Daily Digest for 2009-06-20

generic (feed #9) 4:01pm Mitch Ratcliffe posted an item.

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generic (feed #9) 4:44pm Mitch Ratcliffe posted an item.

twitter (feed #3) 5:22pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@danmhall It’s a gift and a curse. Order the extended battery and enter Nirvana
twitter (feed #3) 5:28pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

Long-form vs. short-form ( #Twitter /140 ch.) is a false conflict. Social experience a blend. How to make short link to long, long to short?
twitter (feed #3) 5:30pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

Challenge for the next two years: long/short form consilience. Artful, rational reconstruction of dialog across all forms, compared to 1900s
twitter (feed #3) 5:36pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@alevin emphasis on brevity, because of Twitter, is a false dichotomy. We extend long-form discussion here, create attention, open dialog
twitter (feed #3) 5:37pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@alevin or, more to the point, this discussion is suffering from short-form only. But how do we link out and expand it gracefully?
twitter (feed #3) 5:47pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@alevin yes, but practices merely organize the boundaries, like procedural guard stations on a DMZ…. Formats have to be permeable.
twitter (feed #3) 6:00pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@danmhall Agree that the control of data is critical, but the display interface needs to stop trying to control/hold the user, too.
twitter (feed #3) 6:05pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@alevin Yes, the more time I spend on Wave, the less it feels comfortable or conducive to dialogue
twitter (feed #3) 6:12pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@alevin that, and permeable formats for ebooks (in/out linking, annotation, conversation), vast fields of metadata, real/non-realtime comm.
generic (feed #9) 6:18pm Mitch Ratcliffe posted an item.

twitter (feed #3) 6:19pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@alevin Yes, see http://bit.ly/11TVtf, from a couple months back, and I reduced this conversation to a posting here: http://bit.ly/1ja5F
twitter (feed #3) 6:20pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

What publishers should think about: Connections, consilience and flow http://bit.ly/1ja5F #publishing #books #ebooks
twitter (feed #3) 6:57pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@Citability Good that Google now links to an individual page, bad to see it just embeddable rather than accessible http://bit.ly/zLKbo
twitter (feed #3) 7:01pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

@Citability That level of citability is essential to scholarly authors using ebook cites, too. W/o, Kindle, etc, editions useless as sources
twitter (feed #3) 8:27pm admin posted a tweet on My Twitter Feed.

#IranElection Khamenei has blown it, it’s only a matter of time until Rafsanjani grabs the initiative. RT @mkapor http://bit.ly/xD7Gq

Author: Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran entrepreneur, journalist and business model hacker. He operates this site, which is a collection of the blogs he's published over the years, as well as an archive of his professional publishing record. As always, this is a work in progress. Such is life.