· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · August
· · · · 19 (2 entries)

Dracon and Postel · There’s been a flur­ry of de­bate over in the PEAW mail­ing list about how to deal with bro­ken feed­s. Si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly, Aaron Swartz as­serts Postel’s Law Has No Ex­cep­tions. Here­with a bit of back-fill on the rel­e­vant his­to­ry and trib­al knowl­edge, an ex­cur­sus in­to Athe­ni­an ju­rispru­dence, and opin­ions on what PEAW should do ...
Thinking of Bob · Bob Met­calfe, that is, who reg­u­lar­ly pre­dict­ed that the In­ter­net would col­lapse, and fa­mous­ly ate his words—literally, he ground ’em up in a blender and ate ’em, I was in the room—at one of the Web con­fer­ences. Wel­l, at the mo­ment I can’t con­nect to AIM and I can’t con­nect to Google, and I’m get­ting a cou­ple dozen echospam per hour (bounces from spam with my ad­dress forged) and even though I just turned on the com­put­er af­ter a cou­ple hours down­time, NetNewsWire says “nothing new” which I flat­ly don’t be­lieve. Prob­a­bly just some­thing else flail­ing away at the Win­tel mono­cul­ture. But I don’t like it.
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