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. :-)
Fool'd ya eh?
It's also the 14th anniversary of the founding of a blog at www.scripting.com called Scripting News.
Can you find an earlier blog that's still updating? Let me know. No foolin.
Every once in a while, by accident, I brew an excellent pot of coffee.
Today, my dear friends, is one of those days.
What makes for excellence in coffee?
1. Good flavor.
2. Not too strong, but not weak.
3. No bitterness.
4. Very hot, even with a bit of milk.
5. A hint of sweetness of its own, with no sugar (I drink my coffee without sugar, always).
I suppose even if I could always make a perfect pot of coffee every time I wouldn't want to, because then there would be no cause to celebrate the days when the coffee comes with its own excellence.
It's like reading palms or tea leaves.
Is there a high correlation betw excellence in coffee and excellence in days?
Does a good cup of coffee make you want to do good?