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Jason Calacanis wrote up the OPML roadshow meetup in NYC.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

People's Daily: Up to 25,000 layoffs expected at H-PPermanent link to this item in the archive.

The next Chapel Hill blog teach-in is July 23. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Message on cell phone: "Emeline Alice Palfrey was born today." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named rove.jpgMeet the Press may have some news this morning. Time reporter Matthew Cooper promises to tell what he told the grand jury about what Karl Rove told him, followed by former Rove deputy and Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, former Clinton chief of Staff John Podesta, and Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Meet the Press airs on the east coast at 9AM Eastern. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Cooper said that Karl Rove did leak to him about Valerie Plame, as he testified to the grand jury. The Republican on Meet the Press, Mehlman, thinks somehow the Democrats are to blame for this. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

On a second read, Mark Cuban does miss the point of podcasting. Here it is Mark. Listen up. Podcasting is great because I can do it, without any expensive hard to use equipment or software, or expensive licenses. I have done webcasts, we had the necessary software and licenses when I worked at Berkman Center. Even so we could only serve a few people at a time. But I can podcast without anyone's permission, and thousands of people can tune in at very low cost. I just record an MP3, link it into a RSS feed, and upload both to a server. Done in minutes, and I didn't need any help. If he would just do a podcast in which he says how stupid podcasting is, he would figure out why it's not stupid, while he's doing it. He would be (will be) a fantastic podcaster, when he just tries it.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

If you edit out the emotional parts of David Berlind's response, what are you left with? He tries to refute what he calls "shooting from the hip" with an appeal to reverence. Sorry I don't share his reverence for professional journalists. They take longer to get it wronger. Why would I revere that? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

An experiment. I was interviewed by a professional reporter on Friday while I was at Starbuck's in Harvard Square. It was a 1/2 hour interview. After five minutes, I commented that I'll probably just get a soundbite in the article, if that, so why go any further? She said she wanted to make sure she got it right. Okay, I haven't seen the article yet. When it appears, I'll link to it and this comment. Let's see how accurate the story is, and if the time we spent on the phone made a difference. My guess is that it'll be another Adam Curry Invented It story or maybe this time it will be an Apple Invented It story. Maybe that's the next lie the pros are going to propogate? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Another point. I can't tell you how many times I've done the 1/2 hour interview, and at the end, the reporter asks a question that indicates that they didn't understand a single thing I said, or aren't accepting it. Perhaps they think everyone they interview is a Watergate spy, and if they can crack them they'll win a Pulitzer or something. Or perhaps they just aren't listening and could have written the story without the interview but want a soundbite so it appears they did a deep investigation. Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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