Today's news, I'm a keynote discussion leader at Gnomedex in June.
This is the PDA/music player I bought today. It does everything.
New Yorker: "To paraphrase John Paul Getty: If you owe the bank a hundred dollars, you’ve got a problem. If you owe the bank three trillion dollars, the bank’s got a problem."
The Association of Music Podcasting was "formed in January 2005 to unite podcasters who play legally available independent music."
Minnesota Public Radio: "The city of Minneapolis is receiving proposals to develop city-wide, wireless Internet access."
Meetup.Com now charges a fee of $19 per month per group.
Buy.Com has RSS feeds.
Joe, I can't help but think you're a blood-sucking maggot.
CBS: "Blogger is hosting an estimated 8 million blogs."
Here's another free code release for Frontier server systems. The viewPodcastBox macro shows a RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures in a box in a web page. I used this macro podcatch.com to show the fresh podcasts from audio.weblogs.com. It's very much like the more general viewRssBox macro, but tuned to the display of podcast feeds.
April 25 in Paris, Loic LeMeur is hosting Internet 2.0 conference. Lots of Americans are heading over to France for this event.
JD Lasica is on the Diane Rehm Show today, 10AM Eastern, talking about radio. I listened to it. My notes, taken in real-time, follow. Oy, old JD isn't doing a very good job of explaining it. First he says radio is dead, and doesn't know it. No fucking way that's true, it's an incredibly entrenched distribution mechanism. It's going to change, for sure, but that's not the same thing as going away! Now, the moderator questions why 100 stations isn't enough, how many stations can one person listen to. Exactly, but maybe I want to listen to a station that only a small number of people want to listen to. Broadcast radio, commercial or non-commercial, can't handle that. Narrowcasting is what podcasting is for. And btw, how are we going to get anywhere when it's all Adam Curry. He's the poster-child for the flow of the big media model to narrowcasting. Does not compute. I'm sure Adam actually knows this, btw, that he's sold out to the dark side. Eventually we'll have a good laugh about this, maybe at Gnomedex.
BBC: "Eight US newspapers and the Associated Press agency have thrown their support behind three bloggers sued by Apple."
I don't go to many industry conferences these days, but this year's Gnomedex, in Seattle, June 23-25, is shaping up as a gotta-be-there event. I could tell when the guys on the Starbucks Coffee Notes (March 31 in NYC) asked if I was going. Then Kosso, who lives in London (that's in Europe!) asked if I was going. By then I was already working with Chris, but I wanted to leave it a tease, so I said nothing. With the help of Steve Gillmor, who was at BloggerCon III, we worked out a plan to include a taste of unconference at the beginning of Gnomedex, to help get the "audience" out of their seats, sharing their ideas. You know, just like blogs. And it's cool because I get to go back to Seattle, where I spent four happy months at the end of 2004. I'm totally looking forward to Gnomedex, and thanks to Chris and Ponzi for extending the very generous invitation to keynote! I can't wait.
Pictures taken on the Seattle waterfront, where the Gnomedex will be held in late June this year.
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