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. :-)
This site, scripting.com, a blog that has been in continuous operation since 1997, is blocked to people whose computers are controlled by McAfee anti-virus.
Click on the thumb for a full-size view.
I hope someone can provide me with a list of the actual URLs of the files they're concerned with, but I'm pretty sure they're not compormised, and cannot harm your computer.
In the meantime, here's a list of the files in the screen shot. Some of them appear twice, not sure why. I've only listed each file once.
FrontierPsapiInstaller.zip -- here are the docs for this download. It's a DLL for Frontier, released (probably) in the late 90s, that allows certain verbs in Frontier's scripting language to work. I'm pretty sure the DLL was supplied to us by Microsoft. Never heard of a report of it causing problems. I have installed it many times, pretty sure it's included in the release of Frontier now.
snDecade.zip, snOpmlDecade.zip -- On April 1, 2007, I released a downloadable archive of the ten years of Scripting News from April 1997 to April 2007. The archive was provided in both HTML and OPML. These are those archives. HTML and OPML are text formats, and don't (can't) contain any executable code.
OPMLzip -- There is a snapshot of the OPML Editor release from April 2007 at this location. Pretty sure this is the opml.zip they're concerned about.
opmlArchive.zip -- a snapshot of the OPML of Scripting News taken in December 2007.
frontier423.zip -- the download of a major release of Frontier, which I provided as a download to show what blogging software was like in 1997. This is the software a lot of the early bloggers used. The blog post was called A link back to the beginning. I try to leave a trail behind, part of a philosophy I call Narrate Your Work. I'm glad I still have a copy of this ancient software, and I'm not taking it down or modifying it just because McAfee's software is out of control.
Update: Below is a list of URLs from the McAfee report.