I'm in San Diego for the O'Reilly ETech conference. The crowd is big--looks to be double last year's edition.
Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter
Deaf Dumb and Blind Boys caught Newsweek's eye in this week's issue (P. 14).
Comcast broadband went south today, so I'm parked at the Canvas in the Sunset. Just as I was about to leave after three hours of tanking up on lattes, 'casts, and Skype, Marc Canter walks in for a meeting with the Laslo team.
Walt Mossberg weighs in WSJ sub req'd:In my tests, for instance, it added links to the addresses of movie theaters I had called up in a Yahoo page, and the links took me to Google Maps, not to Yahoo's own map page. When I looked up a book on eCampus, a book-selling site, AutoLink turned the ISBN numbers on the page into links to Amazon, which competes with eCampus to sell the books.
Listening to Sam Whitmore's experimental Closet Deadhead 'cast, my mind drifted (who knew) past the many squalls and storms rending the Net in recent times. Squalls like AutoLink, the Apple court "decision", the resurfacing of Mark Lucovsky, Jonathan Schwartz' attack on Web Services soup.
Splash! Fwoop! Znorf. It's the sound of nextgen RSS plays parachuting into the Valley, Rte.
Dave Winer launches the Morning Coffee Notes channel with a 'cast from Florida's east coast. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Chris Pirillo VoIPs me in for a 'cast about attention, the new Microsoft cluetrain, and the hive mind. But when I asked him about GnomeDex futures, Ponzi lowered the cone of silence.
CoughOdeo plans to base its business on the premise that the explosion ofdigital audio content has created the need for a central place to findrelevant material and that there will also be a need for a market tobuy and sell "premium" content in much the style of the eBay online marketplace. Odeo,noting that advertising is already an accepted component ofconventional radio, also plans to embed automatically generated audioads within the downloadable files.
Dan Farber questions whether Microsoft is able to cross its chasm in this Sunday morning post. He points at Gates' musings on how to avoid the scrap heap of history--by innovating its way out of the Xerox Parc deadend user interface.