The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 14 April 2004]

A new name for syndication

Jason Kottke has an interesting post on why we should stop calling RSS feeds syndication, since syndication strictly speaking means that content goes from one mass media outlet to another before landing on the audience’s doorstep. This is very true.

Guess it’s time for marketing-savvy people to use the ole noggin’ and come up with something catchy. The one rule that must be followed: No more acronyms.

Since it looks like RSS is heating up in 2004, it’s time for a term that sounds hip and technical but at the same time has a warm and cuddly feel.

And better hurry before Microsoft releases Feed or Apple releases iChannel.

Thinking thinking thinking.

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A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

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Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

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Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.