by Zeldman of the beautiful website for a Semantic Web conference. Is it semantic? No, but it is beautiful.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Bouquet of flowers.I was joking with a friend about doing a new format, MCS, an acronym for More Complex Syndication. Here's how you'd cook it. When Atom starts settling down, make a list of features it has that aren't present in RSS 2.0. Then copy the RSS 2.0 spec, creating a new document. Do a search and replace, changing the string RSS to MCS. Replace the Roadmap section with a single acronym, TBD. Then carefully add all the features on the list generated in part 1. Then as Atom changes, change the MCS draft spec to include the new features and remove the deprecated ones. Of course this is a joke, I have no plans to actually do it.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

This is a test post. There was an error when I tried to demo routing to last night and the error recovery was inadequate (it left around an invalid structure). So I fixed it so it cleans up after itself, and tried again, and this time it worked. Next time there's an error it'll recover better, and also will leave around a message for me so I can tell what went wrong. It wasn't broken, it just wasn't prepared for something to go wrong.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

News.Com: "What is the impact for peer-to-peer fans of a court decision that knocks back the recording industry's legal strategy for tracking down and suing alleged file swappers?" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named libertyTower.jpgEconomist: "The coffee-houses that sprang up across Europe, starting around 1650, functioned as information exchanges for writers, politicians, businessmen and scientists." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Ryan: "So here's a kiss, for Joey and for Wendy. You've just shown me another beautiful side of the Internet." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

John Palfrey comments on the Verizon decision. Donna Wentworth has a roundup of articles on the news. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

BBC: "There was more bad news for the record labels, this time from the Dutch Supreme Court." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The Dean weblogs ping changes.xml for RSS feeds. Here's howto have your RSS feed included in the flow, even if it's not a Dean blog. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

NY Times: "The broad presidential powers invoked by the Bush administration after the Sept 11 attacks to detain suspected terrorists are now being challenged by the courts." Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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