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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.
Doc / Doc Searls' IT Garage:
The Past of Podcasting  —  slipstream n. ...  The area of reduced pressure or forward suction produced by and immediately behind a fast-moving object as it moves through air or water. intr. v. To drive or cycle in the slipstream of a vehicle ahead.  —  The sucking sound you hear …
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.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Buckcasting  —  Dave Winer, a podcasting papa, adds this to the discussion about Audible's attempts to make a business out of measuring traffic and serving ads on what it calls podcasts (that is, what it serves in its proprietary format): … And Doc Searls adds:
Discussion: RatcliffeBlog and Scripting News
Michael Hill / Associated Press:   Libraries offering audiobook downloads
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 Web site, where high-speed Internet users can view them for free.
Ryan Naraine /
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET
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 …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft: Sony Anti-Piracy Software Is Spyware
Discussion: Andre
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 …
Dell, seeking sales growth, embraces style, luxury  —  Dell is trying to spice up its image—and turn around lagging sales growth—by shaking Apple Computer's hold on hipness, but it may be tough to match its smaller rival's flair.  —  A recent Dell ad in Variety, Hollywood's trade magazine …
Tom's Hardware Guide:
Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu  —  Linux To Go  —  Many users get annoyed by everyday troubles that still affect Windows systems.  Whether it is a failing driver, problems caused by poorly written applications or a virus infection, any consumer type version of Windows can be considered …
Adam Leipzig / New York Times:
How to Sell a Movie (or Fail) in Four Hours  —  IF you think life is moving too fast - hyped up with BlackBerries, blogs, podcasts and instant messages - imagine what it is like to run a movie studio these days.  —  It's bad enough that a movie's box-office gross revenues will decline …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
iLoad Inventor Vents, Is Out on Bail  —  So we get a call the other day about the iLoad, which, on the surface, seems, shall we say, "no longer necessary."  It's the iLoad PR fella, good guy, it seems.  He's going to send us a bit on this new product, all is well, we'll take a look, make a more refined judgement.
Discussion: Andrew Lark and Boing Boing
First WiBro Phone to Be Unveiled During APEC  —  Samsung Electronics will unveil a mobile phone allowing access to the mobile wireless broadband Internet service WiBro, the world's first according to the company.  The firm said Sunday it will introduce WiBro terminals in various shapes …
Discussion: Daily Wireless and Smart Mobs
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The anatomy of a leak  —  There's been some low-grade flaming over the "disruption" memos, leaked here and elsewhere earlier this week.  Was Dave being used, unwittingly, as a PR tool?  Did Microsoft know that they would leak?  Some people didn't even bother asking questions …
Discussion: Read/Write Web and TechBlog

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hello again!!!  —  Hi again, still at the Apple store …
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Kart high  —  I got Mario Kart DS (Euro version) this morning.  Wow.

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