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.
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FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
Never mind the violent language, we can talk about that later.
But surely we can agree that guns have no place at political events.
A campaign event should be like an airport.
Leave your weapons at home.
Can that be part of the good that comes from the events in Tucson, which everyone seems to agree is some kind of a wakeup call. Right?
PS: The lunacy of politicians bringing their own weapons to political events. Play that out. How long before one of them shoots a constituent.
PPS: If we don't stop the guns at campaign events, the next thing is going to be militia in uniform showing up at the events.
This is a great piece, stop everything and read it now. I just have a couple of comments.
The reason to fork an open source browser and make it sing RSS like Pavarotti sang Carmen, or Jimi Hendrix sang Watchtower, is to show the browser guys how to do it. Give them something to clone. Work out the issues on the side, with users who really care, and publishers who really care. And then present it as a gift to Mozilla and Google.
One more thing, I don't get the idea that publishers want to kill RSS, rather it's the tech industry that does. It's something the users own, they can't trap people inside it because it started in such a way that that's not possible. But they never stop trying.
I would definitely like to simplify my mobile gadget setup, if Verizon has a deal for me.
Nonetheless there must be a lot of people who, like me, fed up with AT&T, but wanting to keep my iPhone, got a Verizon device to supplement.
I actually carry two extra Verizon devices!
1. AT&T iPhone.
2. Verizon MiFi.
3. Verizon Droid.
It would be worth paying a premium to Verizon to combine all these into one super iPhone.
Of course then there's the certainty that in June (or thereabouts) Apple will refresh the iPhone. Do I really want to buy a second iPhone 4 right now, or should I wait? Knowing myself and my lust for all forms of Apple newness, it will be hard to resist.
Anyway, does anyone know anything about the deals Apple and Verizon may or may not be offering, or is it just the usual "Pay up sucka" plan.