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more on rss-data

Jeremy expands on the idea of RSS-data. Roger posts an example. Dave agrees. Russ explains a bit more. I'm getting it, I think. Still slightly fuzzy. Roger's example is useful but I'd like to see an actual use case (say, with calendars) to understand it completely. I guess my main confusion is the relationship between this and namespaces--wouldn't this idea make namespaces irrelevant? And is that good or bad, or indifferent? (My answer: I don't know yet). As I said yesterday though, it sounds cool. :)

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 2, 2003 at 10:53 AM

breaking news: email is broken

Salon usually is ahead of the trend, but on this one they've lagged (quite) a bit: a new article, "email is broken talks about the problems that we all know. That said, they do have a refreshing view in the form of interviews to Internet pioneers (though not the usual suspects, which is also cool). A good read overall.

The current workarounds to the problem (all of which are mentioned in the article) don't even scratch the surface of what can be done though!

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 2, 2003 at 8:40 AM

only open-source--but only on the desktop

This caught my eye: Massachusetts is moving towards favoring open source software over over closed source.

I have a question: If they do that, then when their employees want to do a search on the web, which search engine, exactly, do they tell them to go to? Not Google of course. It's not open source. Not MSN. Not Yahoo. Er...

What? That a web application is less of an application? Why?

If you use something like, say, a Yahoo! service, is it less "use" because it's on the web? And why is it that it wouldn't matter then?

I am not saying that the policy is good or bad. Honest. I am just asking why is "open source" so important on the desktop but not on some other incredibly critical services that people use every day, all year long. And speaking of that, when was the last time that anyone got a look at the source code of NSI? I mean, they do happen to run the most critical services on the Internet...

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 2, 2003 at 12:07 AM

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