of bursting aneurisms was heard across the land: RSS Version 3 Homepage. Luckily, I haven’t been involved in any of the shenanigans around the many and various internet news feed formats, but I have read the relevant posts and comments over the years.
Archives for August 2005
from the end of last week is that Google has temporarily suspended its Google Print program to scan millions of published books in libraries throughout the US. Wired News has a balanced look at the story: Google’s Book Scanning Hits Snag. For my part, although I am convinced that Google will and should eventually do this, I think they should pay licensing fees to each copyright owner of books it scans and makes searchable. As well, I think the opt-out nature of the program (under the new terms) is obnoxious, and will probably land Google in court.
on the read/write web. “The idea [of the web, at the beginning] was that anybody who used the web would have a space where they could write and so the first browser was an editor, it was a writer as well as a reader. Every person who used the web had the ability to write something. It was very easy to make a new web page and comment on what somebody else had written, which is very much what blogging is about.”
a blog entry and a couple of pics of the undressing of the St. James United Church in Montreal. I used to go in the stores there a lot – BMac was located there – and I was always fascinated by the church with the stores out front. I can’t wait to see how the removal of the tacky retail space changes the ‘hood.