Monday, October 24, 2005

Dave Winer as metaphor

A review of the latest TechCrunch barbeque (one wonders how many people wanted to help cook, Aussie-style) included a snippet about how Dave Winer is perceived amongst the "Web 2.0" crowd:
I got the feeling he serves as a rudder in this almost overwhelming wave of creativity swelling in the young and talented of Silicon Valley. They want direction, and he's giving it to them, ever so gently.

Hmm, a rudder, I don't know. Here's a list of more apposite analogies I could think of:
Dave Winer"Web 2.0" crowd
Mr MiyagiThe Karate Kid
Barry the Time Sprout   Elvis Presley (plus Barry's other hosts in the Robert Rankin books)
Obi Wan KenobiLuke Skywalker (Anakin is so 1.0)
TripitakaMonkey, Sandy and Pigsy
John the BaptistThe new Jesus


Blogger Paul Montgomery said...

Ooh, I just thought of another one. The Web is AC/DC, Bon Scott was 1.0 and Dave Evans is 2.0. That would make Dave Winer the ultimate symbol of the band: Angus Young. Can't you just imagine Dave wearing a schoolboy uniform, pickin' the licks while doing the Johnny B. Goode?

1:23 am, October 25, 2005  

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