Notes for 12/30/2007

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:

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.

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