Today's Morning Coffee Notes podcast is about the process of creating format standards, the story of Microsoft and RSS 2.0.
It's looking like we'll have a meetup in NYC early the week of July 12, to demo the OPML Editor and talk about applications that are possible with the new tools. This meetup will be for users and developers. It looks like Ritchie Capital will provide the facility (on Third Ave in the 40s). Mike from Hacking Netflix is coordinating from the NY end.
Kosso has hacked his way into the background in the OPML Editor, with my blessing. He's in Monterrey, taking a geek break from his lovely California holiday.
BBC: "Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and a crucial centrist, is to retire."
Jim Posner thinks I'm the Ghost Dog of the blogging world.
Netcraft: "But what about security?"
There's a lot of buzz about the RSS fund being started by my former colleagues at Berkman. I'm glad for them because they deserve it. But people are saying it's the first fund that's focused on RSS, but that's not actually true. I spent the better part of an hour talking with Brad Feld at Gnomedex, he's invested in Feedburner, Technorati and Newsgator, and would probably say that his fund is exclusively focused on RSS. Today, to be focused on RSS is the same as saying you're investing in software and data products. RSS is the conduit, it's actually kind of hard to invest in RSS per se (it's a free good), but if you're doing stuff with data these days it's probably got something to do with RSS.
BTW, a couple of years ago, after having an excited talk with Jim Moore about starting a VC fund for RSS companies, I bought a domain to celebrate. This is one I won't mind selling to the highest bidder.
Adam Curry: “Subscriptions have dramatically increased across our entire PodShow Podcast Network, and I predict over the coming months that iTunes will introduce tens of millions of new listeners to the world of Podcasting.”
It seems Apple must have had one of these for AC.
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