Scripting News for 4/28/2006

Today’s the day I discovered Ze Frank’s videoblog. It’s the best news cast anywhere. So good it’s revolutionary.  

BloggerCon IV: June 23-24 in SF. We’ve got two venues committed now, so there will be at least two tracks. We’re working on space for another track and I’m starting to put together a grid, and a list of DLs I want. If you’ve been a DL at a previous BloggerCon and are available to do this one, please let me know. No guarantees, but it would help to get things together more quickly, and given the closeness of the dates, time is of the essence. 🙂 

The Monthly Coffee Notes podcast, inspired by the latest Gillmor Gang, about advertising on the Internet, Channel Dean and how to win the Presidency on the Internet. The sound quality is perfectly awful, but what else is new.  

The secret of Rocketboom: “I learned a long time ago, when Deborah Norville did the early morning news on NBC, there’s nothing sexier than a smart female with a clever smile surrounded by old corny males that are in love with her.” 

Essay: How to get elected President on the Internet

12/12/05: “The more you send them away the more they come back.” 

Yogi Berra: “You can’t think and hit at the same time.” 

In Y2K, as McCain was surging, there seemed a chance that we could have an election between two honorable men. A race between Gore and McCain would have been very good for the country, I felt then, and feel even more strongly now. Even though I’m not a Republican, and would not have voted for McCain, I urged him to embrace the Internet, and suggested he borrow an idea from a much-loved Democratic President. I even mocked up an ad for him. This might work for Edwards, if he took the time to really understand the philosophy: “Ask not what the Internet can do for you, ask what you can do for the Internet.” He looks like a Kennedy, on the outside. But what does he look like on the inside? I think that’s what people were asking yesterday. 

Mike Arrington on the Edwards roundtable. 

Major League Baseball supports RSS. 🙂 

Boston Globe: “A coastal Maine blogger who criticized the state’s tourism office has been hit with a lawsuit seeking potentially more than $1 million in damages for allegedly making false statements and posting on his website, Maine Web Report, images from proposed tourism advertisements a New York agency prepared for Maine officials.” 

Lance Dutson: “I’m not going to fold.” 

New header graphic, the Ocean Five Hotel, South Beach. 


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by scott on April 28, 2006 at 9:57 am

    Why would a candidate think he can get elected president by funding a political news web site? If I were Edwards or McCain I would be using that money to build a wiki to empower those that want to support my campaign.


  2. Good to hear another Morning Coffee Notes Dave 🙂


  3. I was reading up on Ze Frank and came across this great interview with him by Tom Peters.


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