Scripting News for 9/5/2006

Google: “News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives.” I spent a bit of time egosearching, it’s very interesting, too bad a lot of the good stuff is behind paywalls, esp the NY Times and MacWEEK. Time Mag has an open archive.  

NY Times: Silicon Valley to Receive Free Wi-Fi. “The project will cover 1,500 square miles in 38 cities in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Santa Cruz Counties, an area of 2.4 million residents.” 

ReadWriteWeb on Doug Engelbart’s Hyperscope 1.0, a modern web app. Its native file format is OPML. 🙂 

Here’s an example of a Hyperscope document. View source reveals that it is an OPML document with a stylesheet.  

Little-known fact: Scripting News is the top hit when you do an image search for Katherine Harris.  

In preparation for PodCamp, which starts on Friday (with a party at Berkman Center), they’re getting together an archive of the first podcasts. I’m honored that the very first one is an interview Chris Lydon and I did at Berkman, on July 8, 2003. It’s actually a pretty good one! 🙂 

Rocketboom asks where were you on Sept 11? 

WTC from the ESB webcam, 9/11/01. 

Raw Socket: “Standing in Shibuya Crossing, Howard Rheingold saw people looking at their phones instead of talking into them, and that blew his mind. That’s the Shibuya epiphany.” 

From Gayle Cline: “We are creating a memorial garden spot on the ranch, so if anyone wants to contribute potted plants, or memorabilia, they should have them sent here.” 

Tim Bray: “Craig was a good man.” 

According to the Wikipedia page on Craig Cline, Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly credits him with coining the term “Web 2.0.” 

Meryl Evans: “The term came to life when Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media brainstormed with MediaLive’s Craig Cline.” 

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Noah Bast on September 5, 2006 at 8:25 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your Mac experiences. I’m sure you know this, but I am sure your experince is unusual. We have had 5 modern Apple laptops with very few issues. The cooling system on one failed after 2.5 years of almost constant use and it started crashing due to heat issues. Apple replaced almost everything inside the machine with a 3 day turn around. Another had a hard drive fail after a few years and it was replaced with a larger HD also with a 3 day turn around. AppleCare Warranty service has been amazing on the few times I’ve needed to use it.


  2. Many thanks, Dave, for OPML. 🙂 If you’d like a walkthrough of the HyperScope sometime, let us know.


  3. Posted by Jacob Levy on September 5, 2006 at 10:24 am


    Your hyperscope example does not work. It gives me [object error].


  4. Jacob, are you using Firefox or IE? HyperScope only works in those browsers (for now).


  5. Dave:

    Thanks for the link to PodCamp and for your contribution. I will be at the event at Harvard on Friday night, and I’m looking forward to hearing that interview with you and Chris from the archives.

    –Bryan Person
    PodCamp organizer (one of many)


  6. Listening to the podcast now. It’s great!


  7. Hi Dave–

    Wow, today links together all kinds of PodCamp and podcasty goodness: you and Chris Lydon (I’m a fan of both), RocketBoom (who mentioned PodCamp today), and those swell Berkman folks.

    Hyperscope looks cool!

    –Chris “The Long Tail Isn’t What You Think” Brogan…


  8. Posted by Bjorn Juliusson on September 6, 2006 at 3:43 am

    Maybe you should use Alsoft’s DiskWarrior?

    “MacAddict 01/2005 – We think it’s the most complete, reliable, and trustworthy disk-repair utility available. If your Mac is acting funky, DiskWarrior is your best bet for getting things whipped back into shape.”


  9. Posted by Marjo Visser on September 6, 2006 at 7:12 am

    Dear Dave,

    Do you have the email-adress of phonenumber for me from Adam Curry. I Like to interview him for a CEO-business magazine


    Marjo Visser


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