Lisa Williams: Some blogging principles.
Computerworld: "Microsoft executives introduced The SCO Group Inc. to the BayStar Capital investment fund, which then provided SCO with a $50 million investment last October, a spokesman for the fund confirmed."
Dave Pollard: What's This 'RSS' All About?
Stephen VanDyke: How News Travels on the Internet.
Reuters: "A letter purporting to come from Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network claimed responsibility for the train bombings in Spain."
CNN is reporting that Arab language tapes were found in connection with the Madrid bombings.
On Feb 24 I asked for visions of the future of weblog software from Scripting News readers, and got a huge response. At last Thursday's meeting at Berkman, I asked three people, Lisa Williams, Shimon Rura and Jay McCarthy to read each of the posts, collate them, group and summarize so we could make sense of what people were asking for. Lisa's summary is available for review now.
Andy Rhinehart: "Please, take RSS 2.0 and just build upon it. Because you've got a lot better chance of getting your local and favorite national newspapers to support one spec than multiple specs."
I got a nice email from Howard Dean about his meeting with John Kerry.
David Weinberger asks questions of people who are opposed to same-sex marriage. It's an especially hot issue in Mass today, with demonstrations in Boston and a constitutional amendment in process.
Mark Nottingham posted a draft spec for RSS 2.0 in IETF format.
Brian Jepson is hosting a southern New England geek dinner at a food court in Providence, RI, tomorrow night. It's Scoble-inspired, he says. Now you don't have too far west to get Scobleized?
Russell Beattie on the Madrid bombings.
How to submit a bug report.
Rick Klau reviews Big Fish.
Two years ago: "Aggregation: Is goodness. Think of it as a way of upping the bandwidth of people whose minds are sponges and want to learn as much as possible. In time of crisis think of it as the Web's Emergency Broadcast System."
Wired: "Salon.com will open a bureau in Washington, DC, and expand some of its operations."
BBC: "Pop star George Michael abandons the music business in order to release his songs online for free instead."
Boston Globe: "Greater Boston is on the brink of becoming one of the first US metropolitan areas where a majority of consumers are using high-speed broadband Internet connections instead of conventional dial-up services."
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