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A picture named daveTiny.jpgDave 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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Dave Winer's weblog, started in April 1997, bootstrapped the blogging revolution.

Start here: No guns at political events Permalink.

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.

Kroc Camen proves RSS is very much alive Permalink.

A picture named love.gifThis 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.

How to share a bucket on S3 Permalink.

This isn't new and it isn't a breakthrough, I just need a doc that shows people how to share a bucket with someone else. It turns out this is a very important feature when bootstrapping a blogging system where your content isn't in someone else's silo (otherwise known as silo-free blogging). It turns out it's pretty easy, and credit for realizing how important this is goes to Joe Moreno of Adjix.

You're going to share a bucket with me. This will mean that I will be able to store stuff in your bucket. For this experiment I'll just post a picture there. Once you get the picture you can take my name off your bucket.

1. Log into Amazon's AWS portal, click on the S3 tab.

2. Click on one of your buckets, in the left column.

3. Click the Properties button.

4. In the bottom panel, click on Add more permissions, then enter the long id below in Grantee, check Upload/Delete and click Save. Screen shot. If you're not sure what you're doing, you can skip this whole deal. Be careful about granting permissions to buckets.

5. Post a comment here with the name of your bucket. (Assuming comments are still enabled, I'll disable them after the experiment is over.)

Verizon/Apple deals for existing users? Permalink.

A picture named iphone.gifI would definitely like to simplify my mobile gadget setup, if Verizon has a deal for me.

Of course the mainstream reports don't have a lot of details on this, and I kind of doubt if Apple and Verizon are saying what the user options are.

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.

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