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John B. Roberts / clock:
I don't want everything to be full-text  —  I use my RSS feeds as notification.  I want to scan.  —  I want to somehow squeeze the juice out of a couple of hundred feeds, leave the pulp behind, and spend the real time on the six to nine posts a day which are worth three to five minutes each.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Back to reading feeds...  I'll be honest.  I haven't been reading many feeds for the past couple of months.  Got too busy and got caught up reading Memeorandum.  So just let the whole feed thing slide a bit.  But, I noticed I was missing the little things.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Time to allow hard drives pre loaded with Music....and change Harry Fox  —  its the simplest of ideas.  Take any MP3 player, Ipod, PSP, whatever and pre load it with songs.  With 30, 60 and 100gbs capacities, the potential is amazing.  How simple it would be if the user could sample and choose.
Discussion: Scripting News
New York Times:
Calling Out the Cable Guy  —  TERRY DENSON and Dan York are not exactly boldface names in entertainment industry circles, but perhaps they should be.  After all, nearly $30 billion and the future of two Baby Bells hang in part on whether these two refugees from the television programming world find success in their new jobs.
Matt McAlister:
A new content distribution plan for online publishers  —  Dick Costolo of Feedburner published his view of the future of RSS and where his company fits into it on the Feedburner blog.  Among several interesting ideas, he states a vision of the future based on the items within RSS feeds as opposed to the feeds themselves.
Discussion: Flashpoint
300GB disc set to challenge DVD  —  Holographics enters the mainstream  —  A computer disc about the size of a DVD that can hold 60 times more data will go on sale in 2006, according to its American developer InPhase Technologies, a Lucent spin off.  —  The discs, holding 300GB each …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Jennifer A. Kingson / New York Times:
Wireless Moves the Cash Register Where You Are  —  When Michelle Dubé, a golf instructor in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., finishes a lesson, she whips out her BlackBerry wireless device - to schedule the next appointment, sure, but also to swipe the student's credit card for payment right there on the driving range.
Feld Thoughts:
User Agents  —  I woke up this morning thinking about User Agents (ok - I was also thinking about Naomi Watts and Sean Penn who were amazing in 21 Grams.)  A commenter on my Personalize Feed post pointed out that most of the big online aggregators include subscriber counts in their user-agent headers …
Daniel Greenberg / Washington Post:
New Options Emerge for Better Data Backup  —  Let's face it, most of us don't give much thought to data backup until we lose something important — crucial documents, our digital music collections or irreplaceable photos, for example.  —  Creating backup files can be a tedious chore …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Mike /
Skype Paparazzi, add me to the list please  —  OK well Jeff Pulver was the one who coined the term, but I like it and think that his latest post Enough with the Skype!  Gossip, needs some commenting on.  —  First, you cannot argue with what Skype has done in the world of IP communications …
Microsoft plans 300,000 Xbox 360s at Europe launch  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Microsoft will have around 300,000 of its new Xbox 360 games console available for its European launch on December 2, a Microsoft executive said in an interview published on Sunday.
Discussion: The Blackfriars Blog
Andy Oram / O'Reilly Network:
Another desperate attempt to discredit Massachusetts OpenDocument adoption  —  It was on the front page of the Boston Globe newspaper today, and the lead article on their web site—an investigation that normally would be buried in the City & Region section of the paper.
Discussion: GROKLAW, Boston Globe, Slashdot and digg
L.M.Orchard / 0xDECAFBAD:
Outlining by the fittest … Source: Cloudy Thinking by Ron K. Jeffries » Blog Archive » XOXO & OPML & Simple List Extentions  —  At the moment, my prediction is that XOXO gets sidelined by OPML, insofar as expressing ideas and data in outline form takes off in general.
Varun Dubey /
Linux is Doomed, Thanks to Microsoft  —  (Column) - The Linux community was left stunned when Windows Server software outsold Linux in the server market.  Gartner, Inc. recently reported that sales of Windows systems accounted for nearly 37 percent of all server revenue in the last quarter while Linux accounted for 31.7 percent.
Discussion: and OpsanBlog

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