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Adam Tinworth
Re: On Englishness, Scottishness and Britishness - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Certainly, only a "yes" vote will put an end to the debate. Without major further devolution and an adjustment of London-centrism in our public life, a "no" vote will see us back at this point again within the decade." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: On Englishness, Scottishness and Britishness - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"That's the harsh thing about the democratic process, though - one way or another nearly half of the Scottish-resident population are going to be very deeply upset shortly." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: On small rebellions and small school ties - http://thirstforwine.co.uk/on-smal...
"I've often mused that the best way to create religious people is to raise 'em atheist - and vice versa. Be interesting to see the journey of the children of a largely secular society right now." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Writers, Coders and the Markdown landgrab - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Without getting too deep into debating about debating, it seems to me that from the start you've been labouring under the misapprehension that I don't know what a specification is, and if you could explain that to me, I'd change my position. But I do know what one is, and have since the start. And, as I said, it doesn't alter my position. The "specifications don't matter to users" is a sore point for me. Every CMS build I've been involved with where devs took that sort of line led to a project that ended up disastrous, massively over budget and not fit for purpose. Apologies if it seemed insulting - it wasn't meant as such." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
"That transitory nature of blog platforms is one of the reasons I've been self-hosted for over a decade. If the software underlying the site goes away, I have two separate migration plans in place. Over the past 11 years, this is the single largest body of work I've created. I'd hate to lose it. Thanks for reading. :)" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Writers, Coders and the Markdown landgrab - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Disagreement does not indicate a lack of focus. But feel free to tell yourself that if it makes it easier for you to ignore my point. :-)" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Writers, Coders and the Markdown landgrab - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Oh, don’t be ridiculous. Of course what’s in the specification matters to the end user, because it’ll determine what they’ll use in the end. Reading it might not matter to the end user, but nothing you’ve said right up until now changes my core argument one whit: what we’re seeing right now has given zero evidence of consideration to and of Markdown’s original intended audience: writers. That doesn’t mean that it’s not coming - but the fact that it wasn’t in place when the first big publicity push happened tells you a lot about the focus of the people involved." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Writers, Coders and the Markdown landgrab - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"It misses the point because I’m not talking about me now. I’m talking about prospective new users, who come to the CommonMark site, having seen that their blog platform/app supports it, and find no easy way to learn to use CommonMark. If CommonMark is to expand and grow, new non-technical users need to be recruited. Right now, the site is giving the message that they don’t give a damn about those sort of people. And that may be the case…" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
"Yup - it’ll be interesting to see. I’m not expecting a result like that, because in recent weeks, I’ve often been seeing posts for the first time 24 hours after they were posted…" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Writers, Coders and the Markdown landgrab - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Everything you say may well be true - but it still completely misses the point. No-one non-technical is every going to start learning to write in CommonMark, because there’s no clear way for them to learn doing so. Part of the reason for the success of Markdown is that the value of it was sold to non-coders from the very beginning. CommonMark seems to be barely aware that non-coders might be interested," - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Writers, Coders and the Markdown landgrab - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"I'm not arguing at any point against the need for a spec. That's a different debate. I'm arguing against this spec (which is both over-complex in presentation, thereby ensuring the original target audience would never use it, and unsupportably making a land grab for being the main Markdown). However, this still applies: http://xkcd.com/927/" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Writers, Coders and the Markdown landgrab - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"The sheet fact no "easy" guide exists, just the spec sheet rather makes my point, doesn't it. Not aimed at lay users," - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Maria Popova on information in the digital age - http://www.theeuropean-magazine.com/maria-p...
"Now that was an unusually interesting interview. I really like her contextualisation of what she does in a continuum of curation/aggregation practice. It makes me wish she wrote a little more herself, rather than just building (ever-fascinating) arguments from the works of others." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Things I learned from The Checklist Manifesto - http://www.antonymayfield.com/2014...
"There's a danger, here, though - and I'd be interested to know to what degree the book addresses it. Most of the examples you give are processes that are highly complex, frequently repeated and prone to high impact if something goes wrong. Here, a degree of inflexibility is a price well worth paying for the safety that comes with it. In a less demanding environment, while I can see them helping protect against some error and cognitive bias, I worry that you also start encoding cognitive bias into them in the long-term, especially as new people arrive and start working to checklists developed before they were ever involved. How do you employ them productively without them leading to corporate calcification?" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Mobile Strategy for Digital News Publishers - http://www.episerver.com/about-u...
"It's "Adam Tinworth" not "Adam Tinton", and I haven't worked at RBI for nearly three years now…" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Over a quarter of a million social media gurus - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Yup - there’s some double counting in the figures, but it doesn’t substantively change the point. And the point - that social media is a tool to be applied to other things rather than en end in itself* - makes social media marketers just as relevant. Besides, my tongue is pretty firmly in my cheek here. ;-) *Unless you work at Facebook or Twitter et al, in which case, as you were…" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Planting Saplings - Only Dead Fish - http://www.onlydeadfish.co.uk/only_de...
"It's almost as if you've worked in the publishing business… :-)" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Surviving the Facebook click-bait algorithm change - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"My pleasure. :)" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Surviving the Facebook click-bait algorithm change - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Thank you for that corporate-approved message. ;-)" - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Surviving the Facebook click-bait algorithm change - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"It means that you should just carry on as you were, because you weren’t doing what they’re trying to stop… :) The two things that they’re clamping down are: 1. Uploading a photo and then adding a link into the text, so you don’t get the “link box” (think Twitter Card on Facebook) 2. Adding a link to an update, and then intentionally removing the link box, so it just appears as a standard status update." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Exclusive: Steven Moffat Talks Throwbacks & Themes From ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Premiere - http://sciencefiction.com/2014...
"Jon Pertwee left because of an unsuccessful negotiation for a pay rise (according to Elisabeth Sladen's autobiography, at least). That seems like a possible explanation for the comment." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Achievement unlocked: good holiday - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
"Thanks, Antony. It’s good to be back - and to feel more like myself again." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Brilliant Reads: chaos, meaning, and connecting ideas - http://brilliantnoise.com/brillia...
"Sadly, not yet. Overcast doesn’t recognise it as a podcast feed, and iTunes allows you to subscribe to it, but shows no episodes in the feed (which is probably why Overcast is rejecting it)." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
"Yup, that's certainly been a more well-trod path, partially because people going this direction hasn't often ended well… The corporate immune system of media businesses tends to reject ideas from outside." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Re: Brilliant Reads: chaos, meaning, and connecting ideas - http://brilliantnoise.com/brillia...
"Hey, Todd, I’m using Overcast on my iPhone: https://overcast.fm/ Unfortunately, that Soundcloud link isn’t showing an RSS feed anywhere on the page, so I can’t subscribe to the Podcast." - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
news:rewired: filling your social media toolbox - One Man and His Blog - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
Filling your social media toolbox - sage advice from @SarahMarshall and @richjm at #newsrw #journalism - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Reddit for Journalists - One Man and His Blog - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
A guide to Reddit for journalists - advice from @JamesLiamCook, @happysquid and @fergb at #newsrw #journalism - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
news:rewired - New forms of engagement for journalism - One Man and His Blog - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
A loooong liveblog of the looong "Engagement/Tools" session at #newsrw #journalism. - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Twitter / adders: Thought-provoking quote of ... - https://twitter.com/adders...
Thought-provoking quote of the day so far, from @davidho at #newsrw: - Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
David Ho: Mobile isn't the future, it's the now. - One Man and His Blog - http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archive...
David Ho: Mobile isn't the future, it's the now. David Ho at #newsrw - Adam Tinworth
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