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annmichael: Bob Stein Institute for the future of the book first speaker #TOC

joebachana: #toc Bob Stein up (keynote): speaking on "what is a book?"

jmvrankin: #TOC free online epub reader, Bookworm http://bookworm.oreilly.com/

RonHogan: #toc I gave my book to Bob Steein from Inst. for Future of the Book. He better not turn it into a cyborg.

BookNet_Canada: #toc announcement: bookworm is now part of oreilly labs check it out at bookworm.oreilly.com

jwikert: Just wrapped up a very interesting breakfast chat with Lexcycle's Neelan Choksi at #toc.

annmichael: Stein talking about the first time he saw text on a screen with video circa 1980 at MIT #TOC

jennifertribe: Bookworm from @liza acquired by O'Reilly last night #toc

sarahw: #toc stein: video footage of text on screen in 1980

annmichael: started to think about books not as a physical form - but as how they're used - with the user in complete control of use "user driven" #TOC

kishizuka: Bob Stein, Institute for the Future of the Book, delivering keynote. #toc

RITOPL: http://twitpic.com/1f1p0 - #TOC Tools of Change has started with a discussion of the future of the book!

mdash: Any sufficiently advanced ebook is indistinguishable from the Internet. #toc

annmichael: contrasting book usage (user-driven) with movie usage (producer-driven) #TOC - attempting to define "what is a book?"

CuriousTwit: Bob Stein at #toc. Books are user-driven media, as distinct from producer driven.

TAC_NISO: Grrrrr wifi at TOC is and in Marriott generally frustrating xonstantly dropping. Cookies are hard concepts for hotels #toc

RonHogan: #toc books as "user-driven" rather than "producer-driven" media

KPub: #toc keynote/Bob Stein: How our definition of "book" has evolved based on purpose, not form. Calls them "user-driven media."

soufron: #toc yeah yeah yeah... it's an old idea ok I got it...

Weegee: Risk management conference is one floor below #toc. makes me want to head down escalator juggling chain saws. I'd be safe as a kitten.

cmaisannes: OK, I had no idea that Bob Stein started the Criterion collection! Specifically thought of it as "a publishing company" #TOC

annmichael: distinguished between broadcasting and publishing - considered publishing for single use at a time Stein #TOC

dcdenison: great move by o'reilly, adding Bookworm to their labs #toc

mkirschenbaum: Stein: books are user-driven media; user is in complete control #toc

kirkbiglione: RT @mdash: Any sufficiently advanced ebook is indistinguishable from the Internet. #toc

stanza_reader: Retweeting @BookNet_Canada: #toc announcement: bookworm is now part of oreilly labs check it out at bookworm.oreilly.com - Congrats @liza

kishizuka: Stein demoing first cd-rom book "to have an impact on the market." Analysis of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. #toc

DanKok: #toc At the morning session. Intersting to see how far back multimedia in publishing has been around.

CuriousTwit: @soufron bears repeating, though, as a start to train of thought... #toc

sarahw: #toc stein: books are user driven media, movies/tv producer driven media

andrewspong: Some1 unpack this cncpt a little more, pls? RT @CuriousTwit: Bob Stein at #toc. Books r user-driven media, as distinct from producer driven.

soufron: #toc the nyt website from 1996 looks like lemonde.fr today !!!

stanza_reader: Thanks @katmeyer and firebrand for #TOC tweetup party at Kemia Bar last night. Fun putting faces to names.

annmichael: NYT in 1996 looked WAY different on the Internet #TOC - you've come a long way baby!

bwingenroth: RT @kirkbiglione: RT @mdash: Any sufficiently advanced ebook is indistinguishable from the Internet. #toc

hsanderson: Do you remember the first time you used the Internet? When was it? What did you do? #toc

RonHogan: #toc "books are what humans use to move ideas around time and space."

jforrest: RT@Springbaby31: #TOC If you're not attending, presentation docs are available online from O'Reilly http://snurl.com/bl8sy

michaelhyatt: http://twitpic.com/1f1rp - This morning's keynote at the O'Reilly #TOC Conference. "A Book Is a Place."

