Sat, 15 May 2004
- The World Wide Web Consortium
injected itself into the syndication controversy by proposing that Atom
seek standardization via the W3C process, rather than the IETF. This prompted a number of
generally confused responses from various directions. The funniest,
perhaps, was Robert Scoble’s, where he
wondered why the W3C didn’t invite RSS as well. Um, just
hazarding a guess, but…
announced the licensing structure for Movable Type 3.0. People
went kinda bats**t. The recent
perceptible geeknoscenti move towards WordPress became
- I’m still happy with
- Google started a corporate weblog, and for
now it’s more corporate than weblog. There’s a feed for it too,
which is currently Atom only, and of course that’s only a
practical problem if one happens to use an unmaintained aggregator
or one is allergic to free workarounds. They
added image ads as an option for Adsense, but I haven’t seen
one yet. They also launched Google Groups 2 as a beta. The
two biggest features: new support for mailing lists (similar to
Yahoo Groups lists) and the
ability to read Usenet article summaries as Atom feeds. Still no
sign of what I’d really like to see — providing Google
web searches and Google News searches as feeds.
Andrew Grumet, and
Adam Curry join Dave Winer on the RSS Advisory Board. Brent Simmons and Jon Udell leave,
without comment. The number of non-Userland-affiliated persons on the
board reaches zero, which is, seemingly, where it will stay.
:: /opinion/technology |
Business is a good game — lots of competition and minimum of rules.
You keep score with money.
— Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari