Update: PLEASE NOTE: I’ve turned off comments to this post as,
1) I don’t have anymore invites right at this moment.
2) I probably should have stated “send me an email to m.davidATxmlhacker.com” instead of hyperlinking “first request” with a mailto: link to the same address. That’s my bad. The next batch I get I will update the top of this post with something more explicit as to what you need to do to get the invitation I have available.
3) Each additional comment add’s another point to the popularity of this post. Neither the content or related conversation is worth being labeled and broadcast to the world in various places as being labeled as something they need to check out because of it’s popularity. At the current comment rate this post would maintain the #1 spot on the front page of the blogs section of O’ReillyNet from now until Christmas 2009. For that reason alone it really isn’t fair to leave the comments open. There’s a lot of interesting blog entries on O’ReillyNet. As much as I appreciate each of you who have spent the time to leave a comment, this post isn’t one of them.
When I get a new batch of invites, again, I will update the top of this post at which point the first person who emails me with the specified and proper subject will get the invite.
Update: The time is now 2:42 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, April the 27th, 2007. I’ve got one invite left from the latest batch of invites I was given. I realize that a *TON* (<- *WOW* <- is all I have to say. Well that + the fact that (Skype + YouTube) = Nothing even close to what Joost will ultimately be sold for, that I can promise you!) of you have followed up the original post, some begging, some demanding (NOTE: Not an approach I would personally recommend, but to each his/her own ;-), and some who are willing to trade an assorted base of items in return for the rights to an invitation that was already long gone before their email arrived.
With this last bit in mind, to keep things exciting and to see how many of you are actually paying attention, the first email to arrive after the above stamped time with the subject line: “Yes, I actually read the post” gets it.
Update: I was unable to access Joost all of yesterday, so was only able to just now send out the invite to Dan Arbel who just barely beat out the next request by a few minutes.
I’ll update the top of this same post when I receive a new batch of invites, so stay tuned…
The first request that arrives in my inbox gets it.