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5:05 AM ET, March 14, 2006


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Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
The noisy tragedy of the blog commons  —  Blogs are different than most other forms of media in one key respect: they stretch.  —  TV and radio confront the reality that there are only 24 hours in a day.  They can't put on more content, because there's no down time.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
It's All About the FILTER  —  I've been wrong to complain about too much media — just as Seth Godin is wrong to suggest that excessive blogging is cluttering the "blog commons."  Thanks, as always, to Umair for the beacon of light: … The rest of Umair's post is a fascinating critique …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why I will stop blogging  —  I can do it, folks, I have already, in some sense, stopped one of my rivers, and soon, probably before the end of 2006, I will put this site in mothballs, in archive mode, and go on to other things, Murphy-willing of course.  —  It's been a long time coming.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Blogs Are Institutions, Just Like Old Media Companies
Discussion: Swarming Media
Dave Winer will quit blogging
Discussion: Scripting News
Jeffsand /
Learn how 10 was made  —  10 was built from the ground up using ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005 with a simple, easy to use design.  —  Our dream with 10 is to create a place for those people who want to use technology to change the world.  Int his video Adam, Duncan, Erik and Jeff talk …
Jeff Sandquist:
Microsoft 10 is now on the air
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:   NINE OR 10, IT'S STILL PR
Ann Harrison / Wired News:
The Pirate Bay: Here to Stay?  —  Last month, the Motion Picture Association of America announced one of its boldest sorties yet against online piracy: a barrage of seven federal lawsuits against some of the highest-profile BitTorrent sites, Usenet hosts and peer-to-peer services.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Vast Launches: Search as Content  —  I've been messing with a new search service for a little while now, something called, appropriately enough, (the site's password protection will come off tomorrow).  I wrote about it and its founder Naval Ravikant a few months ago here.
Discussion: TechCrunch, and GigaOM
Astrid Wendlandt / Reuters:
French plan would open iTunes to other devices  —  PARIS (Reuters) - France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer Inc to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod player.
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Tyan brings supercomputing to the desktop  —  CeBIT 2006 Four blades in a stylish box  —  EVERY SO OFTEN there comes a genre-bending product, and Tyan has one of those on its stand at CeBIT this year.  It is called the Typhoon PSC or Person Super Computer, and is aimed at the scientific and HPC set.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Internet means end for media barons, says Murdoch  —  · Magnate hails second great age of discovery  —  · Power 'moving from the old elite to bloggers'  —  Rupert Murdoch last night sounded the death knell for the era of the media baron, comparing today's internet pioneers …
Ars Technica:
Sony loses another round in DualShock lawsuit  —  Sony's battle with Immersion Corporation over technology that makes gaming controllers vibrate has taken another turn as a federal judge dismisses Sony's latest attempt to shake free of the suit.  The defeat could mean the end of the road for Sony's defense …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
Zoli 3.0 Launched  —  In a comment to Robert's Scoble's "resume vs. blog" post I promised to launch a "scientific" test soon ... here we go; except that it's not a test.  It's real: I'm pleased to announce the limited, invitation-only launch of Zoli 3.0.  —  Unlike some perpetual Beta …
Discussion: AccMan Pro
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
20 minutes in Houston
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Class action lawsuit filed against music industry  —  People have complained about the price of recorded music for decades.  It's always seemed a little fishy that there was no price competition between the labels, and that CDs have always remained more expensive than cassettes, even though the discs are now dirt cheap to make.
Joris Evers / CNET
Apple corrects patch trouble  —  Apple Computer on Monday released the second set of Mac OS X security fixes in two weeks.  —  Security Update 2006-002 corrects problems caused by the company's previous patch and fixes newly discovered security flaws, some of which could let an attacker run code …
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Software Helps Develop Hunches  —  SAN DIEGO — It's the paradox of human-computer interaction.  Computers can process huge numbers quickly and without bias, but programming them to detect faces, trees and puppies is incredibly difficult.  Determining beautiful, pristine or cute is impossible.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
WinXP on Mac... for rizzle this time?  —  Most of us by now are painfully aware of the Windows XP on Mac challenge that has been going on since, well, Intel Macs were finally announced at this year's MacWorld Expo in San Francisco.  We are constantly reminded that the prize money keeps reaching new heights …
James McGovern / Enterprise Architecture:
Large Enterprises and why they don't care about Ruby  —  The funniest thing is occuring in the blogosphere.  Lots of folks who write for industry magazines have jumped on Ruby, yet you will never find a single large enterprise that is even considering it.  Ever wonder why?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TrustedID - This is Important  —  IDFreeze yesterday (and announed funding by Draper Fisher Jurveston) to help protect consumers from identity theft.  I met with co-founder Scott Mitic today about his company.  —  Identity theft is a really big and really expensive problem.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Conferenza
Agence France Presse:
'Adapt to new technology or die,' Murdoch tells newspapers  —  LONDON (AFP) - The newspaper industry needs to embrace the technological revolution of the Internet, MP3 players, laptops and mobile phones or face extinction, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said.  —  "Societies or companies …
Discussion: Techdirt
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