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A new Morning Coffee Notes for your listening pleasure.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

For background, read this post about when a podcast is a podcast. Very good question. I have an answer, on the cast.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Marie Cares, i a email says ew Jersey goveror-elect Corzie looks a lot like me. She's the secod perso to say that, ad I really like Corzie ad fid that quite flatterig. For 10 poits guess which keys o my keoard are't workig.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The next Flickr set are pictures from the first day of my cross-country drive in March 2003. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

231 people have signed on my Frappr map. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Shelley Powers would like some money to go somewhere nice to take pictures. Where do I send the money? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Here's a fun way to show progress to the OPML community. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Netcraft: "Yahoo confirmed that it is developing a service to publish and host podcasts. The show was also awash with rumors that a similar project is in development at Google, and it seems logical that Microsoft's new push into web-based services will eventually include a podcasting component." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Amyloo suggests an OPML game. I'll play but it'll take a bit of time to get it together. I've owned a lot of cars.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Washington Post: "America Online and Warner Bros Entertainment are planning to put thousands of episodes of once-popular television shows like 'Welcome Back Kotter' and 'Chico and the Man' on the Web site, where high-speed Internet users can view them for free." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named cheerios.gifMeet the Press was infuriating, and great, as usual, this week. But this time not quite so infuriating. I had not heard Bush's Veteran's Day speech until yesterday. He should try picking a fight with the members of his own party who are deserting. Trying to make an issue of Kerry and Edwards, again, is as tired as Kerry and Edwards. The 2004 presidential campaign was a low in US political history, but a high in the history of President Bush, like the employee who leaves one company for a competitor and raises the average IQ of both. Sad, sad, sad. Nowhere but up from here. BTW, no ads on the podcast, I wouldn't mind if there were, but it's nice to go from one segment to the next without pause. Maybe they'll keep it that way? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thanks to Martin who offers a clue about the killer feature in Firefox that answers my prayers. Minimum Font Size. Ahh. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Patrick Scoble: "If I ever get a Mac I'm switching to Firefox." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A four-year bootup Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Greg Yardley presents the case for commercialization of audio with nothing extra added.

A picture named smile.gifIn response, there was no other format other than MP3 that could have worked. We could have labored long and hard to find a format that wouldn't have worked, or just gone with what was obvious. The charm of podcasting is that not very many people had to be convinced in order for it to bootstrap, and it required the kind of investment that two modestly cashed out entrepreneurs could afford without thinking too much about it.

Even so, it took four years to happen.

For an idea of how such things work, I refer you to the observations of Rex Hammock, social commentator. And thanks to Yardley for leaving out the character assassination. That's what made this discussion such a fiasco.

Let's discuss the technology, the application and the users, and leave it at that.

PS: Don't miss Ben Barren and Mike Arrington.

And then there's Keith and the Girl which is a mashup of Madge Weinstein, Dawn & Drew, and Howard Stern. Hadn't heard this show before.


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