Gnomedex 5.0 morning first day

just my opinions…

this is one of the geekiest things I have ever done.

Dave Winer is cool, but I kept thinking during his talk “It is just a fucking file format, not a lifestyle.” Of course, for him it is a lifestyle. This was more directed at some of the obnoxious comments coming from the audience.

Dean Hachamovitch and his team are being extremely patronizing to us.

This place is lousy with Microsoft people who like to cheer for each other.

They’ve added some RSS stuff into Longhorn. Big Whoop. The one thing that is slightly interesting is that Microsoft will now own your “Common feedlist” so that all your apps with RSS will share a single list of feeds. This is a good idea, but it doesn’t do anything that apps couldn’t do already if they could agree on some stuff (they’ll still need to integrate the MS system-level stuff anyway).

Marc Cantor is still as obnoxious as he was the first time I met him 10 years ago.

Microsoft is embracing and extending RSS and making it available under the Creative Commons license. Good luck with that. More details on the ie blogs.

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