Andrew needed to get something out of his system.
Dare Obasanjo: "Scoble gets on my nerves sometimes." Hehe.
Bush speaks on Iraq. More good news, he says. Everything is going great. Iraq, Iraq, Iraq. It seems they have more say in the future of the US than US citizens do. I read today that our national parks are falling apart. How about that.
Looks like some new interop is booting on the Mac, led by Brent Simmons, author of NetNewsWire. I love to see developers working together to make software work better for users. Bravo!
Jay McCarthy: "Having your house burn in front of you is a very strange experience." Amazing story. Jay is a Thursday night regular. Lisa Williams has started a PayPal account for donations to the McCarthy family.
Bush would find ample precedent if he chose not to seek reelection. "His escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War eroded his popular standing and led to his decision not to run for reelection to the presidency in 1968."
CBS: "Forty-one percent approve of the job he is doing as president, while 52 percent disapprove -- the lowest overall job rating of his presidency."
Jakob Nielsen: Thirty Years With Computers.
Wired: "Once a year, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates lectures the nation's top CEOs on how much more productivity they'll get from adopting new technologies."
In NYC last week I saw a tremendous number of iPods. People with the white iPod-ish ear phones. When I could find the unit it was one of the new small color ones. Conclusion: they're selling a lot of these suckers.
A friend of Michael Gartenberg's asked why there are so many debates about syndication, and Michael looks to the Talmud for the answer.
I got my first stock alert from RSS Quotes. Interesting format.
Don Park: "What if a DEMO conference could be held every month?"
Transcript of last night's CBS interview with General Anthony Zinni.
On this day in 1999, a milestone essay, Edit This Page, explained how easy-to-use Web content management would develop. It was accurate, it is largely how it evolved. "When I'm reading a web page that I wrote, if I spot a mistake, I have to execute 23 complicated error-prone steps to make the change." That was the problem. Here's the solution. "Every bit of text that I created has a button that says Edit this Page when I view it. When I click the button, a new page opens with the text in an HTML textarea. I edit. Click on Submit. The original page displays with the change. Three easy steps."
Bernie Goldbach sends a pointer to a Sunday Times article about syndication. I can't read it because I don't have a subscription. Here's a quote that Bernie sends along. "The hot topic of today is Really Simple Syndication (RSS), the answer for anyone with news deprivation."
Travelocity asks for feedback from customers. They don't ask the key question: "Why are you spending several hundred dollars a month with our competitors and not with us?" A perfect demo of a company in need of a trip on the Cluetrain.
Philip Miseldine: "I'm not going to give credence to a new specification when the one we have already works perfectly fine."
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