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. :-)
A note on Google-Plus today from Chuck Shotton that MacHTTP won't be making the transition to Apple's new OS, Lion -- released today.
Also, Eudora will go away too.
These were two of the mainstays of the Mac web world of 1997.
I was at the Apple press conference when Steve Jobs announced they were bundling Apache and all kinds of other open source Internet stuff. They thought it would make me happy, that's why they invited me. I get that. But it did not make me happy. That was the real end of the line for the suite of developer-created software that made the Mac the best server platform and best content development platform for the web. Apple didn't understand that, or didn't care. I, unfortunately, did. I learned once again that the only platform that works is the one with no platform vendor.
Anyway, I wonder what other mainstays will breathe their last with the advent of Lion?
BBEdit is very much still around.
Anarchie? We had an email server, I don't remember it's name..
I can say this much, Frontier will continue to run. We have an Intel-native version. It's still got a few bugs. But I use it every day. It's my main text editor and programming environment. It's just a different distribution called the OPML Editor.