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4PM touring the media tents

Sunday, August 24, 2008 by Dave Winer.

It's super hot outside, but the press puts on a good show.  Permalink to this paragraph

Found free workspace, fast Ethernet and power. Happy blogger.  Permalink to this paragraph

Now I'm looking for Google's tent, and the unassigned media tent (which is what bloggers are, officially, at the DNC). Permalink to this paragraph

Lots of the landscape is familiar, and it was true I'd need to re-experience it to recall the memories.  Permalink to this paragraph

The photos from this part of the day's exploration begin herePermalink 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.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

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.

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