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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · June
· · · · 12 (2 entries)

Grains · We push technology along slowly, gaining a bit here and a bit there. Most improvements, in anything, are incremental; the big advances, every one of ’em, are rooted in the fertile soil whose grains are all those little steps forward. Here are a few grains. Item: Bruce Eckel squeezes XML into a single Python class. Item: Niall Kennedy pulls together all the syndication specs you might need; for example see atom.feedspecs.com or itunes.feedspecs.com. Item: Peter Thomas pulls together a spine-chilling graphic mapping what happens around a Hibernate storeItem call. Question: is what this picture shows a problem or not? Item: Charles Nutter pushes the JRuby Gems along, interestingly (and read the comments).
 
Scoble & PodTech · I wasn’t going to write anything about this because so many others have, and I don’t know the first thing about PodTech. But then this morning they spammed me. Any email that lands in my inbox that’s written in marketing-ese and I don’t know who sent it, that’s spam. I conclude that PodTech needs some help; there’s something deeply, um, what’s the word I’m looking for here, to describe announcing a move in the blogging space by spamming press releases? Let’s use “wrong”. Some excerpts: “PodTech.Network Inc., a leading emerging-media company ... ‘Robert Scoble is a global brand and we are thrilled to have him as a member of the PodTech team’ said John Furrier ... provides a media platform of Fresh Voices™ that ignite the power of conversation among companies, their customers, and partners ... His media expertise and vision is in alignment with PodTech’s business strategy and extension of our developing media platform.” For their sake, let’s hope that Scoble represents a Cluetrain ticket.
 
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