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My first 'Get A Clue' post for Obama

Thursday, June 05, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Dear Mr. Obama, Permalink to this paragraph

I applied for credentials to the Democratic Convention and was turned down.  Permalink to this paragraph

Okay, I can accept rejection -- have a great party, I'll watch it on TV. Permalink to this paragraph

But could you ask your people at the Democratic Party to stop sending me press releases about things that are happening there. It's so tacky. I can't come cause you said no. There's no point rubbing it in.  Permalink to this paragraph

Thanks in advance. Permalink to this paragraph

Dave 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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