Mike Arrington missed the Gillmor Gang taping today, even though he changed his travel arrangements to be there. I forgive him, because he's understandably starry-eyed by his lunch with Bill Gates at the Mix06 conference.
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Steve Sinofsky moves to Windows. Windows and MSN continue to get rolled up in Live.
Adam Curry is doing some video stuff that is waking up my video ipod. The bumpers alone are cool -- or whatever the kids are saying today.
In the moment at SDForum SearchSIG the other night when Seth Goldstein announced the funding grant of the AttentionTrust by the Omidyar Network, a spontaneous burst of applause erupted. Months of discussions and diligence by Omidyar had resulted in a profoundly important ratification of the Trust's mission and its principles, and the folks in the room recognized both the logic and the significance of Omidyar's support.
I learned something tonight at Sylvia Paull's CyberSalon, covered elsewhere by Scott Rosenberg. What I didn't learn is anything useful about the endless debate about blogojournalism.
Just posted the Gillmor Gang's two-part conversation with Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's most civic-minded CTO, about his gifting of the Live Clipboard technology he announced at ETech. Jon Udell, Mike Arrington, Dan Farber, Dana Gardner and I drill down.
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, a few words about the Attention Economy land grab this week (continuing thru next Wednesday at Esther's conference.) Thanks to Esther for pointing out that Michael Goldhaber (Einstein of Attention) started talking about this in Release 1.
Now that this is almost over--the Attention Economy milked within an inch of its life--we can get back to the business of living. The last few weeks have been like treading water: a series of repetitive dreams where the air is full of possibilities but somehow the getting from here to there is always just out of reach.
Fun for the whole family. The new Gillmor Daily with Mike Arrington and Steve Gillmor, settling the musical question: Is Windows Live or Google Evil?
Those who were expecting my session on Gestures at ETech tomorrow will have to wait until next Thursday's SDForum Search SIG at AOL in The Valley, with Seth Goldstein, Gabe Rivera, Dick Costolo, and Dave Sifry. Meanwhile, Dan Farber fills us in on a Gillmor Daily from San Diego on the first full day with Ozzie, Goldstein, Stone, Hardt, Sifry, and their rendition of The Attention Economy.