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06/24/2004 Dave’s Farewell Dinner

2004/06/24 Meeting notes

These notes are a best effort.

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  • SR: Shimon Rura
  • DW: Dave Winer
  • j: j Baumgart
  • BS: Bob Stepno
  • LW: Lisa Williams
  • MB: Mark Bernstine
  • DB: Dan Bricklin
  • RH: Rick Heller
  • Sun
  • CJ: Critt Jarvis
  • SJ: Scott Johnson
  • SK: Sam Klein
  • JM: Jim Moore

There will be no Webcast.


  • At the end of the table where j sat, the conversation shifted from Frassle, to politics, to how blogs handle Chinese characters to Sudan to Kofi Annan’s Commencement address at Harvard, to Thomas P. M. Barnett.
  • After we finished eating, Dave asked us to go around the table to say what we’ve gotten out of blog group. Only a few people spoke.
    • JM: realized the importance of blogs with his Second Superpower piece
      • gots lots of hits
      • word about it spread further and faster than if he had used traditional scholarly publishing routes

    • A few people brought gifts for Dave

      • LW gave Dave a folder full of bumper stickers
        • DW shared a few of them with us
          • There was a peace sign
          • a no whining symbol
          • a no smoking symbol
          • Comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable
          • (I’ve forgotten some of the funnier ones)
      • BS gave him a Harvard Square reporter notebook from Bob Slate’s and a pair of brass balls
      • Many of the blog groupies signed a card for him
    • SJ brought a chocolate cake with an orange XML button on it
      • luckily, we didn’t need a special piece of software to eat it

Dave Winer’s notes

Dan Bricklin’s photos

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