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Monday, October 27, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named bambino.jpgPart of my daily routine used to be going back through the archive of Scripting News to see what happened on this day in fill in the year. But when the number of years passed ten for some reason I stopped doing it.  Permalink to this paragraph

I thought it would be interesting to see what happened on this day four and eight years ago, to see where we were in the elections of those years. Permalink to this paragraph

http://scripting.com/2004/10/27.html  Permalink to this paragraph

http://scripting.com/2000/10/27.html  Permalink to this paragraph

Nothing really earth shaking happening election-wise in either year, but the Red Sox had just won the World Series four years ago, snapping a losing streak that had been going for 86 years. They called it The Curse of the Bambino. That's why there's a picture of Babe Ruth on the 2004 entry, with a big R.I.P. on it. 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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