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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I want to use Google Maps to show the exact route from Brooklyn Bridge to Fifth and 72nd that the city opens up for the Summer Streets event.
The map they do for the event is a GIF. Not too precise.
But they won't let me drag the route to places it should go, because on normal days you can't ride bikes there. Like the upper-level road that goes around the Grand Central Terminal building. That's strictly an auto thing, says Google. Not today it isn't! Oy.
For some reason I think I should be able to do this easily. It's reallly well-organized in my head.
Brooklyn Bridge to Center St to Lafayette to 4th Ave to Park Ave S around Grand Central, onto Park Ave (a really nice long downhill). Left on 72nd. Finish at 72nd and Fifth. Boom. That's it.
Three days in August every year they open up Park Ave and Lafayette St for bike riding only, making rides like this one easy, fun and safe.
The weather was perfect. Almost no wind. 66 degrees when I left, not much warmer when I was done. And since it was early the lanes weren't crowded yet with bike freaks (a good thing).
Map: 1 hour 17 minutes, 13.95 miles.