Scripting News for 4/21/2006

Business 2.0 on the evolution of the Netflix envelope. 

Dowbrigade will think he made it when Fortune calls him either notorious or a curmudgeon. 

Mark Glaser moderates a conversation between Jimmy Wales and Robert Cox on various issues related to Wikipedia. 

Jeff Jarvis: “Can someone explain to me what’s going on with Google’s syndication protocol?” 

Mike Arrington notes that Microsoft is going to offer “Live Drive,” a virtual disk drive.  

Two years ago today: “The problem with most conferences is that the intelligence is sitting in the dark with its hands folded, falling asleep while a bunch of idiots on stage with PowerPoints talking nonsense because they are so scared they need crutches to keep from having a nervous breakdown.” 

The Rocketboom interview was a long rambly talk which they picked out the best bits of. It was a great editing job. As you might imagine there’s a lot to Rocketboom that you don’t see on-camera. I got the smallest glimpse into that, at lunch with Amanda and Andrew.  

An example of a bit they picked up is already beginning a discussion in the world of academic journalism. Bob Stepno, who was an early contributor in the Berkman Thursdays group, who is a journalism prof in Knoxville, TN, picks up on the 50 or so words in the RB interview where we talk about making an introductory course in journalism a requirement for college students. I feel strongly about this. Journalism is the new practice for Everyman, it’s what we all will be doing all the time in this new century. As the professional media pulls back, the citizens, you and me, need to fill in and replace every pro with 100 of us, to cover every school board meeting, every planning commission, defense contractor, civic organization. It’s like the Second Amendment for information and ideas. We need a well-informed electorate to make the tough decisions n our future.  

Two things NY has that they can’t touch anywhere else: 1. Matzo Ball Soup. Even the Greek diner on Northern Boulevard in Bayside has better MBS than Saul’s Deli in Berkeley. And Katz’s MBS is to die for. 2. Pastrami. I ordered a Reuben at Katz’s, and knew I was in for a treat when the guy behind the counter sliced me a few bits of meat to eat with my fingers while I waited. It’s so incredibly delicious, and they stack the meat so high. The memories from one sandwich is enough to last years. 

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