Chapter 5 in which Dave goes to Harvard
Thursday, January 9, 2003 by Dave Winer.
The news is out all over town.
I've been offered a fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, and of course I accepted.
It's an exciting opportunity!
I'll keep writing Scripting News, and DaveNet, and working on XML-based protocols and formats for publishing. But now I'll be doing it in a different context.
We're going to bring weblogs to Harvard, and then teach the world what we learn. We know XML is great for engineering and financial applications. But what about XML for the liberal arts, for the humanities? That's something new.
So things are going to change, in an interesting way.
Of course I'll be writing much more about this.
And in the meantime, relish the strangeness of this idea.
PS: I remain a major shareholder in UserLand Software, and therefore am very interested in its success, but I haven't been actively working for UserLand since last summer, and that won't change now, as my interest shifts into academia.
PPS: Who knows how many chapters there have been in my life. I'm 47. I've re-invented myself at least four times. But who's counting? ;->