Sunday, July 6
This shouldn't matter. Pocket Napoleons abound online — that's what the Internet is for.
But people see Dave Winer's contributions to blogging, his seniority in the community, and his large audience, and naturally assume that he must be cut from the same cloth as a Linus Torvalds, Bruce Perens, or Larry Wall. In other words, a wizardly, technically adept, emotionally stable leader of a large online community.
It takes a while to realize that he's actually a freaking nutbag. "