I had lunch with Willem Dakota Neuefeind Lessig and his parents Larry and Bettina. Willem is still three months old but gets around quite a bit. He was visiting Tokyo this week and invited me to lunch with his parents. Apparently Willem and Larry have a game they play where they take turns mimicking and repeating what the other says. One time Larry cheated and repeated the phrase twice instead of one time according to the rules. Willem was very upset by this and questions Larry's understanding of the rule of law.
I met Jean-François Maïon in Helsinki last week. We were talking about blogs. I think I helped get him over the hump to start a blog. Nice photos.
Loic and I will be on the blog panel at Davos this year. Loic blogs about it and asserts that "Blogging will have the same effect to journalism as Napster & P2P to the music industry". Interesting. Doc follows up with a rant about how Napster was just "market correction for the failure of mainstream radio".
Larry is using a white-list spam filter called Mail Blocks. I used to run a server side white-list spam blocker but people got upset so I stopped. Now people are upset because of false positives and just getting buried in my email. I think I'll try this for awhile. Bear with me. You will probably get a challenge/response the first time you send me email again.