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Rebooting the News 1-10

Saturday, May 30, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A lot of change is coming in the Rebooting The News podcast series. Permalink to this paragraph

The last episode was so good, it seemed a shame there wasn't a site specifically for the podcast. So I bought a domain and spent a couple of days creating a site for it. (Along the way creating some interesting new desktop software for managing podcasts.) Permalink to this paragraph

http://rebootnews.com/ Permalink to this paragraph

There's a new feed just for RTN podcasts. Permalink to this paragraph

http://rebootnews.com/rss.xml  Permalink to this paragraph

They will continue to appear in the Scripting News feed, so if you're subscribed to that, no need to change anything. Permalink to this paragraph

I also made a package of the first ten episodes and uploaded a torrent to Mininova. Permalink to this paragraph

http://www.mininova.org/tor/2637891  Permalink to this paragraph

So if you've missed any episodes, or would just like to have a complete collection through last week, please go get it. BitTorrent is such a rational way to distribute content, and it's under attack by the entertainment industry. This is a perfect non-infringing application of BT, Jay and I want you to have our recordings, so go get em! A picture named sidesmiley.gif Permalink to this paragraph

If you're new to BitTorrent, it's really easy. On the Mac, I recommend Transmission and on Windows, I use uTorrent. Just follow the instructions on the site to install, then click on the mininova.org link above and click on OK to the prompts that appear. It may take an hour or two to get all 135MB, so just leave it running in the background. Once it's finished, leave it running a little longer so that the next people can download it from you. It's a peer-to-peer system.  Permalink to this paragraph

And don't worry -- I'm allowed to do this -- I created the podcasts (along with Jay). Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, 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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