June 30, 2004
June 30, 2004
The Global PR Blog Week site says it’s:
So, does this mean that the Justice Department doesn’t have a backup of that database? Talk about the potential for a devastating loss of data!
Doc came over for dinner a couple of nights ago. We came up with a killer plan for spam, found a way to enable file sharing while ensuring fair compensation for artists, and whiteboarded the single epithet that ensures the defeat of Bush in 2004.
Unfortunately, the dinner was off-blog, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
June 29, 2004
I dreamt last night that I realized that “bric a brac” spelled backwards is “CARB A CRIB” (ok, so my dreams don’t go into reverse very smoothly) and then spent what felt like an hour of dream time trying to come up with situations where one could sensibly utter such a statement.
I received a surprise email from Plaxo today, updating me on the status of my account. I’d forgotten I’d once joined, in the spirit of adventure.
(A search of their knowledge base turns up this page with information about quitting.)
Plaxo is taking the bad publicity about privacy concerns seriously. There’s a whole bunch of information about it on their site, most of it written in a straightforward and reassuring way. And, I have no reason to think that Plaxo is any less trustworthy than the other folks I give sensitive information to. Nevertheless, the table of how they compare on privacy to MSN, AOL, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay gives me pause. Only one company — Plaxo — gets a checkmark for “Provides opt-out mechanism for non-members.” Try to get your brain around that concept!
June 28, 2004
Joi explains the “free for commercial use” license from Creative Commons and helpfully compares the licenses used by Wikipedia and Wikitravel. (Joho’s Creative Commons license, as noted at the bottom of this page, does not allow commercial use of its contents without permission. Like that ever happens.)
June 27, 2004
Scott Rosenberg writes about the future of corporate blogging. Here’s an excerpt:
I do agree that it’ll take a long time for corporate public blogging to spread beyond easy industries, such as high tech. But, I think it’ll happen faster than Scott does. First, internal blogging will happen relatively quickly because it’s a great way for employees to build their reputations, a motive as powerful as the urge not to piss off your boss. Those internal blogs will go onto the extranet and eventually some will make it onto the Internet.
Second, the first public blogs we’re likely to see outside of the sw industry will be more like the Dean blog than anything else: They’ll be always upbeat but still lively, full of voice, and worth reading by enthusiasts.
[Note: I have never been right with a single prediction.]
A guy on a mailing list sent this around saying that it came from a friend of a friend of an n degree friend. It’s supposedly the clothing label from a small American company that sells its product in France.