Chris Lydon interviews Tim Berners-Lee.
An old joke about Apple 20-some years ago. Steve Jobs was famous for claiming credit for other people's work. So when an engineer had a particularly good idea, he'd try to engineer a "chance" meeting with Steve in the hallway. As he passed, the engineer would say, "Hey Steve, you just had a really great idea!"
Lisa Williams, one of the Thursday night regulars, couldn't come last night because she was giving birth to her son Joseph. "I'm feeling pretty good too," she says. Much love to mother and child.
Introduction to RSS en Francais.
AKMA's subscription list.
One year ago today: "I've been offered a fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School."
Two years ago: "He's informative, generous, notorious, opinionated, pushy. He shoots first and asks questions later."
RSS Weather: "Mostly clear and frigid. Lows zero to 5 below."
Cory Doctorow: "TiVo's new PC-viewing is deliberately broken."
Paul Hammond explains how to connect blo.gs and feeds.scripting.
OPML is "a file format that can be used to exchange subscription lists between programs that read RSS files, such as feed readers and aggregators." There's an RFC for developers at the end of the doc.
Doc Searls asks what kind of household the Net is. It was supposed to not be a household. The platform with no platform vendor. But people being people, developers fall in love with big corporate names, and people who work at BigCo's of all sizes see the size of their company as an excuse to crush the indies. The Net stagnates when people forget that it's a free-for-all, and that the biggest of the bigs can get flushed down the toilet if they forget who pays the bills.
Last night while driving to work I figured out how to solve a gnarly problem in the Feeds app. How to create equivalences so that various versions of a feed are counted as the same feed. This is the number one feature request. The solution involves a new module for RSS.
BBC: "Toshiba has developed a tiny hard drive which measures less than an inch across but can hold between two and four gigabytes of data."
National Weather Service: "Ocean effect snow showers and squalls form when frigid arctic air flows over the warmer ocean water."
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