Later today NerdTV should have the interview with yours truly. When you download it, you should of course use the BitTorrent option. When doing so, you're saving Cringeley the cost of serving the content, and you're helping your fellow nerd who has another "seed" to get the bits from, and you're stickin it to the man by using BitTorrent for a non-infringing application, which will make it harder for them to sue it out of existence. There are a bunch of excellent BitTorrent clients you can use, the original from Bram Cohen, or there's Azureus, which works great and has more features. To get the fastest downloads, configure your router properly.
2WW: Yahoo News Search, Day 2.
My breakfast with Dave Slusher in Greensboro on Sunday was outstanding. He's another one of those guys whose values are so close a match to my own that I don't think we disagree on anything.
After the Yahoo announcement of their podcasting site, I got an email from Ray Slakinski from iPodderX, and I thought of Dave Slusher, and these are two big-hearted guys who have put a lot into building the podcasting world, and neither of them are in the loop with the bigco's here in the valley. What a waste. And I wondered what we could do about it and once I asked the question I immediately had the answer.
When you get non-disclosed about something, you are explicitly allowed to share the information with people in your own company with a need to know. So if one member of a product team goes to visit a platform vendoer, the whole team is actually being briefed, which saves travel expenses, and is efficient and good.
So there's the answer. Form a corporation, with highly trustworthy developers, bloggers and podcasters, for the purpose of sharing information about new product releases, the same way professional news organizations and professional software developers do. I may just do this, because I'm tired of only getting superficial coverage of new products when they're released. The people whose opinions I really care about never get briefed before-hand and therefore never have a chance to help make the product better before it's too late.
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