Brewster Kahle is my new geek hero. He made a ton of money selling Alexa to Amazon. Now he is giving away free Internet space (aka the Internet Archive). You've gotta listen to this IT Conversation show with Brewster.
Opening the show is Bebo White. He's the guy who started the first Web site in the US at Stanford's Linear Accelerator.
Now, what's cool about the Internet Archive? Well, for me, you can upload all sorts of things including your video files off your camcorder. So, that's a great way to build a video blog.
If you have a video blog, please do share!
One of my favorite video blogs? Rocketboom. How about yours?
The head lemur: Robert Scoble is not the Center of the Universe.
Whew! I was getting scared there for a minute. I'm more into decentralization myself. As for Web Standards Project sometimes by crying in your soup you get things done. Yesterday I interviewed Scott Guthrie, head of the IIS and ASP.NET teams here. We talked at length about Web standards and he showed how many investments his team has made to make sure that the next version of Visual Studio exports W3C-compliant XHTML. He also now is working with the Web Standards Project to make sure that Web designers needs are taken care of.
Why is that important? Well, when you find a Microsoft site (or any site really) that doesn't support Firefox or Opera, it's usually because the tools that team is using makes it hard to support other browsers.
The next version of Visual Studio lets you target various different browsers and doesn't take a "locked into Microsoft" stance at all.
Oh, and I've introduced WaSP to the IE team too. So, no, I'm not the center of the world, but things are happening for customers and Web developers now and for that I'm happy.
The competitive summit continues. I'm bummed that I haven't had much time to make it over there. It's cool that they let the attendees blog.
Here's some of the stuff I've seen:
Java Lobby, report on day one
Java Lobby, report on day two
Matt Raible, day one report.
Matt Raible, day two report.
One good thing? I have two new feeds to read. Really great reports. So, now we've got a conversation going. Like many conversations, it's imperfect. We won't always see eye-to-eye (for instance, a few people suggested open sourcing Windows which we've decided isn't in our best business interests so I doubt that would happen).
I learned a lot, though, about what developers on the Java and Linux side of the fence want from Microsoft. Thanks to Javalobby and Matt for taking the time to write up these notes!