Its all Dave Winer’s fault. He’s the one who convinced me to sit here, day on and day out – until I get a job.
So he gets all the blame, and all the credit.
The day I met Dave Winer – Heidi Roizen rode in side-saddle at MacWorld Dallas – to really kick off the ole Rodeo – with a bang. We haven’t looked back – ever since. Dave sold his company – Living Videotext – while we took VC money. Dave kept developing software and we hung out with each other at his crib in Woodside, next door to Joan Baez as he invented desktop servers, XML-RPC – and RSS. I was there – I can attest to these facts.
Then Dave decided that blogging was a good thing – and he convinced me and Doc Searls to start blogging (among a few others….)
Dave is one of the guys I really wanna work with, leverage his technology and live – until my old age – kibbitzing about Gordon Eubanks or John Doerr.