Author Archives: Dave Winer

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.

The press isn’t getting Heartbleed

This is like a slow motion 9/11 — it really is that serious. No one is alarmed. The companies that should be safing-up their servers are moving too slowly. This is very much like the buildup to the war in … Continue reading

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Mansplaining

It’s a gender-specific putdown, like saying a woman is emotional, or a black person “uppity.” Not only is it rude, unfair, and a lot of other negative things, it also says that the accuser has no real objection to what … Continue reading

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Reading Ted Nelson on an iPhone

Yesterday I wrote I was doing stuff with XML-RPC, but didn’t say what I was doing. I hit a conceptual stopping point on a user interface project I’ve been working on, inspired by Jay Rosen’s use of Fargo as a … Continue reading

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Old-time laptops

In the early-mid 80s the art of laptop computers was just getting started. That’s a picture of the TRS 80 Model 100. It ran Microsoft software, if I remember correctly — couldn’t run what we now call “apps.” But it … Continue reading

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Weekend linkblog posts

I haven’t yet combined the linkblog feed with the main Scripting News feed. I want to give aggregator developers a bit more time to learn how to deal with title-less feed items. But if you’re subscribed to this feed, I … Continue reading

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Podcast: What the Fuck!

I did a five-minute podcast with a revised idea of what the Internet is in light of what we’ve learned in the last week. It’s not anything like what we imagined it was. What to do? See the title of … Continue reading

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Interapplication communication in JavaScript

How are we going to do interapplication communication between apps written in JavaScript running on the same machine? I use localStorage The client app stores a string in known location. The server watches that location. When a string shows up, … Continue reading

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