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Hey Dave, Over Here!

Dave Winer – “The metadata is generated by librarians, and we don’t as yet have our own librarians in the blogosphere (though some might disagree).”

Dave used NYT taxonomy to create a list of popular keywords and phrases used behind their articles. The list is updated once an hour.

Dave’s a great guy. I had dinner with him once at this great Greek restaurant in Queens. That’s when I was at PubSub and was hanging out more with the tech community. Now, I’m back to hanging with lawyers.

7 Responses to “Hey Dave, Over Here!”

  1. Walt Crawford
    October 17, 2007 at 5:45 pm #

    And of course, like any good A-list Pioneer Blogger, Winer’s blog doesn’t accept comments, so there’s no way for 800+ libloggers to tell him he’s wrong.

  2. Dave Winer
    October 17, 2007 at 6:46 pm #

    My blog does accept comments. But you have to look carefully. It’s designed that way to make it hard for hit-and-run type comment, like the one right above me. 🙂

    Anyway I mean that we don’t have librarians in the way the NYT has them. We can’t ask you to do jobs for us, like design a taxonomy. You have responsibilities, like feeding a family, that get in the way.

  3. Therese Nielsen
    October 17, 2007 at 7:31 pm #

    And the problem with hanging out with lawyers is?

  4. Steven Cohen
    October 17, 2007 at 9:00 pm #

    No problems with hanging out with lawyers. Just different than the tech crowd. 🙂

  5. Walt Crawford
    October 18, 2007 at 11:44 am #

    Wow. I’ve never been called a hit-and-run commenter before, especially within the liblog community, especially by someone who–let’s see–isn’t normally part of that community.

    The comment capability is so carefully designed that these tired old eyes could not find it, even when I looked three times.

    Librarians do pro bono work all the time, even though their day jobs don’t usually pay as well as, say, lawyers. A pretty big chunk of high-profile web folks disdains the very idea of taxonomy for web content, which certainly discourages any librarian effort in that direction.

  6. Jakob
    October 19, 2007 at 5:19 am #

    @Dave: Sorry, but comments are really very hidden in your blog of someone visits instead of And you corrupt the principle of permalinks by archiving your stories at instead of referring to the archive at


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