Friday, October 14, 2005

I, Cringely . NerdTV . Transcript | PBS: NerdTV #6: Dave Winer

I, Cringely . NerdTV . Transcript | PBS: NerdTV #6: Dave Winer: "In other words, it took him two years to basically agree with that DaveNet that all the crap he was doing wasn't working, and now he needs to go redo the company. And he's still fighting that battle. He still is trying to turn that ship back to 1992, before the Internet, and it's still not gonna work. And that's why Jim Allchin just quit, or was fired, your choice. Finally, I think that's run out of gas. That they realize that they can't get back to that place. "

Read the full interview for more interesting perspectives and historical insights from Dave Winer. E.g.,

"... and if you'd asked me when I was a teenager if I would end up being a programmer, I would've said, "That's the most ridiculous thing/idea in the world." Absolutely not. No, I was the editor of an underground newspaper. I was a promoter of rock concerts. I was a drug dealer."

The more things change,...

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