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Monday, March 19, 2007 by Dave Winer.

Since I had to restart the NY Times river robot to make the Twitter feed work, it was a small matter to restart the HTML page, the one that works so nicely on mobile devices like a Blackberry.  Permalink to this paragraph

http://nytimesriver.com/  Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named youngerDave.jpgA picture named uncleCrackBerry.jpgWhen people say it's worth paying money for the service, that's nice, but it doesn't help, for a few reasons. 1. It's not the kind of thing people pay for, and I'm not going to try to change the way people think about websites. As a user I myself wouldn't pay for it (although of course as a developer, I am). 2. It could be a nice place to put ads for mobile products, and there doesn't appear to be a good place to put ads to reach mobile users. 3. I would be willing, myself, to pay to run ads for the river in the NY Times, to help build a user base, but without an agreement, it would be a foolish investment.  Permalink to this paragraph

Anyway, as long as the program is running, it's a small matter to generate the HTML. But I'm not committing to running it indefinitely. Just for now. Permalink to this paragraph

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