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Disconnecting the 'Annex'

Saturday, August 09, 2008 by Dave Winer.

On 2/7/06 this blog got an annex on wordpress.com that mirrored the content here.  Permalink to this paragraph

The purpose was twofold: 1. It allowed people to comment on my writing and 2. It would trackback to blogs I Iink to. Over time these functions became less important. People don't pay so much attention to trackback, and I added Disqus to this site for comments, and don't even watch the comments on the annex. That's bad cause I miss important stuff, and people think I don't care. Oy. Permalink to this paragraph

So it's time to bid adieu to the annex, it'll stay there as long as Matt & Co keep wordpress.com running (thanks!) but this will be the last post to be mirrored there.  Permalink to this paragraph

If you're subscribed to the feed please redirect your reader to this feed: Permalink to this paragraph

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And since the first post there had a cool picture of comedian Jack Benny, I thought it was fitting that the last one should have that picture as well. :-) 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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