Essay: "There are approx 80,000 people who will think this post is about them. It's not. That's the point."
Finally people seem to be getting the message that Google has become The Man. This image by Jeff Nolan really nails it. Very very good. (BTW, I don't think they could have avoided it. They were right to go into China on terms that the Chinese government set. But if we're looking for heroism, and we should be, we must look elsewhere.)
Memeorandum just discovered the game-changers piece, written two days ago. It's old news, new to MOR. Update: Now it thinks Fred Wilson's piece is the top level one, even though it's essentially a link to my original piece, and then later, my piece is gone altogether, it's as if the idea came from Fred. Oy. I bet that was caused by my pointing to his piece. I think MOR has me typecast as a maker-of-links not one to-be-linked-to. If so, it's time for a reboot, Gabe. I write lots of original stuff. Almost every day something new.
They just opened up enrollment for Gnomedex in June. I already bought my seat, I'll be there for sure.
Donovan Watts: "A thoughtStream would be an open outline that never goes away."
The 0xDECAFBAD guy on the addictiveness of the OPML Editor. "It's like potato chips: Jump to an outline here, tweak some code there, mangle an outline node up there, reload a browser page, watch things go -- lots of moments of instant gratification all building incrementally atop one another."
PS: This is a really excellent way to clear the air.
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