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. :-)
Watching his press conference, he needs to say to the camera to the American people "Help me out here. Call your Congressman and ask him please let's get the debt ceiling cleared so I can get you your Social Security Check."
On the other hand, he has been listening to Lakoff at least a bit, acting as the stern disciplined father.
It's time for him to close the deal with the voters. He's missing it.
People overlook that it costs developers to re-test their apps every time the platform changes.
Possibly Google looked at what it would take to keep up with Mozilla and decided it wasn't worth it.
I already have too many feeds. Here's another.
In this feed you will get updates of all my development work as it progresses. Usually two or three notes per day.
A subset of my worknotes, in RSS form, derived from OPML.