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. :-)
With all the hacks in the news, you gotta wonder how the government wasted any time trying to blame Julian Assange for the problem. Wasn't the issue really how did the government let this happen. If it's such a serious breach, and what does it say about their awareness of security?
With the breach at the IMF it's becoming pretty clear how fragile our financial infrastructure is. If there were to be a breach inside the financial system, in the space where our bank balances are defined, well that could be the end of civilization right there.
What would you do if when you went to the ATM to draw out cash for the weekend it said the bank had gone out of business. What if all the ATM's said that?
I hate to say this, or even ask the question -- isn't this kind of meltdown inevitable? And no, imho, there is nothing you can do to prepare for it.
Meanwhile our leaders and the reporters who cover them are interested in a congressman who posted pictures of his penis on Twitter.