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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If the Euro fails as there seems to be a consensus that it will, what does this mean for people who have their savings in Euros?
And what do the countries that gave up their old currencies for the Euro do? Will France re-create the Franc, and Italy the Lira. Etc.
Perhaps there will be some kind of exchange, where you can turn in Euros for the new currency. If that happens, won't the other currency just inherit all the problems with the Euro?
Isn't this the same problem we're having in the US (and elsewhere of course) with the real estate. Only it seems worse. Because presumably the real estate still has some value. Does this mean the Euro has no value?
If that's what's going to happen, it can't just be happening in Europe. It's got to happen here too. Has there already been a rush to the dollar from the Euro? If that hasn't happened, will that happen on Monday? When that happens -- what does that mean?
I'd like them to solve this problem so we can all go on living our lives. But the "them" is the problem. And will they solve it for us or just for their friends? (Pretty sure I know the answer to that question.)
I did a 36-minute podcast today on a variety of topics:
1. Software projects.
2. Community rivers.
3. Has politics changed?
Hope you enjoy!
If so, do you have a feed?
If so, I'd like to know the URL of that feed.
For now, please send it to me via email or if you don't mind being public, paste it into a comment in response to this post,.
I'm also going to add some feeds to the list. Some of my own, and some of people and orgs who I feel close to, or aligned with, or very familiar with.
This all will, of course, become this community's river (and an OPML list).