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  1. lockedcut says:

    Are the Twitter blog streams because DP also finds his own websites design too antiquated to conveniently use from a mobile device?

  2. David Poland says:

    It’s Ray trying something out. And no, it has nothing to do with the website being antiquated. Firstly, it isn’t antiquated. It just doesn’t look like every f-ing site out there with long pages of stuff that floats away into the ether like so much flotsam. Secondly, it is pretty easy to use from any mobile device. Thirdly, I just am not writing in depth here now. Ray was being generous with me and trying to initiate conversation… the only one that you (or anyone else) took up was to be a smartass.

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