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Too many David Weinbergers

Ok, this is getting ridiculous. And it’s only going to get worse over time.

David Weinberger is Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment with the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. David is primarily interested in issues related to sustainable urban development, conservation planning, environmental diplomacy, and ecology and trade. A senior at Hunter College of the City University of New York, he is stu…[PolicyMic: “… the first online platform for news and debate that aims to engage our generation and bring left and right together in real conversations about real issues…”]

“I work at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., where I blog, host podcasts, and stay involved with policy. The views expressed are my own. [twitter]”[Heritage Foundation: “…a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies”]

“I write about the effect of the Internet on ideas. I am a standard issue Boston liberal.”[JohoTheBlog: “Let’s just see what happens.”]

Would a Druid, Fabian, and Trotskyite David Weinberger care to start blogging just so we can get one another’s outraged comments, or possibly set up some weird but satisfying “walk into a bar…” joke?

5 Responses to “Too many David Weinbergers”

  1. Why not just change your name to hyperorg.com? ;D

  2. There can never be too many David Weinbergers!

  3. :)

    I met my doppel-nommer in NYC. He is a former lawyer who sells high-end fish (herring, smoked fish, etc.) on the Lower East Side, proprietor of Russ & Daughters. He also is the foremost supplier of exclusive caviars to the northeast including, apparently, the White House. When we met for the first time (on a visit to NYC a few years ago, my wife insisted on visiting his shop), he greeted me with, “so YOU”RE the strategic thinker…” :\

    The extra funny thing is that the other, other Mark Federman who lives in NYC (Brooklyn, to be exact) is a high-school principal, and the two NYC Marks Federman live in close proximity to each other. They finally met after living within blocks of each other for decades when the pharmacy that they both patronize mixed up their prescriptions!

  4. When we lived on the Lower East Side 35 years ago (!) my wife used to get casting calls for someone with her name-she never went for the auditions and always fessed up.

    When I was in training there was an A. Weinberger in training elsewhere who published a fair amount and since abstracts often had only the initial for the first name, I would get congratulations from people at meetings about my latest paper, which I had to explain was not mine.

  5. I’m the first David Weinberger of the two that you mentioned. (Thanks for the shout-out!) I absolutely agree that there are too many of us out there. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at policy or academic conferences where folks will see my name tag and think that I’m you. They can’t believe someone can be as prolific as you are at my age. I usually let them be wrongfully impressed until they ask me a deep, philosophical question about the Internet and I have to buckle.


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