One year ago: "Why do \you tune into Radio Dave?"
Newsgator raised $6 million in its third round of venture capital, most of it came from my old friend Rich Levandov at Masthead Ventures in Boston. Congrats to everyone involved.
Boston Globe: "Are we ready for a Wi-Fi city?"
Henry Copeland: "BusinessWeek predicts corporate takeover of blogs."
OpenRAW is a "group of photographers and other interested people advocating the open documentation of digital camera RAW files."
I couldn't get enough of Kill Bill, so I bought DVDs of both movies and watched every bit on the flight home, including The Making of Kill Bill, an interview with Quentin T, and all the trailers. I'm all the more convinced that it should be a chick cult movie, like Thelma and Louise, and I wondered why it's not. It's a revenge movie, totally, and it's all about the women gettin even with the men. Or more accurately, The Man. Something inside me is very satisfied watching the blonde Uma Thurman, who it turns out really was pregnant in the central scene of the movie, work her way through all the women (and one man) fronting for Bill, and then get to Bill himself, with the help of, well, I don't want to spoil the plot in case you haven't seen it. Definitely one of the best movies ever made, imho, of course.
Did I mention I had dinner with Paul Andrews in Kirkland on Friday. I connected him with Rogers Cadenhead, who, whilst I was busy swirling around Seattle was on national television, due to a twist of fate, he had become an expert on the topic of the new Pope Benedict! Can't make this stuff up. Even weirder is the trail to his celebrity came through Scripting News, which informed NetCraft which informed the Washington Post which led to The Today Show and on and on. Matt Haughey says blogs are part of mainstream media, and I suppose, in a strange sense he's right. The stream, as it were, begins in places like Scripting News, where we scout for the big guys. And we take back our heroes, like Rogers, when the Mainstream gals and guys are finished with them. We're all one big interconnected Happy Family, we are.
It's weird to wake up on the east coast. I mean right on the east coast. I'm looking out the window of my workspace (the dining room table) and looking at the eastern edge of the continenent, and the western edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Yesterday morning I woke up looking at Lake Washington, which through a series of locks and Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca are waters of the Pacific. To get here by water from there you'd have to go around the horn of Africa. Or you could fly on Delta via Atlanta, as I did yesterday.
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