Thanks to CNET for the boost for nytimesriver, and thanks to Apple for putting the focus on mobile news sites. We’re getting much more flow today, in one day, than we did in the last three months. Awesome. That’s the power fo both CNET & Apple.
This is, imho, the best way to read news on a mobile device. And the Times produces so much great news. The iPhone and the Times were made for each other.
And of course nytimesriver runs great on any mobile device, it was originally developed for my Blackberry. :-)
Seems like a good time to link back to Doc Searls’ piece on Steve Jobs, shortly after he returned to Apple in 1997. “These things I can guarantee about whatever Apple makes from this point forward,” Doc said…
1. It will be original.
2. It will be innovative.
3. It will be exclusive.
4. It will be expensive.
5. It’s aesthetics will be impeccable.
6. The influence of developers, even influential developers like you, will be minimal. The influence of customers and users will be held in even higher contempt.
7. The influence of fellow business artisans such as Larry Ellison (and even Larry’s nemesis, Bill Gates) will be significant, though secondary at best to Steve’s own muse.
Don Park writes to say “Adobe crippled audio recording in Flash so that bits from microphone are always sent directly to server-side *without* compression.”