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A fun time seeing different perspectives

August 6th, 2004 · 5 Comments

Dave Winer stopped by yesterday for lunch. It was fun to see him and his visit provided opportunities to see different perspectives.

And isn’t that part of what blogging is about – seeing new angles and borrowing other’s eyes?!

That morning I mentioned to the girls that they could talk to Dave about blogs. They then remembered that Ted once had told them they could practice blogging on paper. So yesterday they decided to try. Here is Abigail’s first paper post….


When Dave arrived, the girls shared with him that they blog on paper. He commented that was a different perspective.

I also saw a different perspective of Dave yesterday. I’ve read his blog and spent a little time with him at BloggerCon, but I didn’t know how much he enjoys children. He liked to be silly with our kids and called them his special friends.

Dave liked the ferry ride too and posted pictures. Maybe next time he comes we can show him more of the island (a great on-line tour here). Thank you, Dave, for making the trip!

While Ted and I were talking with Dave, we let the girls play with the digital camera. The pictures Abigail and Michaela took reveal what a six-year-old and three-year-old see, the world through their eyes…I suppose a moblog will be next ;-)…

photos below…


I think Abigail took this first picture of Dave.


We all started to be a bit silly.


A different side of me than I usually see.


Wood patterns.




The girls reflected in the grill.


What a treat – the sun broke through the clouds and dampness!


Abigail’s friends Prairie and Forest had fun at lunch too.


I think Michaela may have taken this photo of Dave saying goodbye…

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Randy Charles Morin // Aug 6, 2004 at 9:23 am

    Cool set of pics!

  • 2 Richard // Aug 6, 2004 at 12:46 pm

    In the middle of A Day in the Life of China, a book of photographs taken in China on the same day by photographers all over the country, there’s a section where 200 children were given cameras and told to go out and take photos. There’s one photo taken by a 6-year old of a man playfully being fed by his little granddaughter. It’s cute because it captures a fun moment, and because we get to see it from, like you said, the viewpoint of a child, which is a rare perspective.

    So the question is, would I subscribe to a feed of photos taken by a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old? Absolutely.

  • 3 Ted Leung on the air // Aug 6, 2004 at 11:43 pm

    Dave stopped by

    Dave Winer stopped by for lunch yesterday. We had a pleasant conversation about blogging, OSAF/Chandler, open source and various other topics. Julie has the full report, since Dave really came to talk with her. Like Julie, I was impressed by how g

  • 4 Jeff Sandquist // Aug 7, 2004 at 10:13 am

    Nice! Such fun pictures..

  • 5 enoch choi // Aug 7, 2004 at 3:25 pm