I quite the look of Medium, but Dave Winer absolutely nails it with this feature request:
Let me enter the URL of something I write in my own space, and have it appear here as a first class citizen. Indistinguishable to readers from something written here.
I think it might get a tattoo of this:
There’s art in each individual system, but there’s a much greater art in the union of all the systems we create.
Dave Winer is putting together technology to battle share-cropping and enable the Pembertonisation of your content: you host the canonical copy and distribute to third-party services.
A medium-zoom view of shifts in publishing.
Derek weighs in with his view on the current state of publishing. I agree with his conclusion: "There has never been a better time to be making media. There are more tools to help than ever. There are more media consumers and media producers than ever. The world is more literate and media savvy than it’s ever been."
Benford's law blows my mind. Be sure to watch the video. This is all related to network theory and power law distributions ...I'm just not sure how.
A brilliant summation by David Byrne of the possible business models available to musicians today.
Radiohead are distributing their next album themselves. You'll be able to download it for the princely sum of... whatever you feel like paying.
Identity consolidation with the XFN rel="me" value. RTFM on sharing information across social networks.
The origins and history of copyright. Copyright was originally designed to subsidize distribution, not creation. Not much has changed... until now.