At the end of a long productive and satisfying day, I sat down in front of the tube with some Chinese food to catch up on the news. On Paula Zahn they're talking about Martha Stewart. Same with Larry King an hour later. Aaron Brown has been pre-empted for a special about Martha Stewart. Then I read on Halley's Comment that the mainstream media wants our respect for all the in-depth reporting they do. Hey, when they respect their Chinese-food-eating "audience" and give us some interesting and meaty news from around the world, and not some blather about the kind of device Martha is going to have to sleep with, and about how her friends will think she's somehow less of a person because she went to jail. Okay we now resume our regularly scheduled broadcast.
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Rex Hammock calls News.Com on the coming "crackdown."
Martha Stewart is in prison, hard to do a Newsweek photo shoot, but that didn't stop Newsweek from putting her on the cover, with a model's body and Marth's head, a Photoshop marvel.
Lukovsky's blog is back up at 5:15PM Eastern.
Mary Jo Foley reports on Lucovsky's move to Google.
News.Com: "Bradley Smith says that the freewheeling days of political blogging and online punditry are over."
Kosso gave me a sneak peek at something very very cool he's working on. It's a Flash-based podcast browser. It's so funny, I was laughing out loud while playing with it. Wowowo!
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David Weinberger: "Starting in April, NYTimes.com is going to publish thousands of topic pages, each aggregating the content from the 10 million articles in its archive, going back to 1851, including graphics and multimedia resources. Topics that get their own page might include Boston, Terrorism, Cloning, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Condoleezza Rice. News stories will link to these topic pages. And -- the Times must hope -- these pages, with their big fat permanent addresses, may start rising in Google's rankings."
New header graphic.
Business Week article on podcasting.
Tim Langeman: "I imagined a 'link fight' back in November of 2000, but I didn't anticipate that it would be initiated by a major vendor like Google."
I've gotten a lot of email from reporters asking how I know that Mark Lucovsky, Microsoft's distinguished operating system architect, is now working at Google. Well, I have good sources. And you could always read his blog, about life at Google. He says: "Microsoft used to know how to ship software, but the world has changed. The companies that 'know how to ship software' are the ones to watch. They have embraced the network, deeply understand the concept of 'software as a service,' and know how to deliver incredible value to their customers efficiently and quickly."
Gizmodo: "We just wanted them to suck less, not die."
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