Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Podcast: Conversation with David Weinberger

Podcast: 33:28 duration, 61.82 MB MP3 - Posted October 04, 2006 Raw audio, recorded October 03, 2006.
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One of the two books for our Journalism 163 class is The Cluetrain ManifestoDavid Weinberger is one of the co-authors of Cluetrain along with Chris Locke, Doc Searls, and Rick Levine. In this podcast Weinberger is speaking to our class via Skype. According to Wikipedia, Weinberger is a technologist and commentator, his work focuses on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, and society.

As per Wikipedia he is a philosopher by training, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Weinberger taught college from 1980-1986, was a gag writer for the comic strip "Inside Woody Allen" from 1976 to 1983. He became a marketing consultant and executive at several high tech companies, and currently serves as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He is also an avid blogger. He was an advisor to Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.

He is currently working on a book dealing with evaluating the authoritativeness (in his term, the "authority") of knowledge sources; among other things, Wikipedia. He speaks a bit about this in this podcast.

I am sorry for the poor audio in this podcast. I did not want to try any untested technology (for me) in class, so this was recorded right off the speakers. All opinions given, as always, are those of the speakers.

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