· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · August
· · · · 17 (3 entries)

Hey There, Adobe! · The name kind of says it al­l: blogs.adobe.­com. Glad to have you guys on board. Not sure about those “Terms of Use”, though, and shouldn’t the ti­tles on the front page be click­able? Hey, the com­ments are all-moderated, which I think is very sen­si­ble. I spot a trend or two.
Pop the Champagne! · The Atom 1.0 da­ta for­mat is an IETF stan­dard. A “proposed standard” ac­tu­al­ly, but pro­posed stan­dards are first-class IETF cit­i­zens. In a few month­s, the slow-grinding wheels of the RFC Edi­tor will emit an ac­tu­al RFC num­ber, but the of­fi­cial text is echoed (in HTML, too) here. The fu­ture is un­fold­ing.
Podcasting and Patricia · I got a nice email this af­ter­noon from Pa­tri­ci­aBar­ber.­com, let­ting me know that there’s a new con­cert DVD for sale, and invit­ing me to drop by the A/V sec­tion for a sam­pler. So I did, and you might want to al­so, the video’s good and there are some pret­ty nice au­dio tracks there for down­load. I’ve writ­ten about Ms Bar­ber be­fore, I’m a re­al ad­mir­er. So, here’s a gift­ed artist out there in the Long Tail with a mod­er­ate but de­vot­ed fan base, here’s this hot new pod­cast­ing thing run­ning up head­lines ev­ery­where... am I the on­ly one want­ing to con­nect the dot­s? Right now I buy all of Ms Barber’s disks, which I think is less than one a year on av­er­age; so giv­en record-company eco­nomic­s, she’s mak­ing maybe $10/year net from me. Would I sign up for a bi-weekly pod­cast for a cou­ple bucks a mon­th, re­cent live per­for­mances and so on? In a flash! She could dou­ble or triple her tak­ings from this typ­i­cal fan, and the costs of stag­ing the stuff wouldn’t be that much. Yeah, there’d be pira­cy, but a Long Tail per­former like this might even wel­come it, be­cause a cer­tain num­ber of illicit-recording re­cip­i­ents are go­ing to be­come de­vot­ed fans and want to sign up; what I be­lieve they call “marketing”. What am I miss­ing?
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