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Today's links Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Slingbox supports AppleTV.

Adam Curry has a gripe with SplashCast.

The #87th most influential person in IT.

How to design a podcast player Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Notes from today's *excellent* discussion.

It's listed as a panel, but I'm the only official panelist. ;->

Our topic of dicussion is, officially, How to design a podcast player.

I wrote a piece about this, with three points, in February.

1. Self-contained, untethered synchronization, much the same way a Blackberry gets email.

2. Read-write, two-way, should be able to record and connect with a publishing system for automatic upload and feed production.

3. Must be a platform, that is, people other than the manufacturer can add apps.

After we discuss that, we'll talk about whatever people want to talk about.

Some more ideas...

1. Checkbox News.

2. Twitter as coral reef.

3. Spreadsheet calls over the Internet.

WebFS Permanent link to this item in the archive.

WebFS is a "web services protocol used to exchange files and associated metadata between web applications and services. It's primary intentions are to allow the free-flow of files and data between web services and applications."

I'm sitting next to Nick Cubrilovic of Omnidrive, who is developing this protocol as an interface to his service, and is working on an open source implementation as well.

Other developers are working on it, but he doesn't have clearance to reveal their names.

He has a private mail list that's he opening up.

Bay Area Outage, Day 2 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Raines has an outage update. Like Raines, I made my way from Berkeley to the Oakland Airport yesterday, without incident or traffic. I also took city streets and avoided the Maze, my route would have taken me through the section of freeway that's missing!

Bradley Horowitz, who lives in Berkeley and works at Yahoo has a daily two-way traffic nightmare to look forward to. Maybe enlightened high-tech employers will take this opportunity to distribute their workplace.

Governor Schwartzenegger has declared BART free for all today. What a trip that's going to be. It'll be hard to get a seat on the Richmond line. ;->

My Twitter Friends, Day 2 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Yesterday I documented the new My Twitter Friends feature in the OPML Editor.

At the time I hadn't tested OPML inclusion in a Twitter post, but today I had a chance (while watching the Microsoft keynotes) and it worked.

Here's a screen shot with an outline expanded.

And here's the Twitter post that created the link.

Blogzone video Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I'm hanging out with Scoble at the Blogzone at the Venetian. We're going to watch the keynote here. There's a guy in an Elvis outfit here. Really embarassed for the guy.

This happens to me too Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Ross Mayfield: "I was reading the NY Times and glanced at the top right of the page looking for the time."

Wikipedia editing Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Yesterday I did something I had never done before, I edited an article on Wikipedia. And then I edited another.

The first one was about the MacArthur Maze. It had already been updated to include the outage, I just fixed some typos, and rearranged the words so they flowed better. Then I decided to link to my page of links about the news, expecting that would be reverted in a few days at most as the full story was documented, but it was reverted within minutes, as were all my other edits.

Then I decided to look at the RSS page to see if it linked to the RSS 2.0 spec. It didn't, so I added a link. I haven't been back to see if that has been reverted. BTW, most of that page is worthless, things that never happened, Rove-like spin from god knows who. That's the thing about Wikipedia, it's a free-for-all slamfest, and you don't have a right to confront your accusers. Feh.


Last update: Monday, April 30, 2007 at 6:26 PM Pacific.

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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"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.

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April 2007
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Things to revisit:

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.
14.Russo & Hale.
15.Trouble at the Chronicle.
15.RSS 2.0.
16.Checkbox News.
17.Spreadsheet calls over the Internet.
18.Twitter as coral reef.

Teller: "To discover is not merely to encounter, but to comprehend and reveal, to apprehend something new and true and deliver it to the world."

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