Jim Moore: "The Dean campaign is no longer a momentum play. Momentum investors are going to go toward Kerry, or stay with the ultimate momentum stock, George W Bush."
Joe Trippi lost his job today. Dean hired Al Gore's former chief of staff, Roy Neel, to run the campaign. So we got our answer. Dean wants to catch Kerry, and the Internet will have to wait. The new manager is a long-time lobbyist, a "special interest," influence seller, canonical insider. This is an okay outcome, not the best one, but okay. It's safe to support either Dean or Kerry, and we'll get a traditional Democrat administration either way. The CNN guys will treat him well now.
Mihai Parparita has a bridge between NNTP and RSS.
Tim Bray has a picture from the conference room at Technorati.
News.Com: "Google's experimental social networking site Orkut.com resurfaced Wednesday after being offline for nearly three days."
BBC: "BBC chairman Gavyn Davies is to resign in the wake of Lord Hutton's criticisms of the corporation's reporting."
Taegan Goddard has the latest February 3 polls.
Real Clear Politics on how the pollsters scored in NH.
Pete Prodoehl analyzed the feeds in the Top 100 on SYO.
User interface guru Don Norman is on The Connection today talking about why cell phones are so annoying. Wow, Howard Rheingold is on now.
Okay time do some programming. First to-do -- update my subscription list at the Share Your OPML site. Then a little tweak -- there's now a white-on-orange XML icon on the page with my subscription list. Click on it to get the OPML version of the subscription list data. Next I'm going to switch and use it as my harmonizer. Enough procrastinating!
The snow that's been going up and down the east coast has started in Boston, around 9AM. They're forecasting an inch or two.
Walter Shapiro: "Dean still controls the tempo of the Democratic contest, even though the odds are dwindling on his becoming the eventual victor."
Scoble: "I already have enough people who hate me right now."
After watching the spin on CNN last night, and switching in and out of the more interesting MSNBC coverage, Chris Matthews was great, as were Bob Dole and Bob Woodward, here's my spin. If Dean is just like all the other candidates, there's nothing remarkable about his 25 percent of the NH vote. But, if instead of repping the entertainment industry as all Washington Democrats have done so far, he actually considers Internet users to be a contituency, and watches out for our interests, then 25 percent is just awesome. It's on the map. If any minority got that kind of turnout all of a sudden you'd see a big shift in US politics. So let's watch Dean in the next few days. Now it's time to be creative with the much-mailigned Dean Corps. In the Iowa circus, that lasted months, okay people got tired of all the enthusiasm. But in a national campaign lasting a few weeks, use the advantage the Internet gives you. It's a word of mouth campaign.
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