Meet the inventor of the Wiki, I’m off to the races

Whew, just got done answering a bunch of email. Hundreds of emails. I’m tired of typing so this will be short. Tomorrow I’m off to meet the Target Racing Team and interview them for Channel 9 (and watch the Toyota 400 on Sunday). Thanks to Eric Maino for getting us access and all that. Yes, the Target team uses Microsoft technology. But that’s a video for a future week. It’s going to be a fun weekend with not very much blogging.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I met Sam Gentile and Ward Cunningham at the GotDotNet Code Slam (which was part of the MVP Summit festivities). Anyway, I cornered the two of them and we talked about the early days of the Wiki. Among other things (programming for the Radio Shack TRS-80, aka the “trash 80” came up.).

¬†Oh, heck, let’s get a few quick blogs in.

Don Dodge continues posting real interesting stuff. Tonight’s post is “Innovate or Imitate … Fame or Fortune.” Don was an exec at AltaVista, Napster, among others, and now works at Microsoft.

It was nice seeing Halley Suitt, among others this week. She writes about the experience.

Wanna see a killer new search engine? Previewseek is it. Here, do a search for Target Racing Team. Compare that to your favorite search engine. I like it a lot. Thanks to Stefan Constantinescu for sending me that.

Congrats to the Podcast Network for signing a sizeable advertising deal with Motorola.

My brother, over on the ComputerWorld blogs, has a list of features and fixes he’d like to see in the next Windows.

Anyway, have a good one. I’m off to the airport to watch some racing!

Time to switch to WordPress

My comments over on my UserLand blog are down again. OK, it’s time to switch over to WordPress. I won’t do it if I don’t force myself over there. Life has just been so busy lately. Every extra minute I’ve been trying to answer email. I have 244 emails waiting to be answered. I’m sorry.

Oh, and James Torio, thanks for saying nice things about me in your Master’s thesis (as seen on Doc Searls’ weblog).

See ya over on We’ll clean up the house as we go along. I’m also going to open a TypePad blog, and also post over in my DABU blog (which is at ) so that you can see how the blog tools compare (and so I can see that too).

One thing I’m interested in is which tool is most powerful? Which one is easiest to use? Which one gives best stats? Which one provides the best OPML and RSS options? Which one has best ping-server support? Which one has the most responsive company behind it? Which one is the easiest to customize?

What else is important in a blog tool? Well, let’s move over to WordPress and talk about it.