Julie Leung: 13 reasons why Cluetrain made me cry.
I didn't know that Google removed sites in response to DMCA requests. This came up in Jon Zittrain's talk this afternoon. I was surprised. Here's an example search. Scroll to the bottom of the page. "In response to a complaint we received under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint for these removed results."
Kathleen Otter: "I am looking into how to combine the new Imix publishing service on ITunes (which allows you to take a playlist in your ITunes and publish it in the ITunes music store) with RSS feeds."
The W3C wants Atom. I'm linking to this because an informed person would want to be aware of this. I don't know what to make of it. Disclaimer: I am a former member of the W3C advisory board.
Danny Ayers: "I wholeheartedly support Atom becoming a W3C-based specification."
Mark Nottingham has reservations.
Scoble: "How should Microsoft react to this?"
Choice in software is what matters, not choice in formats.
Clamhead: "To request a song for the Dr. Demento Show.."
Tim Appnel: "Rumor around the MT community is that Six Apart was collecting less then 50 cents for each copy of MT downloaded. That is absurd for a piece of commercial software!"
Forever Geek: "And now we have MT 3.0 and the new licensing scheme. There is one free version with one author and a cap of three weblogs."
Micah Sifry: Thomas Friedman Bombs, Again.
7/17/03: "When the RSS spec was published by UserLand, the responsibility for answering questions about the document fell to UserLand. Over time as RSS became more popular this became awkward. Since UserLand is also a vendor of tools that build on RSS, was UserLand speaking as guardian of RSS or as a competitor? This concern was raised by vendors in the RSS application space in the last few months; we addressed the concern by setting up an advisory board to support and advocate for RSS."
Frank Field blogs the Lessig-Zittrain talk.
Katie Hafner's do-it-yourself home theater.
Guardian interview with Google's Evan Williams.
Prattboy is still waiting for his flood of spam.
Project Gutenberg has an RSS feed.
Rogers Cadenhead: "I never get a chance to scoop Scripting News, so I'm going to jump the gun with this announcement."
Wired: Microsoft to Battle Spyware.
Are there reports from yesterday's blogger dinner in London? Please send pointers.
Bernhard Seefeld carefully explained (in Nov 2003) how Google could unilaterally end weblog comment spam. A similar technique would kill referer spam too.
Yesterday: "Bush gets a one-way ticket to Falluja, so he can personally clean up the mess he created. He can take his great Defense Secretary with him. "
Today: "Embattled US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld has arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit."
"It's even worse than it appears."
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