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BarCamp Boston this weekend at the Stata Center at MIT.

The California primary will be held on Feb 5 next year. A major change in the US political system. 15 other states are considering doing the same: Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Salim works for Caterina at Yahoo's Brickhouse.

The twitter-fan wiki.

Macapper: How to clean a black MacBook.

Blogging from the kitchen today.

New feature, a Technorati link at the bottom of each of the stories pages. Click on it to find out who's pointing to the story. I'm not the first to do it, but it's nice to have anyway.

I started tracking hits separately on the stories site earlier this week. The number one referrer is Techmeme, after that Twitter and Overlawyered.

I'm up to 179 followers on Twitter. Getting ready to do an outliner interface. I'm sure you could see that coming. I live in an outliner.

Microsoft's S3? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named freakedScoble.jpgScoble thinks Microsoft is going to offer the equivalent of Amazon S3.

That would be great!!

Here's what he said: "Amazon S3 charges right now about $.15 per gigabyte of stuff delivered. Watch what happens after Ray Ozzie jumps into the market. I bet that by late 2008 the cost per gigabyte delivered will be about 1/10th that."

Yehi! The more the merrier. I'll use them both. What are the chances that both Microsoft and Amazon go out of business? We're starting to approach future-safeness. Let's see, I'd like BofA to provide one too, how about Exxon-Mobil. And of course Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and the University of Michigan.

It's funny, I just had a flash about Ray and his new job. I always assumed it would be a burden, like a death march, struggling with all those corporate types to get them to do something creative, interesting, something that might capture the imaginations of users and developers. There's no doubt that Scoble is much more creative nowadays. But this makes me wonder if maybe Ray gets to do some creative stuff after all.

BTW, I love that picture of Scoble, taken the day he announced (or leaked deliberately) the news that he was leaving Microsoft. I know he was kidding around when he posed for the pic (I asked him how it felt to be leaving Microsoft). But you can't hide a certain truth, even when you're playing. Scoble was probably freaked, just a bit -- but that's good. Life should be scary. It's not like anyone knows what's really going on here. Not even Tim O'Reilly or Hugh Forrest.

Speaking of Scoble: I just saw a funny Holiday Inn commercial on CNN Morning with a group of business people talking about someone in their group who's blogging and getting written up in all the business pubs. One of the guys jokes to the boss that he should be working for her. She walks in, and acts dorky and blogger-like. It's like they put Scoble in a TV commercial.

Microsoft's Dare Obasanjo on S3.

Twitter, day 2 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Lots of flow and lots of follow-up on Twitter yesterday.

Perhaps the most interesting comment was from Tom Morris. "It's fun like blogging is fun. That is, until the kids start using it to tell their friends how much a particular movie sucks while they're in the cinema and Hollywood sees revenue from lame movies drop further." Hmmm.

BTW, I am using it and learning from it. Writing an essay like yesterday's is my way of warming up before using a piece of software, I guess.

A remarkable thing about Twitter is how quickly my network booted up. I already have 200-plus people monitoring my feed -- and you can think of it that way, and they even provide an RSS 2.0 version, of everything, apparently. Thanks!

I find myself thinking of Twitter as an adjunct to this site. I used to send out email bulletins during the day. Perhaps I should send out pointers to new blog posts during the day. Or maybe Twitter is playing the role that the new "Today's Links" is playing.

What matters about Twitter, btw, is that people are using it.

I said this on Twitter, but it bears repeating here -- if ever an app cried out for bundling the functionality of Tinyurl, this is it. Maybe Evan, with his post-Google riches, should make a deal with them, maybe even buy them. Every link you enter into the Twitter entry box should automatically be Tiny-ized.

Confabb changes Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Salim Ismail, founder of Confabb, has passed the baton to the company's first CEO -- David Dell, ex of The Conference Board, and took a juicy entrepreneurial job at Yahoo.

Griffin Rocket Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Griffin's Rocket FM sounds like just the toy to connect my gorgeous new MacBook Pro to my gorgeous new Denon receiver.

I wonder why there isn't a Bluetooth-based way to couple a receiver and an audio source, or is there?


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Dave Winer, 51, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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1.Microsoft patent acid test.
2.What is a weblog?
3.Advertising R.I.P.
4.How to embrace & extend.
5.Bubble Burst 2.0.
6.This I Believe.
7.Most RSS readers are wrong.
8.Who is Phil Jones?
9.Send them away.
10.Negotiate with users.
11.Preserving ideas.
12.Empire of the Air.
13.NPR speech.

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