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Updated: 10/1/2002; 3:52:09 PM.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Nothing to see here.  Move along.  [ 0xDECAFBAD Theology Notes ]

  9:34:43 PM   Comment 

The Eclipse IDE is now available for the Mac. [snellspace]
  4:55:37 PM   Comment 

0xDECAFBAD: The irony in my life is that, with my lack of much free time, automated agents, aggregators, and weblogs have given me more personal contact with human beings than I might have been able to achieve without them.  Ditto. 

In many ways, referrer logs already closed the loop.  And is the perfect example of a spam magnet that has not melted down yet.

By the way, if all goes according to plan, the trackback for this blog entry should happen without any human intervention.

  4:52:29 PM   Comment 

Aquarion (reflecting on RSS 0.90):

If you want to put someone elses /content/ on your site, or in your program, go ahead. That wasn't what RSS was designed for either, but what it was perverted to. ESF is designed so it can't easily be perverted. Clear, and hardly any overhead at all.

Joe Hanna (also reflecting on RSS 0.90):

I maintain that RSS is such a technology. It's designed purpose is the syndication of "news" items from individual websites to a portal website, to be more specific to the MyNetscape portal website. It was *not* designed to be of any particular use to bloggers, aggregators, or metadata providers, but it *does* serve them and others.

Dave Winer (reflecting on RSS 0.91):

Half of RSS 0.91 was scriptingNews format, which was totally designed to model a weblog in XML

Dave Winer (on RSS 2.0):

RSS is not a brilliant format. It is a compromise. It is for syndicating news feeds. That's all it is for, for the 18,000th time.

Larry Lessig

  • Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.

  • The past always tries to control the creativity that builds upon it.

  • Free societies enable the future by limiting this power of the past.

  • Ours is less and less a free society.

P.S.: Apologies to Disney for the title that I have assigned to this post.

  2:09:48 PM   Comment 

Nicholas Avenell: Are you also fed up with the continuing war between RSS 0.9* and 1.0 and 2.0 and whatever else they invent today? Me too. So today I invented the Epistula Syndication Format. ESF. It isnít XML. It isnít RDF. Itís just data. [via DiveIntoMarkI'm in.
  6:14:41 AM   Comment 

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