Dave Winer
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"Dave Winer" is an United States/American software developer, entrepreneur and writer in New York City. Winer is noted for his contributions to outliners, scripting language/scripting, content management, and web services, as well as blogging and podcasting. He is the founder of the software companies Living Videotext, Userland Software and Small Picture Inc., a former contributing editor for the Web magazine HotWired, the author of the Scripting News blog/weblog, a former research fellow at Harvard Law School, and current visiting scholar at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

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You get the software you pay for. In every sense. To the nth degree. That's the way the world works.

Actually, I would have liked to sell sooner. Keeping the site running was a perpetual challenge. We would scale and it would just grow exponentially.

The infrastructure of the US is a long-term suspension of disbelief that such things won't be exploded deliberately by people who don't create anything.

I looked up 'standard' in the dictionary. There are eleven different definitions.

Another person who's smarter than I. What a relief to not have to be the smartest guy anymore.

Either we'll succeed and have a well-financed development and operations company, or we'll put Frontier in mothballs, and revisit it next year. So the stakes are high for us.

Note that no one asked Mike if his code was open source or if his underwear is clean.

A quite simple, but powerful technology that empowers individuals to keep control over and manage their digital identities.

I don't want to say these things. That's why I'm saying them. You may not want to hear them. That's why you should hear them.