Rube Goldberg would love this

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist and contortionist. He invented machines that would never work in the real world, but worked in his imagination, and he had the gift to be able to make them appear in our minds. Here’s an example.

  • A picture named RG_52.gif

So here’s my Rube Goldberg machine for today.

  • 1. My feed.
  • 2. Flows through IFTTT.
  • 3. To Evernote.
  • 4. To

The result is a blog. Okay it looks terrible but there are a lot of steps in there. But it works, and no one wrote any special software.

Standards, man. Gotta love it.


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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