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. :-)
I'm in Berkeley preparing either to rent or sell my house. Either way, I'm going through lots of boxes and closets. Lots of stuff that hasn't been looked at since the last move. Some stuff that hasn't been looked at for 30 years.
I'm moving from a large house to a one-bedroom NY apartment. The apartment is already furnished, and while it isn't cluttered yet, it will be soon. I won't be bringing very much from this house into the new one.
Now I have a similar problem to the one we had with Uncle Arno's books. I have notes and floppy disks, Syquest drives, products -- physical manifestations of a career's worth of work, a career that is still going on. I'm probably going to find a small storage space here in Calif, closet-sized, to hold this stuff. I have no place to move it to in NY.
But even better would be to donate it to a university that is interested in this stuff. Not sure anyone is. But I put that out to the universe to see what might come back. I've got the boxes, they're not all in great shape, but they need to be somewhere.