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. :-)
I'm zooooming my way to Salt Lake to see new movies the Sundance festival.
NakedJen says there's going to be a blogger's reception this afternoon in Park City. I'll try to be there for that.
If you're in Sundance I'll be the geek in the baseball cap grinning from ear to ear.
I've gotten a request to produce a version of EC2 for Poets for people in Europe. Of course I will do it, but it never occurred to me that an AMI that runs in the US won't run in Europe.
Skimming the docs that are available, it seems this is a security thing. If your servers in the US go down, they won't necessarily take down your servers in Europe? Not sure.
Anyway, if anyone has any tips on how to create a European fork of a Windows-based AMI, please post a pointer as a comment. Thanks!