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The Princess Diana post 

Ten years ago, I was probably among the first regular people to hear that , had passed away after her car accident in Paris. New Zealand, being 11 hours ahead of French time, heard the news in the late afternoon. I wrote an entry at CAP Online about it—I suppose these days, one would say that I blogged about it—and submitted it to Excite, which at that point had an instantly updated search index. It was quickly a highly ranked page.
   The lines on the internet were quickly crowded. Internet speeds were down the next day as people searched for news. I got a lot of feedback that day—mind you, most of it came through a feedback form as there were no comment links on our web pages.
   One stood out more than most. I can’t remember the author without going back through our archives, but he wrote, ‘She’s not dead. She’s being hosed down by Elvis as we speak.’
   Even at times of tragedy and international mourning, we found time to laugh.
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