Dave Winer, 56, is a software developer 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 and NYU, 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.
scriptingnews2mail at gmail dot com.
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FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
First, I'm calling it an iPad 3 for now. Maybe later we'll forget the "3" part of it.
I got mine yesterday. Been using it for almost 24 hours now. Here are my thoughts, based on that much use. People always tell me I should wait to write these things until I know as much as Gruber, Mossberg or Pogue, and maybe I will when I've had mine as long as they have. But first impressions are important. And they will be forgotten quickly, unless I write them down.
1. The screen is not amazing. That's too bad because I was hoping it would blow me away. Kind of like the screen on the iPhone 4. I know the iPad 3 has the same density screen, and it does look sharper than the old iPad. But not so much so that you go "that's a whole new experience." However I do imagine that it would be hard to go back.
2. I just took it out for a spin in Central Park. As you can see the pictures are really nice. This is where the density of pixels is very much visible.
3. I got the Verizon LTE plan. And here my friends, is the reason to get one of these mofos:
That's FIOS-level performance on a wireless connection. I did that test in Columbus Circle, presumably one of the best hotspots around. But man, that's impressive. Much more so than the screen.
4. It's heavier for reading in bed. Your arm gets tired faster. And it does heat up as others have reported. Not so as to be uncomfortable, but it is noticeable.