Thank You, Dave

Dave Winer is commemorating 20 years of blogging.

He turned the comments off his blog post, so I'm sharing my appreciation here.

 

Dave,

I've been blogging since 2001. At times I've taken it in professional directions. It got me into my current line of work as a web producer. Everything I've learned -- HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP -- I've picked up so that I could hack my own blogs.

I can honestly say that your work has improved my life. I learned Javascript just so I could take full advantage of Fargo. I publish this blog via Fargo even though it is rough around the edges, because I love writing in outlines.

I've never met you in real life, and I'm certain we've pissed each other off on mailing lists and in comments sections, but I've learned from you in these interactions that it helps a developer when a user explains a problem in as much detail as possible, so that it can be replicated. It's forced me to be more clear in my communications. And to RTFM.

I admire your devotion to the open internet, and to your championing of RSS and OPML as tools to distribute and organize information that can be shared across multiple platforms.

Lastly, I appreciate that you have been creating tools that are accessible to anyone with a Twitter account, not just to geeks. I hope your contributions live on for a very long time.


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By Jeffrey Kishner, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:48 AM.