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Website Work

Friday, February 3, 1995 by Dave Winer.

I'm doing website work today, getting the next beta release of AutoWeb together. If you're a web browser, and want to follow the progress, check out


I'm posting the change notes as the features go in.

Also, I posted 20 replies to A Tough Customer at


There's some great stuff in there, particularly Michael Markman's little thing comparing DaveNet to OLE. Michael used to be the top ad guy at Apple. It's great copy!

I got lots of useful advice from professional writers on the list. Apparently I just went thru one of the rites of passage that happens when a writer's work starts to get read by more people (i.e. starts getting popular!).

I read the entire letters section of the current issue of Wired this morning. They're right. The flaming I got is pretty tame compared to what goes in print. Cool! I guess it's an established tradition to question the judgement or morals of people who write stuff that you don't like, for whatever reason. [I also now have a better appreciation for what Bill Gates meant when he asked, "But Dave, why the demagoguery?"]

Rick Smolan, rick.smolan@applelink.apple.com, has a couple of cool websites he asked me to take a look at. I thought I'd pass them on.



They kind of give you an idea of what a Day In The Life book might look like on the WWW.

Finally, as AutoWeb approaches its 1.0 release, we'd like to work with some new sites where people already have copy, but don't know how to get it on the web. We'll do the setup work for you, for a reasonable rate, and even maintain the site if you want us to. Please let me know if you have the need and would like some help. Thanks!

Dave Winer

PS: As always, if you aren't interested in this kind of stuff, send me email and I'll happily delete your name from the list. And it's OK to forward it or repost it anywhere you like. The list is expanding -- I'm always happy to add new names.

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