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08/12/2004 Meeting Notes

2004/08/12 Meeting notes

These notes are a best effort.

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  • j: j Baumgart
  • Sun
  • SR: Shimon Rura
  • DW: David Weinberger, Berkman Fellow
  • JD: Jared Dunn
  • WA: Warren Agin, a bankruptcy lawyer and new Frassler
  • RF: Randy Fenstermacher
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon, Berkman Fellow
  • MF: Michael Feldman
  • JD2: James Day

SP: Steve Pomeroy

  • RH: Rick Heller
  • AG: Andrew Grumet
  • MF: Michael Feldman
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon –>

    There will be no Webcast.



    • Sun: Know anything about CSS, CSS positioning?
    • Warren: Is it a good idea to let other people post on your blog?
      • are group blogs successful?
      • j: sometimes, depends on the bloggers, purpose of the blog
    • Warren: What do Berkman Fellows do anyway?
      • RM: Whatever we want, using it as a place to get things started
      • DW: teaching and research is what he’s doing
      • SR: What other Berkman fellows can we lure to meetings? Ethan Zuckerman?
    • SR: Josh Ain and he have a 45-minute presentation is that too long? We can shorten it to make it more appropriate.
      • MF: maybe
      • test run in early September
    • RM: Tell us about Frassle
      • SR: Gave his Frassle spiel, demonstrated Frassle’s nifty threaded comments
      • JD2: the duplicate posts from an original blog post showing up elsewhere on the blog as a threaded comment is something weird
      • RF said some very insulting things about Shimon
      • SR: can I make something to do automatic programming for me?
      • DW: Double byte?

        • SR: No, but easy to switch will do it perhaps with next upgrade
      • Pito Salas is supposedly working on something similar to Frassle
      • DW: ThreadsML helps with threading
        • SR: understanding how threading and whatnot works will make it more usable
      • DW: group blogs: how can I pull only my blog entries into the publisher?
        • SR: can do it if you use a particular identifying feature, like a category or byline, that comes through in the feed
      • RM: video and audio blogging
        • SR: torn on things like that: would be nice, but it’s not unique
        • RM: it’s necessary because lots of different people want to do it
    • Scott Johnson is engaged. “Congratulations, Scott!” said just about everyone in the room when j announced the news.
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