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. :-)
Maybe Ms Baldwin isn't always like this, but yesterday, she was all about telling you where she is from, and what a great place that is. She is delightful. Really sweet, smart, and a great interviewer.
She asked one of her subjects "What do you think about that?" in exactly those words. Stunned. Most interviewers put a lot of indirection in there, asking what does the average American think about that. The answer is always what the person thinks, so why not ask it that way.
When the interviewer does View From Somewhere well, the interviewee's view comes out clearly too. (BTW, look at how the word "interview" has the word "view" in it.)
I admit to being smitten. She's an exceptional TV news anchor, especially on a network that's otherwise mostly devoid of life. Do their anchors have a pulse? I imagine they wouldn't be willing to answer that question, either.
PS: I've also recently become a fan of Alex Wagner on MSNBC.