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. :-)
Today I went back to the park.
Gotta figure out what time of day it's relatively empty. Too many pedestrians on the bike path, as usual. Paying no attention. It's like skiing slalom at times. But I had fun and I feel the pace improving, even though the numbers for today are almost exactly what they were on Wednesday.
The map: 33 minutes, 5.48 miles. (I turned the meter on a little late.)
PS: Knicks playing Raptors in Toronto tonight! Going for six in a row.
PPS: I looked at the mile-by-mile numbers and today's ride was faster in all miles but one, and that was where I caught a light at the beginning of an uphill and lost my momentum. So I was riding stronger today. Still a long way to go.