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Comcast is down again

Friday, April 18, 2008 by Dave Winer.

For the third time in three days, my Comcast service is out. Permalink to this paragraph

I'm posting this using my EVDO modem.  Permalink to this paragraph

The first time it was deliberate. The second time they say it was natural. I'll let you know what it is this time. Permalink to this paragraph

I've twitted comcastcares. Permalink to this paragraph

Cable TV seems to be out too. Permalink to this paragraph

PS: These are the first outages I've had in almost 2 years living in this house. Permalink to this paragraph

PPS: 11:30AM it's back up. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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