Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Audible and its consultant — I usually don't quote flamers here, but these comments by Mitch Ratcliffe, in a rather longish response to Jeff Jarvis, Staci Kramer, Om Malik, Doc Searls and myself, says everything wrong about who I am and what I do. I think people might miss this, so here's the quote.
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog:
More on the future of podcasting — You will forgive me recalling that Bill Gates, richest guy in the world, once said that no one would need more than 640 Kb of RAM on a personal computer. As I read some of the responses to the Audible Wordcast announcements, I am repeatedly reminded of the folly of Gates' view.
Randy Charles Morin / iBLOGthere4iM: Ouch!!! — Dave Winer: I usually don't quote flamers here …
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Yo, Libraries: say No to DRM — My sister pointed me to this notice about downloadable audiobooks from the Central North Carolina Regional Library. Here it is: … That last item is the chocolate-coated spider. No iPods? "Copyright compliance" problems? wtf? So I looked around.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Buckcasting — Dave Winer, a podcasting papa, adds …
Om Malik / The Next Generation Internet:
Audible's unPodcast effort? — Audible, the company known for offering downloadable books is now getting into the tracking business. A report in Wall Street Journal says that the company will charge 3 cents a show to track information such as how many people download the podcast …
Discussion: Scripting News
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft will wipe Sony's 'rootkit' — Microsoft will update its security tools to detect and remove part of the copy protection tools installed on PCs when some music CDs are played. — The Redmond, Wash., software maker has determined that the "rootkit" piece of the XCP software …
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft to Zap Sony DRM 'Rootkit' — Microsoft Corp. will start deleting the rootkit component of the controversial DRM scheme used by Sony BMG Music Entertainment. — The software giant's Windows AntiSpyware application will be updated to add a detection and removal signature …
J. Alex Halderman / Freedom to Tinker:
Sony Shipping Spyware from SunnComm, Too — Now that virus writers have started exploiting the rootkit built into Sony-BMG albums that utilize First4Internet's XCP DRM (as I warned they would last week), Sony has at last agreed to temporarily stop shipping CDs containing the defective software:
Watching all six Star Wars movies simultaneously — I'VE BEEN SLASHDOTTED! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!&nbs p; — So I got on the front page of digg, which I'd never even heard of before this happened but apparently is wicked popular, when a friend of a friend who didn't know this was …
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
What Lurks in Its Soul? — The soul of the Google machine is a passion for disruptive innovation. — Powered by brilliant engineers, mathematicians and technological visionaries, Google ferociously pushes the limits of everything it undertakes. The company's DNA emanates from its youthful founders …
David Rothman / TeleRead: Rx for Post ombudsman: Mail filters-and maybe an omblog
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
AOL to Have Reruns on Demand — America Online Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. are planning to put thousands of episodes of once-popular television shows like "Welcome Back Kotter" and "Chico and the Man" on the AOL.com Web site, where high-speed Internet users can view them for free.
To be released mid-November 2005 — Check out the flyer — ITU Internet Reports 2005: The Internet of Things — is the seventh in the series of "ITU Internet Reports" originally launched in 1997 by the International Telecommunication Union. For previous titles in the series …
Jim Downing / Smart Mobs: Internet of things — This ITU report " takes a look …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Mobility Special: Plugged into it all — To listen to a group of students at the University of California's Berkeley campus talking about their obsessive communications habits, you would think you had stumbled into a meeting of recovering alcoholics. Rich Brown, a graduate student …
Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
Audible's Podcast Tool Tallies Listeners — Audible Inc. is introducing a tool to help advertisers measure how many people are listening to podcasts, the Internet-based audio shows that are downloaded to listeners' computers. — That means advertisers will be able to get a handle on how many people are really listening to shows.
Timothy L. O'Brien / New York Times:
Are U.S. Innovators Losing Their Competitive Edge? — WHEN James E. West was 8 years old, he propped himself on his bed's brass footboard one afternoon and stretched to plug the cord of a radio he had repaired into a ceiling outlet. It was one of his first experiments.
Jason Schultz / LawGeek: NYTimes: Are U.S. Innovators Losing Their Competitive Edge?
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