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Centerfield: "I understand now why Tom Brokaw didn't seem to be paying attention to Clinton's speech last night." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Matt Gross: "Do you see the man behind the curtain yet?" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Dan Gillmor: Why not to bid on Google IPOPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Happiness is blogger buttons. 4 of em! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

More pictures from the show floor. Peter and Paul of Peter, Paul & Mary. Judy Woodruff (CNN) and Dan Rather (CBS). Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Pictures from the show floor, Wolfe Blitzer/CNN, the DNS office. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Audio interview with Minnesota candidate for the House, Patty Wetterling. I did the interview with Natasha Celine of Pacific Views. We're in the Democratic News Service; they are "dedicated to getting great stories for the bloggers." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Second audio interview with Don Means, senior political advisor at Meetup.Com. Again my co-hort is Natasha from Pacific Views. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Michael, for a thoroughly researched but dark view of Microsoft, nothing beats Breaking Windows by David Bank. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Paolo Valdemarin: Calibrating Points of ViewPermanent link to this item in the archive.

National Journal: "Who would waste a cannoli?" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Michael Markman, a longtime reader of this site, writes: "It looks like the bloggers at the convention have very little to say except, 'Look! we're blogging at the convention. I just got credentials." I respond: It's just the second day, and the first convention. Of course the first comments are going to be It works! And maybe that's all there is to it. We'll find out. You can't hurry love. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named mcGovern.jpgBerkman exec director John Palfrey wonders, perhaps, if the bloggers may be sorry we asked for creds at the DNC, noting my "boring beyond belief" post. First, it got more interesting, and second, while it was really boring at 5PM, no regrets. I recalled watching conventions as a youth, probably the Ford-Carter conventions in 1976, and the ones that nominated Mondale and Dukakis. I go back as far as Nixon-McGovern in 1972. In all cases, you could tell, watching it on TV, that the people at the convention totally weren't paying attention to the speeches, even though the cameras were focused on them. I remember feeling, at the time, what a waste. Now the networks have figured that out and aren't bothering to cover the speeches that are so dull even the delegates don't bother. On the other hand it was a good move for bloggers to be included, and a good move for us to come. The convention proceeds at a pace that's more amenable to our style of reporting. We're getting the hang of it. I expect to be writing about this convention for weeks, months and years to follow, Murphy-willing, of course.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Lance Knobel pulls a quote from a Jay Rosen piece about political consultants at Harvard's Institute of Politics, and how they set expectations for candidates. There is something seriously wrong, if our political system were working, candidates would be judged by how well they represent the interests of voters, not how well they meet the expectations of political insiders. The tech industry went through the same thing, it was called a bubble, and it popped. This one will pop too.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Hollywood Reporter on convention bloggers.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Today's Boston forecast: "Highs around 70." Ahhhh. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

On the bus back from the convention last night I sat next to two bloggers from The American Street, both from Oregon, which I learned is a swing state. I took some pictures but I have to get some coffee before I procede with processing. Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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