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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Exclusive ways  —  I can blog about Google's unbloggable community conference because I wasn't invited.  Great community building Google.  Exclusive events suck.  I guess wasn't invited either.  I probably wouldn't have gone anyway.  I don't think bloggers should go to public events they can't blog about.
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The RSS, er, PDC is over and I screwed up by not getting Dave there  —  Note to Dave Winer: I'm sorry, you should have been at the PDC.  I didn't even realize just how big a deal RSS was going to become there and I screwed up by not pushing to have you there.  —  A couple things, though.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Zeitgeist 05: Featuring Press & Bloggers But No Blogging Or Coverage Allowed  —  So I'm reading a discussion over at Threadwatch about those going to our SEW Forums Live Anaheim event next month, and member eWhisper notes he can't make it, as Zeitgeist ends that day?  Zeitgeist?  I follow the link.
Feld Thoughts:
2006 Will Be The Year of Microsoft  —  I'm often wrong (but never in doubt) and - after spending the day at PDC and an evening with a number of the project leads for various Vista technologies - it feels like 2006 is going to be Microsoft's year.  —  Microsoft has been kicked around plenty …
Fred / A VC:
Is Bill Gates the Cat with Nine Lives?  —  Conventional wisdom says tech companies rise and fall with the waves of innovation that lash the shores of the technology business.  There are so many examples of this that I won't bother to repeat them.  —  But there is one cat out there that has so far avoided that fate.
Discussion: The World 2 Come
Steve Hamm / TechBeat:
College tech recruiting surprise  —  BusinessWeek published a huge cover story package this week about internal problems at Microsoft.  This involved months of reporting by Seattle Bureau Chief Jay Greene.  Microsoft refused to grant interviews or answer any of our questions until the last possible moment …
Discussion: IT Facts
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
My MSFT morale report  —  Lots of people are asking me what I think of the two very negative articles about Microsoft (that link goes to Memeorandum where you can see some of the early discussion) that were published this week.  —  First, I like Mini-Microsoft.  —  Why?
Discussion: Blogspotting and Andrew Lark
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
A Webpage is Not An API or a Platform (The Remix)  —  A few months ago in my post GMail Domain Change Exposes Bad Design and Poor Code, I wrote Repeat after me, a web page is not an API or a platform.  It seems some people are still learning this lesson the hard way.
Ian Davis / Silkworm Blog:  —  Richard McManus reports that …
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
The danger of running a remix service
Discussion: Things That
George Ou / ZDNet:
Is the Firefox honeymoon over?  —  [Updated: 9/16/2005 7:22PM] Now that Firefox has become the first viable contender to Microsoft Internet Explorer in years, its popularity has brought with it some unwanted attention.  Last week's premature disclosure of a zero-day Firefox exploit came …
New trigonometry is a sign of the times  —  Mathematics students have cause to celebrate.  A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Macworld Expo Boston cancelled  —  IDG World Expo on Friday said they have cancelled Macworld Expo Boston and will instead focus their efforts on a single conference and expo in San Francisco.  The event, which has been a mainstay of East Coast conferences for almost 20 years …
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Vista looks to get tablets on write track … LOS ANGELES—After years of trying to decipher your scribbles on its own, Microsoft is looking for a little help.  —  In Vista, the new incarnation of desktop Windows, due next year, the software giant will let people give …

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