September 2003 -

Software developer Dave Winer expands RSS web syndication technology to enable attachment of audio files. The first use of this new version of RSS is to distribute interviews recorded by Christopher Lydon, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a former host on Boston’s WBUR. Winer’s innovation paves the way for podcasting. Lydon later returns to radio with Open Source, a show building on his experiments merging radio and the internet.