I started the ‘Liquid Information / flow’ project a few days ago and today I put up the first skeleton of a web presence, to have something to argue around and discuss how to proceed. www.liquid.info/flow
I don’t know if the name will stick and that is why I am calling it by the long name, ‘Liquid Information / flow’, rather than just ‘flow’.
One of the things I learnt in conversation with Doug is the importance and power of networks and powerful tools, so maybe we do something like multiply Moore’s Law with Metcalfe’s Law and call it Engelbart’s Law?
Moore’s Law * Metcalfe’s Law = Engelbart’s Law
What do you think?
Two suggestions for the calendar in OS X Mavericks, based on my old, old work: How about highlighting the current day more and lowering evening events?
I believe strongly that we need to work on making text more richly interactive since the written word is a fundamental unit of knowledge, so the richer we interact with our text the richer we interact with our knowledge.
More richly interactive text interactions will require a more interactive environment where the different capabilities of the system can be brought to bear in the most convenient ways, creating a more powerful user experience and thus a more powerful user.
Apple’s policy of sandboxing is understandable from a security point of view, but it goes against this idea completely.
The term sandbox used to mean children’s play area, a constrained area for action where the participants needed to be controlled and the definition in computer security is very much related: “… a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs. It is often used to execute untested code, or untrusted programs from unverified third-parties, suppliers, untrusted users and untrusted websites.” Wikipedia.
The need for greater security is understandable and the need for greater interaction is important. How can these two goals be reconciled?
I propose Apple establishes a service which could be called a Trusted Developer Program, where developers (us), can provide Apple with our source code and verify our identity. We can then interact with the system and other applications in a richer way than if Apple knows nothing about us. I don’t even mind paying Apple a small up-front fee for this and a slightly larger cut from App Store revenues.
Please tell me what you think, I would really appreciate your perspective on this.
http://www.deep-literacy.info is now up and live the umbrella for all the interactive and future text work. It feels good to finally have this up :-)
Very interesting, animated, vector fonts: http://livicons.com/#shad