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. :-)
Spielberg is such a serious director, it's possible his movie might actually capture the substance of Wikileaks, and not be superficial, as, for example -- the Aaron Sorkin version of the Facebook story.
This raises the question of who will play Julian Assange?
I immediately thought of the guy who plays him on Saturday Night Live.
I bet Jim Carrey will want the part.
Who do you think Spielberg will go with?
We all know Apple is announcing the new iPad today.
The last couple of Apple events have been webcast in beautiful hi-def video.
Wondering if today's event will be, as well?
Also on Hacker News.
Update: According to @jarin, it is not being webcast.