Link archive: August, 2012


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Friday, August 31st, 2012

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Platforming Books — by Craig Mod

Craig describes the many different ways he’s publishing his book, including putting the whole thing on the web for free:

Why do this? I strongly believe digital books benefit from public endpoints. The current generation of readers (human, not electronic) have formed expectations about sharing text, and if you obstruct their ability to share — to touch — digital text, then your content is as good as non-existent. Or, in the least, it’s less likely to be engaged.

I also believe that we will sell more digital and physical copies of Art Space Tokyo by having all of the content available online.

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Graffiti from Pompeii

Updates from the walls of Pompeii in 140 characters or fewer:

O walls, you have held up so much tedious graffiti that I am amazed that you have not already collapsed in ruin.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Stories and Tools - Anil Dash

This post is ten years old, but I think it might still be the best attempt to demarcate a difference between web “sites” and web “apps”: think of them as stories and tools.

It’s also remarkably prescient about the need for an effort exactly like HTML5:

A widely-distributed, standards-compliant, browser and platform-independent library of functions that would perform the basic user interface functions for a web-based tool, relying on the server side only for the logic and data sourcing.

We could make history — I.M.H.O. — Medium

I quite the look of Medium, but Dave Winer absolutely nails it with this feature request:

Let me enter the URL of something I write in my own space, and have it appear here as a first class citizen. Indistinguishable to readers from something written here.

I think it might get a tattoo of this:

There’s art in each individual system, but there’s a much greater art in the union of all the systems we create.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012