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Media Matters: The Wright Mesh

Dave Winer hits the nail on the head with his commentary on this YouTube video of a more representative segment of Rev. Wright’s post-911 sermon:

I guess it’s not surprising that the cable news excerpts gave a very misleading impression. (Next time this happens we must do an immediate fact-check.) …  if you compare what Wright said to what they were saying, and why shouldn’t we, I think we’ll find that Wright was a rational and calming alternative to the lunacy that was dominating discourse in the US in the years following 911. And this video was taken mere days after the attacks.The news networks don’t have standing to criticize Wright for his post-911 speech. Let’s dig up some of their oratory from that timeframe and see if we want them involved in our political process in the future.

Give Rev Wright a chance to convince you (Scripting News)

Not being one to just talk, Dave is engaged in actively pursuing a way to provide more balanced media – right on Dave!


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Server Commoditization & The Coming Boom

With a current close-up of a macro trend I’ve been tracking here over the past 18 months, Dave Winer hits the nail on the head driving home the impact of the commoditization of scalable servers:

Right now I can’t buy a Jabber server that scales without also hiring someone who will scale it for me. But in a few years I should be able to buy a Jabber server that, when it needs more CPUs, just asks for them all transparently to the user, the same way my word processor asks the OS for more memory today.

I remember word processors that didn’t do memory management, you got a 64K buffer and that’s it. One document. When you filled it up, you started another.

Technology will go forward and scaling won’t be a black art, it’ll be something built into the software you license.

Scaling is like memory management

On a related note, Dave has recently made some very good observations about the demise of the priesthood and need for a change in business model which puts more profit in the hands of content creators. I basically agree with these looks though I think they’re part of a much larger picture. Clearly, Second Life is showing the way and others like Facebook are diving into the new model, but it will take the energy and virtual world infrastructure China’s putting into the coming boom to bring about real change.

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