If you haven't seen the Better Bad News show on AutoLink, it's just 12 minutes, it's a classic, funny, and states the case so well. Pass it along, let's make sure everyone sees this.
On today's Diane Rehm Show, former CBS correspondent Tom Fenton, says the networks are no longer in the news gathering business.
News.Com has some kind of weblog with an interesting post about Rob Glaser and Steve Jobs.
Next question: I've seen that del.icio.us has the concept of "related" tags. Is the algorithm for determining what's related described somewhere?
Declan McCullagh: "Apple Computer's attempts to strong-arm Web publishers into divulging their confidential sources illustrates how bloggers, Internet journalists and other online scribes remain second-rate citizens."
I'm interested in knowing what lawyers think of this. Will it be overturned on appeal? Will it be appealed?
John Palfrey: "Some have suggested that the answer for bloggers is to establish a professional association. This seems like a mistake to me -- perhaps even completely the wrong way to go."
Doc Searls: "There is enormous room for improvement in blogging tools."
Pictures: Mets vs Nationals in Spring Training.
Hey the Dowbrigade is coming down for spring training!
According to John Battelle, Google Desktop Search (GDS) in its final non-beta form, will have an API. I'll be interested to hear what other developers think, but to me, right now, it's a big yawner, for a few reasons.
1. GDS isn't that useful, most of my work is stored on the net so I can find it where ever I am, so while I needed desktop search a few years ago, Google's came too late to make a difference.
2. It does a great job of indexing spam, so when I search for stuff, I get all the spam that's been sent to me on the search subject. I was surprised how much there is.
3. It's a resource hog, so it got uninstalled a long time ago.
4. An end-run around Microsoft? Feh. Google is the new Microsoft. I'm interested in end-runs around Google.
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