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.
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FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
Time-Warner has a desktop app that lets me watch certain channels on my desktop computer using a web browser.
My Mac, a powerhouse, becomes my DVR.
Here's a screen shot of the image.
The game I'm watching is being broadcast on ABC in HD. I don't think there's any question that the content is available to be streamed to the desktop.
Next year this time we should be able to do that, with superior quality to what we get now.
Pragmatic reason to have this -- I would be able to live-blog more stuff. And develop better editorial tools for liveblogging.
If I really want a great picture, I have to go into the living room and watch the image generated by the settop box.
Wouldn't it be cool if the STB connected up with my router, they're right next to each other, to deliver a huge pipe from their headerquarters to my LAN.
Could be pretty interesting. There obviously are some programmers working at Time-Warner. They're not very popular, but if they managed to produce something leading-edge with HD broadcast video, they might become a bit more popular.
What you're not seeing is how choppy it is. Even with the low resolution, it's pretty much impossible to watch a fast game like this with all the freezing it does. You miss the good parts of the good plays.
It's the best time to ride. Though it can be hard to get my butt out of bed, and the beginning of the ride is always a little rough when it's still chilly. When it's hotter it won't be so hard. But the best reason to do it is how you feel after you're warmed up. There's no better high.
Today I rode downtown to the Battery and back.
Map: 12.81 miles. 1 hour 8 minutes.