Ad hoc-racy in Design

Just reading a great book - Peopleware, by Lister and DeMarco. They are talking about how to manage dev teams but I would like to take a quote of theirs »

Moving Around

Just been to the PKP conference in Vancouver. Now off to OpenSym in San Francisco. Nice to be on the road again and on the conference circuit. Many interesting people »


Some of my projects. As you can see, partially complete. Will add more and then make this a static page. Publishing Related Book Sprints 2008 - present, New Zealand http »

Learning Node

Its that time again...time to learn something new. On my radar right now is Node - the environment for executing Javascript on the server. It's a long time since »

Building Book Production Platforms p5. Workflow

Much more to come. Most of the book production platforms in circulation have very little workflow tools to speak of. This is not necessarily a bad thing. A platform that »

The Four Phases of Knowledge Production

Knowledge production consists of four basic phases - manage, create, process, and share. When designing knowledge production systems, it pays to keep these four phases in mind and to build »

Why Persistent Identifiers are the Wrong Idea

I think I will rewrite this. It seems to me its only half the solution...more coming shortly This afternoon I was reading Elizabeth Eisentstein's "The Printing Revolution in Early »

Its not US and THEM, its a TEAM stupid

hi y'all I have just been reading some posts on Scholarly Kitchen about content creation and the next wave of authoring systems. »

Single Voice

version 1.0 'not as raw' During a Book Sprint, or when talking about Book Sprints, the question very quickly arises - 'what about the author's single voice?' The »

Think Editing Environments, not Edit Boxes

It takes a lot of expertise and time to build a good HTML editor. We have many of them out there to pick and choose from. CKEditor, TinyMCE, WMF VisualEditor »