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. :-)
Today's screencast, only 9 minutes long, delivers the punchline.
This is how you create a website with the world outline.
If you're a regular reader of this site, you know that I've been going on and on about how people were thinking about DNS in too small a way. That you could put markers inside documents and turn everything inside out.
Well, today's show doesn't make a big deal about it, but look at how simple it is to create a new site.
1. Enter a headline.
2. Choose a command from a menu.
3. Enter a domain name.
4. Click OK.
How do you make it so simple? By hacking at the complexity. Looking for steps you can remove. Then factor some more. Think a bit. And remove more steps.
Even if you don't plan to use this software, watch this screencast. You'll see something new in software. That doesn't happen every day!
BTW, this is the site I created in the tutorial. Leave a comment if it's hot where you are today.