I haven’t done one of these posts in a while…too much travelling! I head back to Edmonton tomorrow. Here are my weekly notes:
- The mother of all 2007 lists from Fimoculous.
- A Slate piece arguing that Starbucks is a force for good. Haven’t read it yet.
- AOL has finally decided to end support for the Netscape browser. The main reason this is a good decision is security.
- Pingdom has compiled a list of the major incidents on the Internet in 2007.
- I am writing this on a Sony UMPC which I love (minus the shitty battery life). Is Apple going to start making UMPCs? That would be pretty cool.
- My Dad likes to say that minus 20 in Yellowknife is the same as minus 20 in Edmonton, but I beg to differ. It feels way colder here! It has been nice to spend some time with Mom and Dad though.
Here’s an excerpt from a post by Dave Winer that will definitely make you think:
With all possible humility, I’d like to tell you that a few days after I die my entire web presence will likely disappear. My servers require some attention from me from time to time. The first time that happens, poof, there goes 10-plus years of Scripting News, and all the docs for the OPML Editor and the OPML spec, the XML-RPC site, to name just a few. Anyway, within a couple of months it will all certainly disappear, unless someone pays my hosting and DSL bills. Maybe someone will, but isn’t it ridiculous that that’s what it depends on?
Rhetorical, but I’ll answer anyway. Yes, it is ridiculous. What do we do about it? Not sure, but it’s an interesting problem that many people will work on. And the solution probably won’t be easy.