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Sunday, August 24, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I'm over the first hurdle getting set up for the Democratic Convention. I've got my press credential for tomorrow. Later today I'm heading over to the Pepsi Center to take some pictures. If you're here and reading this let's get together to talk politics and tech. Permalink to this paragraph

Some pics I took this morning... Permalink to this paragraph

Security details everywhere, also lots of volunteers offering help. Everyone's friendly and upbeat. Permalink to this paragraph

Obama-branded merchandise is going fast. Permalink to this paragraph

This guy looks like Obama, but... Permalink to this paragraph

I'm in the hotel where all reporters get their credentials. Spotted one or two famous faces. Got my s.w.a.g. bagPermalink 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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