I've temporarily disabled Stepen Downes' referral system for two reasons. One, I'm headed out on the road and, in case I can't get to my weblog, I don't want things getting out of control. (Some people have discovered it's fun to send messages using bogus URLs.)
In the long run, I'd really prefer to control the back-end of this kind of service myself. However, Stephen's approach is still going to be interesting to a lot of people who aren't in a position to do that.
Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2002/05/13.html#a235