This is a posting fromt he Smithsonian. Explanation. I was lecturing about threats to the Net to an audience in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and I wanted to illustrate one of the magical aspects of the Net — the way it allows anyone to become a global publisher. So I used Radio as an illustration — typed the above string (complete with typo), then hit ‘post and publish’ button and then held my breath. (Well, you know what live demos are like.) But it worked like a dream. Within seconds the posting was up on the Net. The audience — mostly non-techies — had never seen anything like it. Wish Dave Winer could have seen it.
Archive for February 5th, 2002
First posting (by email) from a freezing Washington. Walking from my hotel to a restaurant the other side of Dupont Circle made me feel like an extra from Shackleton. This morning is crisp and freezing. Just read the Washington Post over breakfast. Full of stories about Bush’s budget proposals (‘wrapped in the American flag’ is how the Post describes it) and the Powers report into the Enron scam. Funny to see the high priests of capitalism scrambling to reassure everyone that the system is okay, really.