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Laguna Seca

Sunday, July 05, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I'm at Laguna Seca raceway today as the guests of Fiat who sponsor Valentino Rossi, a legend in the motorcycling world.  Permalink to this paragraph

Rossi's fans are everywhere here. They wear yellow shirts with his number, 46, on them.  Permalink to this paragraph

Think of 46 as a brand.  Permalink to this paragraph

They have beautiful girls wearing marketing slogans posting with umbrellas and fans.  Permalink to this paragraph

2PM: The race has started. It's like a nightmare of speed and sound. Amazing that human beings are on those machines. I have a video to upload. (Someone just wiped out while I was writing that.) Permalink to this paragraph

8PM: Here's the set of pictures I uploaded today. Permalink to this paragraph

Video shows what the race looked like from the stands. Permalink to this paragraph

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Valentino Rossi signing autographs before the race.  Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, 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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