David Weinberger video blogs a reply to Charles Cooper's article at CNET.

Charles Cooper criticizes the credentialed DNC bloggers as bad journalists and David responds. If the text of his response had been in his post, I might not have watched the video, but after watching the video, I realized that it was worth it. I keep forgetting how funny David is in full motion. ;-)

I made a BitTorrent torrent of the 11MB Quicktime version of the post. The torrent is here. I'm still trying to debug my tracker so I'd appreciate comments about any success or failure you have with this torrent. Thanks!

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can't get either this torrent file nor the lessig one working yet Joi. It can't seem to find any peers and just sits there 'connecting'

using: os x, Bit Torrent client...

Hmm... So here's the status. Over a dozen people have gotten the file. It seems to sit there for 40 min or sometimes more before the tracker shows anyone downloading. Then it suddenly starts to go and everyone's off and peering. Not sure where the problem is. If you don't mind, can you try again and stick it out for a bit longer and see if you get the file. Now there are about 8 people seeding the file so it might work better.

I'm also using the OS X BitTorrent client. The Tomato thing might be better. I'll give that one a try later.

By the, the OS X one has been upgraded recently so get the latest version if don't have it.

aha - ok, it took a long time (much longer than ususal) but it's found a peer and is downloading now...

according to the Bit Torrent long file, when I first opened your torrent file - "Problem connecting to tracker - HTTP Error -1: " - was the response... But, seems ok now, the file is fully downloaded and seeding...

Thanks. This does sound like something with my tracker... hmm...

FWIW, it worked for me. I used the new BT client on Mac OS X.

Worked for me instantly: BitTorrent client 3.4.2, XP.

Worked for me in 4 minutes with BitTorrent 3.3a, OS X.

You guys should use Azureus. It's Java based and works really well on OS X. I'm a BT junkie and can't live without it. I'll pop back in and let the 2 files seed for a while. BT works best if you aren't stinggy with the upstream and let as many people suck offf the files as long as possible. Make's the network all that healthier.

I watched the video, right up to the point where he starts whining, "we were supposed to put up or shut up, we didn't put up so now we're supposed to shut up, nope, not gonna shut up." Then I hit the STOP button and he shut up.

BitTorrent worked fine. D/led at about 25kB/s.

My current upload is 0 kB/s.

Cool. It seems to be working for MOST people, but some people are still having problems. Does the significant increase in the number of seeds make peer setup faster? Or is it my tracker. Hmm..

It's a little confusing. Half the time I hear excited bloggers saying how blogging will revolutionize journalism, and how bloggers are scooping the pros on some important stories, and then when they are criticized for not living up to those boasts, he comeso n saying "Well, we aren't jounalists and don't want to be."

Not that I care either way, but just for clarity's sake, which is it?

Worked great, approx 250k download rate (I'm on a University connection and using XP official client 3.4.2)

The market mechanism is coming to BitTorrent!!!! :)

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