Dave Winer, 56, is a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and editor of the Scripting News weblog. He 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 New York City.
"The protoblogger." - NY Times.
"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.
"Dave was in a hurry. He had big ideas." -- Harvard.
"Dave Winer is one of the most important figures in the evolution of online media." -- Nieman Journalism Lab.
10 inventors of Internet technologies you may not have heard of. -- Royal Pingdom.
One of BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People on the Web.
"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.
"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.
"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.
8/2/11: Who I Am.
My 40 most-recent links, ranked by number of clicks.
FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
Here's a seating chart for Business Class on a weekday flight on American Airlines from JFK to SFO.
Note that I've grabbed an aisle seat. The seat next to me is open. I'm hoping it stays that way. ">
Also note that all the middle seats are taken, except for in the first row. These people are smart, assuming they don't want to look out the window. They can get up at any time without having to step over the other guy. And the other guy doesn't have to step over them. Very rational way to travel.
Me, I'm angling for the window seat, without anyone next to me, so I can spread out. However if I have to choose betw a window and aisle seat, assuming both are taken, I'll go for the aisle seat. I like to come and go as I please. I get restless and like to walk around esp on a 5-plus hour flight (and it's raining and windy in the Bay Area so it's likely there will be some delays).