CBS: Want to be CBS's first podcaster?
OPML Editor: How to get your password emailed to you.
People in North Dakota and even in Montana talk like they're from Wisconsin, you know. With the round O's. And the sweet dispositions. Too bad it's so darn cold up here in the winter time. Of course now it's not cold at all. The weather is just about perfect.
Oliver Stor has blogged in OPML from his Palm.
Hey this is beginning to feel like a community, people are helping each other out. Like all communities with a future, this one has attracted bright, optimistic and helpful people. I know I'm juicing it with flow and link-love, but that's part of my job.
Dare Obasanjo: "The problem with 'Web 2.0' and other over hyped buzzwords is that 90% of the stuff you hear or read about it is crap."
Tod Maffin: "Scoble, I smell conspiracy here! We need you!"
Checking in from a random parking lot off I-94 in Beach, ND. Wifi is getting so ubiquitous and free on America's highways. What a change, in just a couple of years. I've yet to see anyone else using a laptop from their car, but that's coming sooooon. (Shortly after I wrote that, a young guy who looked like a Microsoft programmer (circa 2005) walked into the restaurant with his laptop open and a grin on his face. I smiled, understanding why he was happy, recognizing the pattern.)
Lisa Williams: "A good week to push forward on the OPML Editor Manual!"
I like where this guy is going. We can make that work for real.
BTW, we could use some people with Frontier and/or Radio experience on the OPML Editor support list. I think they're feeling shy, or need an invite, if so -- please consider this an invite.
Microsoft's new network of blogs is so hard to understand it's hard to understand how it could be of any consequence. What would matter, what would be killer, is if they flowed some of their hundreds of millions of page views per day through the existing blogosphere. The unwashed, unedited, politically incorrect, interesting, sphere of people writing about stuff they know and believe in. Instead they're creating a space of nameless corporate writers. Where is the interest in that?
BTW, it's curious that many of the same people who are critical of Microsoft, think that Apple, by casting individual podcasters as "indies" are pushing them out. Don't they see the disconnect? Because anyone can do it, interesting stuff is happening. Corporate content is corporate content, it doesn't matter what technology they use to distribute it. It's dumbed-down. It's dumb.
Phillip Torrone: How to get RSS on a SPOT watch.
Sad news that Peter Jennings has died at 67, as we await the return to earth of the troubled space shuttle.
The NY Times reviews last night's episode of Six Feet Under. I think they missed the most difficult and interesting transition, that of Ruth, the mother, who at first turns to drugs and denial, then negotiation, then acceptance (in an unusual way, she grooms the corpse of her dead first born son), and finally by resuming the role of mother and matriarch, one that she abandoned when she turned to the son who died after the death of her husband. Even the ghost of her husband gets into explaining her process, which was the richest, most complex, and was the focus of the whole series from beginning to now, two episodes before the end.
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