Thread: Remember where you were when…?

On my way out of Madison yesterday there was a show on the local NPR station with Tom McBride, a professor from Beloit College, reviewing the touchstone concepts of each of the generations. It was a fascinating show. People my age know what an “icebox” is, not because we’ve ever used one, rather because the previous generations did. Kids today talk about cc’ing someone, but they don’t know where the term came from. And people my age don’t really understand why DJs are considered musicians. And some of us know the tech stuff cold, despite what the kiddies think.


About Dave Winer

Dave 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.
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