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Shel got a reprieve

Saturday, June 28, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Well, it worked. Permalink to this paragraph

They let Shel Israel off the hook. He gets his name back, the puppet is retired. The mock trial they were planning for the TechCrunch summer party, that I learned of this morning, is cancelled. I don't know what Heather and Mike were thinking, or if they were even in the loop, but people need to be a lot more careful with each others' reputations, if we ever want to get anywhere. Permalink to this paragraph

Maybe after a breathing period we can resume some of our friendships. 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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