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Person of the Decade?!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named tramp.jpgYou aren't going to believe this. Permalink to this paragraph

Slate's culture podcast chose three people as Person of the Decade and they were: George W. Bush, Paris Hilton and Dave Winer.  Permalink to this paragraph

It's the weirdest thing.  Permalink to this paragraph

They said my name and no one said Who dat? Permalink to this paragraph

I don't think it was a joke.  Permalink to this paragraph

And it was for a good thing, podcasting -- and they're right about how nice it is to have all those great podcasts to listen to.  Permalink to this paragraph

I didn't make a dime off podcasting, but in a more important way I did get rich from it. There's an incredible wealth of great stuff to listen to. It really took off, and it's something I'm really proud of. Permalink to this paragraph

Here's the full MP3. The segment starts around minute 27.  Permalink to this paragraph

And here's the 3.5 minute excerpt where they talk about the Person of the Decade. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Another honor. :-) 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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