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. :-)
I said I'd do a daily podcast and by dang, I mean to do it.
I also do a daily bike ride, and yesterday was no exception.
Except I didn't blog about it. Ooops. In case I forget one, if you want, you can follow my workouts on DailyMile. Afraid they're getting pretty predictable, not much to say every time. Plus there's the podcast.
This time I did it with with the Voice Memo feature of my iPhone. I think the audio quality is better, but, at 20 minutes, it was too long for Apple to email it to me. That seems pretty dumb cause it can email videos that are quite a bit longer. What ever. Took me an hour at least to get it off the device and up to the cloud. And I had to change my iPhone from manual copying to synching. I wish they used their own products, I can't believe this kind of stuff wouldn't get fixed. Eventually?
You know they say Apple makes user-friendly software, but sometimes the friendliest thing is to remove the limit that caused the error.
Working on CSS in worldOutline.root today. I'm finally getting the hang of it, I think. I want this to be as skinnable as Tumblr. I want to attract designers, like we did in the days of Manila and Radio.
Thanks to Matthew Levine for the Holy Grail three-column layout.