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Every netbook needs a sticker

Saturday, March 21, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I put one sticker on each netbook, to give it some character, and to distinguish it from the others.  Permalink to this paragraph

The first, a white Eee 901, had a sticker from the Democratic Convention in Denver. Permalink to this paragraph

The second, a black 1000H, which I got just before the November election, got the "I Voted" sticker I got when I voted. Permalink to this paragraph

I just found the sticker for the third, when cleaning out a closet, looking through an old knapsack I carried with me at Berkman, scanned below:  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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