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Interview with Steve Gillmor

Friday, March 07, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I thought we'd do another 15-minute interview, this time with Steve Gillmor, who does the NewsGang website and daily podcast, he's one of the proto-podcasters, and all around wise guy.  Permalink to this paragraph

http://sundaygang.com/dave/steveGillmorInterview.mp3  Permalink to this paragraph

It came out great, but it was actually 44 minutes. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Steve and I talked about developer platforms, Microsoft, Apple & Google, and Democratic Party politics. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, 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, 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 Berkeley, California.

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