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07/21/05 Meeting Notes

These notes are a best effort.

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j will not be taking good notes tonight because of wrist pain. Unfortunately, j is the only group scribe in the room. j encourages you to tune into the live audio.


  • j: j Baumgart
  • JK: Janet Kolodzy, journalism prof at Emerson
  • As: Aaron Swartz
  • DW: David Weinberger, Berkman fellow
  • MW: Mal Watlington
  • LW: Lisa Williams
  • LB: Lynne Baer
  • SG: Steve Garfield
  • JA: Jenny Attiyah
  • AG: Andrew Grumet
  • CCC: CC Chapman
  • Rich
  • Greg Demetrick
  • Chuck
  • MH: Matt Hall, Boston Podcast Network
  • she said “I’m some girlfriend dragged to the meeting”

  • RF: Randy Fenstermacher
  • Nathan
  • Clinton
  • DS: Danny Silverman
  • BP: Brian Person
  • JW: John Wall
  • Mary

Proposed Agenda:

  • CC Chapman & Andrew Grumet on podcasting, Gigadial, and Satellite Radio
  • AG
    • iPodder
    • DW: why the lemon?
      • AG: freshness, though oranges might have made more sense
    • AG: excited about iTunes doing podcasts
    • demonstrated and highlighted features of iPodder
    • TiVo and RSS: fused an RSS reader into TiVo using other hacks, display RSS feeds on the telly
  • CCC:
    • podsafe music network musicians donate their music to be played during podcasts
    • podcasters can safely use the music without worrying about legal implications. they should link to the musicians and mention they got the music from podsafe.
    • it’s an evolving thing
    • forgot Religious music, got flooded with e-mails about that on day 1, they had just overlooked it, so they added it quickly
    • CCC thinks Apple is missing the boat on some of the music sales stuff
    • Chuck: pay attention to how much money the artist gets based on where you buy. Buying directly from the artist means they get more money. iTunes only gives them a few cents.
  • For July 28, Amanda Watlington: How To Have A Nice Little Traffic Jam: Understanding How Search Engines Read Your Blog
  • Hamlet, Boston Common, Sat., 7/23, 5 p picnic supper with 501 Techclub/TechFoundation, 8 p performance **free!**
  • SG: Chuck Olson and I are going to be showing a film at a film fest on July 31 & Aug 1. The film will be shown somewhere at Harvard on the 2nd.

  • Pub podcast on Tuesday
  • We may need a rule about people sitting in/blocking the doorway
  • The OPML file is much more up to date than it was two weeks ago. If you have editorial access to the blog, you can get to the file. For a copy, bug j.
  • Well wishes for Gregory
  • j reports the meeting she talked about the other week went well. More good news to come in a few weeks.
  • What else?
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