Jesse Berst gets it. The promise of the web lies in turning it inside out. That’s what it’s always been about, whether “it” is media in general or the WWW specifically. The WWW gets us part way there; fast, always on, internet connections take it a bit further. Symmetrical high speed connections (still rare) take us even further. And the software – whether it’s Gnutella, SETI@home, or whatever – goes still further. It’s also about relationships, not information per se – but at this level, information is a relationship.
you were frustrated that the stream of the Webby Awards was embedded without controls. So you can’t zip ahead to the good bits. This link – [WebbyCast!] will play the broadcast in RealPlayer (not embedded) so you can zoom ahead to: 02:51:30 and watch Café Utne win; 03:27:00 to watch Cocky Bastard win; or 04:37:00 to see him interviewed.
that just when you’ve reformatted your hard drive using the 18-gig external you borrowed for a day or two so you decide to reinstall everything just for good computer hygiene (and to combat some pernicious problems) that your CD-ROM decides to crap out on you? Not 10 minutes earlier I’d used the self-same CD-ROM drive to install the OS on the external so that I could calmly and rationally proceed… but it never mounted another disk. Well, it mounted one disk – that containing the formatting software installer. Figures. Murphy squared.