Pre-vice-presidential debate audio blog post. 42 minutes.
Rodney Dangerfield dies at 82. Maybe he'll get some respect now.
Wikipedia page on podcasting.
Infoworld: Google lays out lofty plans for Search Appliance.
Engadget has a howto for podcasting.
I'm working with Adam on deglitching the ipodder.org site. It's time to start doing this stuff like we mean it. I'm also way overdue for a Morning Coffee Notes. I don't know where the time goes these days. The Daily Source Codes get better every day. Adam is doing for this medium what he did for music videos on MTV in the eighties. He's listening to huge amounts of art, and passing on the interesting, new and eclectic stuff, and showing us the roots, how we got here. And there's a little bit of my art in here as well, the evangelism, the teasing, being a good pied piper, giving people something to copy, a place to steal good ideas.
I had a great time hanging out with the Microsoft people who were our hosts these last two days, but I especially enjoyed talking with Chris Pirillo and Don Park. Chris is a really smart, enthusiastic True Believer type. I'm glad we got back in each others' loops, it's been way way too long. And a funny thing happened while I was interviewing Don on my cute new sPod (it plays audio and it almost fits in my pocket). It just occured to me to ask if he was born in the US, and it turns out he was actually born in Korea. He came here when he was 14. So I asked about his family, and it's quite a story. Now there's a lot of noise on the interview, but I'm going to post it anyway. If you read Don's blog, as I do, you can really get a whole new sense of who he is.
My heart goes out to Shelley Powers, whose father is near death. I almost lost my father a couple of years ago, and I'm thankful every day that he pulled through. I know that losing a father, no matter what kind of relationship you had with him, is like ripping out the foundation of a house. Somehow you're supposed to keep functioning, but whether you're aware of it or not, this relationship is central to who you are. We've sure had our differences in the past, Shelley and I, but this transcends all that. God bless, and prayers to the Powers family.
Doc Searls will lead the How to Make Money session at BC on November 6. He's an excellent choice because he has passion for integrity in business. Jeff Jarvis led this session at the last con, and Doc was a "speaker" at the first (back when we had speakers). We have a good mix of new moderators but we also have lots of repeats. He wasn't at BC II, where we defined the unconference concept, but I'm sure he'll do very well with this format.
And now, for the first time, the preliminary grid. It's for discussion only, don't plan your travel around this schedule. Why is the podcasting session up front and alone? Because it's hot and any session scheduled opposite it would probably be empty. No matter what I couldn't find a discussion leader to go opposite podcasting.
Davos Newbies: "The reporter who wrote the striking email about conditions in Iraq has been shunted aside by her editors."
Reuters: "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday he was misunderstood when he stated hours earlier that he knew of no 'strong, hard evidence' linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al Qaeda."
Paul Bremer: "We never had enough troops on the ground."
Evan Williams, a founder of Blogger, is leaving Google.
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