on a continuing theme of his (and others as well) for the past little while: The Google Browser. Worth a read, definitely.
Archives for August 2004
who according to Multiply is an “Online Buddy” (and is in fact a very longtime web acquaintance of mine, at least 8 years now) has decided to leave Multiply, and presumably the other services as well. Jon followed with a modest proposition: “several folks I talked to had the right idea… let’s stop going to artificial social network sites and make use of the opend, stable, useful tools we already have for networking over the Internet, witout going to a one-size-fits-all website. Portal strategies keep coming, and keep failing. People like to roll their own.”
an article called Blogging Across America, which is fine and great except that the site the author built is NOT a weblog. “Weblog” is not just the newfangled name for a personal website. It is a specific form of personal site, a subset of all the different kinds of personal site one could maintain. Within the category there are almost innumerable options – but at base, chronological organization is essential, and I would say links and commentary on those links as well.
from the US Ninth Circuit: it affirmed a lower court’s ruling in favour of Grokster in MGM v Grokster. The EFF represented Streamcast (makers of Morpheus P2P software) and Fred von Lohmann has also an analysis of what the court found. “…perhaps most important, the Court observed that, in the long run, a competive, unfettered market for innovation ends up helping copyright owners (even if it doesn’t help today’s entertainment industry oligopolists).” Good stuff all around.
wants Bush to quit using them as the poster-boys for the US invasion of their country.