Link mailing list complains about twitter, news at 11

I’m starting to get quite annoyed with the level of complaining about twitter on the Link mailing list. It seems that people can’t understand why a short form status publishing service is interesting. Fine. But the bit I don’t get is why they can’t just ignore it — its not like anyone is forcing them to use it… Its a bit like MySpace. If you don’t like it, just ignore it.

That is all.

Breaking: Zap2IT turning off guide data for the US? is reporting that Tribune Media Services (TMS), the providers of the Zap2IT guide data used by MythTV in the US, will turn that guide data off on 1 September 2007. I haven’t had a lot of time to look into this further, mainly because I am giving a talk this morning. I’ll have a better look at lunch time (PDT) and write some more about this.

I think there’s no need for panic, as a new guide data source will be found, but this is unexpected.