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Mary Hodder / Napsterization:
Intelliseek: Using the Outdated Terminology... It's Users, Not Consumers  —  Updated: I've added this post on using the term, 'Amateur' to describe those who 'lovingly create media' instead of professional.  Check it out as well.  And it was Kevin Marks idea.
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Not consumers or users, but amateurs
Discussion: Napsterization
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   Amateur is a good word to describe the work of most bloggers.
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Tis A Season To Copy  —  Just came back from the best Starbucks on the planet - the one outside 50 California Street.  They are all decked out already with holiday trimmings, and that put me in a jolly mood.  Hence the headline!  With enough caffeine pumping, let me take a gander at one of the most provacative headlines of the day.
Scott Gatz / Scott Gatz's Blog:
Google building Yahoo 2.0?  —  Jeremy Zawodny posted (in reaction to Reading the Google Tea Leaves) his opinion that Google is building Yahoo 2.0.: … Dave Winer responded quite astutely: … I really look at the whole thing another way.  Google is replaying Yahoo's playbook circa 1996.
Discussion: Read/Write Web and Scripting News
Paul Thurrott /
Exclusive: Microsoft Hits Windows Vista Beta 2 Delays  —  Sources at the company told me this week that Microsoft will soon delay the release of Windows Vista Beta 2 from December 7, 2005 to sometime in January or February 2006.  However, because the Vista development schedule is extremely time constrained …
Riva Richmond /
UPDATE: Google Weighing Test Of Print Ads In Newspapers  —  NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Google Inc. (GOOG) is considering testing print advertisements in Chicago newspapers, in a sign that the Internet giant, to date seen primarily as a threat to traditional media, could also become an ally.
Tom Sanders /
SAP dismisses open source innovation  —  'IP socialism is the worst that can happen,' argues SAP president Shai Agassi  —  Open source will fail to deliver innovation and is more likely to break applications, according to Shai Agassi, president of the product and technology group at SAP.
Discussion: Open Source
Jeff Nolan / Venture Chronicles:
SAP Slams Open Source, Oracle
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
Alfred Hermida / BBC:
Katamari creator dreams of playgrounds  —  A man widely considered to be one of the most imaginative and creative figures in the world of video games has bad news for his fans.  —  He cannot see a long-term future in making games.  Instead the creator of the bizarre, surreal Katamari Damacy game wants to design playgrounds.
Discussion: Joystiq
Nintendo hints at coming price war  —  Revolution may lowball competitors to help attract consumer eyes.  —  Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - While the Xbox 360 is going to be dominating the media spotlight for the next few weeks (and possibly months) …
Discussion: Joystiq, Infendo and Kotaku
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
Don't Mention It  —  I've been waiting for someone to notice the last edition of the Gillmor Gang, and now this guy has.  Nice job.  Seth Goldstein's Root Vault app is now live and although I've been too busy to download it, I'm thrilled to see ideas Seth told me about at last year's Emerging Tech conference see the light of day.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Paying attention to the post-memo blogs
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Man buys virtual space station for $100,000  —  NEW YORK — In one of the largest sales yet of property in an online game, a Miami resident has bought a virtual space station for $100,000 and wants to turn it into a cross between Jurassic Park and a disco.  —  Jon Jacobs, a director …
Discussion: The Gadgets Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Meetup #4 - Riya Launch Party  —  Riya is holding its launch party here at the TechCrunch house next Friday, November 18, 2005.  If you are in the area, make sure to drop by.  Our last party/meetup was a blowout and I expect this one to be even bigger.
Kathleen Craig / Wired News:
Riya Eases Pain of Pile of Pix
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Growing Army of Converts  —  Windows users are trying Macs in increasing numbers — and it's not just a function of the iPod "halo effect  —  Nothing fires up a group of Mac users like the chance to score a convert — except maybe the chance to offer an opinion on what Mac someone should buy.
Agence France Presse:
Internet holds only future for newspapers, experts warn  —  MADRID (AFP) - Newspapers have no future without online and digital services, media executives heard at a World Association of Newspapers meeting in Madrid.  —  "We are getting the whole organisation ready for a digital future," …
Simson Garfinkel / Wired News:
Microsoft's Secret Bug Squasher  —  It turns out that a good portion of all those Windows crashes over the years are not caused by the operating system itself, but by buggy device drivers — low-level pieces of code that allow the operating system to communicate with external devices …
Mike Evangelist / Writers Block Live:
DRM - Digital Rights Minimization  —  The latest episode in the war between music companies and their paying customers (the one where Sony decides it's OK to surreptitiously take over your PC so you can't make a copy of the music you thought you bought from them) has finally pushed me over the edge.
Discussion: TeleRead and Boing Boing
Rkuo / SnapStream Blog:
Beyond TV 4 now available  —  Oh yes, it's here.  —  We've covered some of what's new in Beyond TV 4 in previous blogs, so if you need the quick rundown of what's been going on, check out our previous posts:  —  Beyond TV 4, coming to a website near you  —  New HDTV PVR products bundled with Beyond TV
Associated Press:
Senior citizen bloggers defy stereotypes  —  CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Forget shuffleboard, needlepoint, and bingo.  —  Web logs, more often the domain of alienated adolescents and middle-aged pundits, are gaining a foothold as a new leisure-time option for senior citizens.
Discussion: SearchViews

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