Part of Dave Winer's personal website.

My Name is Dave Winer

If you're in a hurry...

I'm 42, a software developer and web writer, and I run a news website.

This site has an outline listing all the pages.

I live in California. My email address is

A brief bio.

My life as a software developer, part one. (Thru 1988.)

My life as a software developer, part two. (Thru late 1997.)

If you came here from

The new home page for 24 Hours of Democracy is here on

America OnlIne is bundling our IdleTime INIT with their new Mac chat program. A technical description of IdleTime is here. AOL's software uses the INIT to tell how long it's been since you moved or clicked the mouse, or pressed a key on the keyboard, or inserted a disk.

Now I will taunt you!

My Name is Dave Winer

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My name is Dave Winer. Yes! That's what I look like. Yah. OK.

I really talk that way! I do. Uh hhhhuh.

The picture was taken in the summer of 1995.

Hey -- I'm the sysop of this server.

If you have a question relating to Frontier or any of my other software, please send mail to one of the Frontier mailing lists. I usually don't have time to answer questions one-one. Sorry! But I have a life. Or something like that. Still digging!

That said, since I sometimes get flame-mail from strangers, if you are feeling respectful right now and you have something important to say, you may send me email at Cooool.

Want to see a more recent picture? Glad you asked!

That picture was taken by Steven Noreyko at Macworld Expo in San Francisco in January 1996. I think it's a great picture. Thanks Steven! We sang "Give Peace a Chance" that day. And I sang a little Aretha. Some people told me afterwards that it would be a good idea to stick with software. I thought I sang pretty well, actually.

Dave Winer

PS: If you want to point to me as a person, please point to this page.

This page was last built on 1/25/98; 6:18:34 AM by Dave Winer.