Public sign-up page for BloggerCon IV.
BloggerCon mail list, moderated by yours truly.
Steve Gillmor saying he has a bad attitude is kind of like the Pope admitting that he’s Catholic.
Playboy: “First there was podcasting, and now there is bodcasting.” Nudity.
John Palfrey will lead the How to Make Money session at BloggerCon IV, June 23-24 in SF.
Betsy Devine wonders, had there been VCs before Christ, would they have hyped an ad-supported business model for user generated food? Also known as Figs 2.0.™ :-)
This is why I like John Robb, he gets excited about cool ideas. Actually, Jeremy Allaire proposed something called RSS-Data a few years ago, it was basically the XML-RPC serialization format, unbundled from the transport. It’s still a good idea, moslty because there are so many implementations of XML-RPC, in basically every environment known to scripters. I still think if Amazon provided an XML-RPC interface for S3 it would help drive adoption, and I think Google should support it in their spreadsheet. The two were designed for each other.
NY Times: “Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in an American air strike on an isolated safe house north of Baghdad at 6:15PM local time on Wednesday, top United States and Iraqi officials said today.”
The fully updated Windows build of the OPML Editor is ready for testing. The Macintosh build has been available for a few days, and has more or less checked out. This is the first release to include the NewsRiver aggregator with reading list support, and may turn out to be milestone for the RSS community as well as the OPML community.
New podcast. Dan Gillmor and I participated in a moderated discussion about the future of blogging. I think it came out pretty well. Esther Dyson asks a pointed question, Om Malik gets a plug, Dan Farber sums it up.
Does Google’s spreadsheet have XML-RPC function calls? Oh man, what an opportunity to tie things together. Way beyond AJAX. So potentially exciting.