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DNC plan B -- It worked!

Thursday, June 19, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named busterBrown.gifI want to go to the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August -- where they will nominate Barack Obama. It was only four years ago when Obama addressed the blogger's breakfast and we all wondered who is this guy, and then he gave the keynote, a rousing speech that served as the platform for the 2008 campaign (he probably knew exactly what he was doing, even then). Now he's the leader of the party, and I really hope on his way to being the next President of the United States. Permalink to this paragraph

So I applied to be a blogger at this instance of the DNC, after having done exactly that at the 2004 convention in Boston. I was turned down. No matter, I bounced back and asked if I could still participate in the convention as press, and guess what -- they said okay. So I'm going to Denver. Yehi! Permalink to this paragraph

BTW, I still have conventionbloggers.com. Even though I'm not a blogger, I could still pretend. ;-> 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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