I’ve got time for just a few quickies, I’ve been absolutely swamped with work.
- Sébastien Paquet. continues on a roll on his very interesting blog. Recently he came up with an idea on using tools like Technorati as part of a distributed reputation system. This is brilliant.
- Seb, along with Elizabeth Lane Lawley, Clay Shirky, Ross Mayfield, & Jessica Hammer have a great new Corante blog up, called Many-To-Many. Hey kids! Clay now has a blog!
- O’Reilly‘s Emerging Technologies Conference has come and gone. What a great, first-rate show. I’m glad that I could make it even for the short time I could get there. The hall conversations alone were worth it. Tim, Rael, thanks for putting on the show.
- Xeni Jardin put together a fun panel that I was on – but the best part was the surprise call-in guest.
- We did our first public demonstration of the new Sputnik AP 120 and Sputnik Central Control software at the BAWUG meeting at ETCon last Thursday night. Everything worked out well, and I got some great feedback from the BAWUG folks. Glenn "Mr. 802.11" Fleishman was there, blogging live from the meeting and had some kind words. Matt Peterson is working on getting the video of the meeting up in a streaming format. Check the BAWUG site for more details.
- We got some wonderful feedback and press on the Sputnik product launch from folks like Dan Gillmor, Dave Winer, Doc Searls, Marc Canter, and The Daily Wireless.
- Two new articles today that mention Technorati prominently: Scott Rosenberg’s piece in Salon (premium subscription or day pass required) on web services, and Jon Udell at InfoWorld. Scott, Infoworld guys, I know you’ll see this in your Technorati Watchlist – Thanks for the kind reviews!
- Chandler has gone to 0.1! Even with its rough edges, it still looks awesome. I can’t wait until it hits beta, I want it!
- I finally got the chance to meet Evan Williams and Jason Shellen (of the former Pyra Labs team) f2f at ETCon. Kudos, guys! You deserve your success. And thanks for the cool lightup pens! Schwag like that reminds me of 1999. Ah the good old days of show giveaways. I also got to watch Esther Dyson set up her first weblog, right there in the Google booth, with Evan at her side. Doc has a picture.
- Six Apart got funding, and brought Anil Dash on board. Congratulations, and great news.
- Oh so many other things to talk about, but I must get back to work. Check out interesting stuff from Ben Hammersley, Kevin Lynch (who had a great demo!), Dave Weinberger, Jason Kottke, Kevin Marks, Pete Kaminski, and Joi Ito, just to name a few.