Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
David Weinberger

David Weinberger

Overview
David Weinberger is an American technologist, professional speaker, and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto (originally a website, and eventually a book, which has been described as
"a primer on Internet marketing" ). Weinberger's work focuses on how the Internet
Internet
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite to serve billions of users worldwide...

 is changing human relationships, communication, and society.

A philosopher by training, he holds a Ph.D.
Ph.D.
A Ph.D. is a Doctor of Philosophy, an academic degree.Ph.D. may also refer to:* Ph.D. , a 1980s British group*Piled Higher and Deeper, a web comic strip*PhD: Phantasy Degree, a Korean comic series* PhD Docbook renderer, an XML renderer...

 from the University of Toronto
University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada...

 and taught college from 1980-1986.
Discussion
Ask a question about 'David Weinberger'
Start a new discussion about 'David Weinberger'
Answer questions from other users
Full Discussion Forum
 
Quotations

To a collector of curios, the dust is metadata.

Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder (2007), p. 233
Encyclopedia
David Weinberger is an American technologist, professional speaker, and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto (originally a website, and eventually a book, which has been described as
"a primer on Internet marketing" ). Weinberger's work focuses on how the Internet
Internet
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite to serve billions of users worldwide...

 is changing human relationships, communication, and society.

A philosopher by training, he holds a Ph.D.
Ph.D.
A Ph.D. is a Doctor of Philosophy, an academic degree.Ph.D. may also refer to:* Ph.D. , a 1980s British group*Piled Higher and Deeper, a web comic strip*PhD: Phantasy Degree, a Korean comic series* PhD Docbook renderer, an XML renderer...

 from the University of Toronto
University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada...

 and taught college from 1980-1986. He was a gag writer for the comic strip "Inside Woody Allen
Inside Woody Allen
Inside Woody Allen was a comic strip about the film actor and director Woody Allen. Drawn by Stuart Hample, the strip ran from 1976 to 1984.-Characters and story:...

" from 1976-1983.
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
Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. The school is routinely ranked by the U.S...

, where he co-teaches a class on "The Web Difference" with John Palfrey
John Palfrey
John Palfrey is a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, vice dean for library and information resources, and the Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He led a reorganization of the Harvard Law School Library in 2009...

. He had the title Senior Internet Advisor to Howard Dean
Howard Dean
Howard Brush Dean III is an American politician and physician from Vermont. He served six terms as the 79th Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Although his U.S...

's 2004 presidential campaign, and provided technology policy advice to John Edwards
John Edwards
Johnny Reid "John" Edwards is an American politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008.He defeated incumbent Republican Lauch Faircloth in...

' 2008 presidential campaign.

He is the author of several books including The Cluetrain Manifesto
The Cluetrain Manifesto
The Cluetrain Manifesto is a set of 95 theses organized and put forward as a manifesto, or call to action, for all businesses operating within what is suggested to be a newly-connected marketplace....

, Small Pieces Loosely Joined
Small Pieces Loosely Joined
Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web is a book by David Weinberger published by Perseus Publishing in 2002...

: A Unified Theory of the Web
and Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder is a book by David Weinberger published in 2007 The book's central premise is that there is no universally acceptable way of classifying information...


Other works


External links



  • Home page
  • Harvard/Berkman Center page
  • Weinberger on his book Weinberger discusses Everything Is Miscellaneous on EconTalk
    EconTalk
    EconTalk is a weekly podcast hosted by professor Russell Roberts at George Mason University. Roberts interviews guests—often professional economists—on topics in economics....

  • Radio interview on Philosophy Talk
    Philosophy Talk
    Philosophy Talk is a talk radio program co-hosted by John Perry and Ken Taylor, who are professors at Stanford University. The show is also available as a podcast, available for purchase. The program deals both with fundamental problems of philosophy and with the works of famous philosophers,...

  • Podcast Interview at MFG Innovationcast (starting minute 11:10)