annmichael: "Books are what humans use to move ideas around time and space" Stein #TOC

KPub: #toc keynote/B Stein: books are what humans use to move ideas around time and space.

mkirschenbaum: Stein: books what humans use to move ideas around in time and space. (decouples idea of "book" from a particular object) #toc

upendal: Listening to bob stein @#toc. Worked with him on some great mm projects for higher ed

spiver: "books are what humans use to move ideas around in time and space" #toc

soufron: #toc he should have been reading more scifi books if he wanted to find better scenariis... bug jack barron for example ^_^

kishizuka: New def. Stein devised: "Books are what humans use to move ideas around time and space." #toc

kirkbiglione: Bob stein: books are what humans use to move ideas around in time and space. #toc

zzgavin: listening to Bob Stein at #toc, enjoyable history of how what a book represents is changing

sarahw: #toc stein: Books are what humans use to move around time and space

annmichael: no one realized in the 80's-more important than getting data and content off a network would be connecting people on a network Stein #TOC

geoffcox: Morning keynote: A Book is a Place. Bob Stein seems to have predicted the digital book in the 80s. #toc

RonHogan: #toc connecting people to people turned out to be more important than hooking people up w/data.

dslessing: At tools of change, wrote blog post on guilt free social networking http://bit.ly/CSEz #toc

really_byron: in #TOC keynote, Marriott Marquis, Times Sq

RonHogan: we're looking at various if:book online experiments now. #toc

michaelhyatt: It is always embarrassing when a speaker at a tech conference can't get his presentation to work right. #TOC.

DavidDurand: #toc Bob Stein says social aspect of online content is what we all missed back when. Me: This is one of the few Ted Nelson missed too.

greenskeptic: @chrisbrogan That wasn't always tjh case, oral poetry used to be the preferred repository of knowledge, stories, and traditions. #toc

Kirsten: Love the idea of making reader comments parallel to post instead of at the bottom #toc

really_byron: books are what humans use to move ideas through time and space #TOC

CuriousTwit: @ andrewspong: in terms of interaction #toc

joebachana: reader and author occupying the same space #toc

Kirsten: Walking through some interesting Wordpress themes at #toc

modernevil: Bob Stein now explaining the CommentPress idea, which I love. #ToC

CuriousTwit: CuriousTwit @andrewspong: in terms of interaction #toc

TomThompson: #toc audience thinking on the network slowing the stein presentation

upendal: Bob stein helped change the way people learn #toc

soufron: #toc students don't read books... come on ! you really believe they will actually discuss classbooks ???

kishizuka: Stein 1st launched pages on Comment Press initially for schools. he's showing Web page "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" #toc

booksquare: continuing conversation in margin of the book--changing relationship between author and reader #toc

sarahw: #toc stein: brings up golden notebook as way of encourage public reading

RonHogan: #toc "encourage a culture of public reading" by getting cool people to do online annotations of books? that didn't work.

joebachana: #toc Stein: Finding ways to encourage public reading (asynchronous reading groups)

soufron: #toc all of these experiments failed because they were done on proprietary standards... usenet was a nice open standard that worked !

kishizuka: One experiment in public reading-around "The Golden Notebook"-failed, he says. Group hated the book but loved the experience. #toc

tsattersten: Ben Stein says moving comments from beneath the content to alongside changed the hierarchy and interaction of author and audience #toc

mkirschenbaum: Stein: Giant Chair taking over development of CommentPress; it will evolve into a "transactional environment" for online reading groups #toc

RonHogan: #toc (on the other hand, those cool people became friends, so that was nice.)

bobcarlton: RT @KPub: #toc keynote/B Stein: books are what humans use to move ideas around time and space. - love this quote

walkley: Slightly disappointing opening keynote, technological fail so examples not working #toc

soufron: @kishizuka it failed because it was not built on open standards #toc

mariaschneider: RT@jonathanfields RT @chrisbrogan: "Books are what humans use to move ideas through space and time." - Bob Stein. #toc

jmvrankin: #TOC CommentPress: a WordPress theme for social texts http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/about/

robpas: Heading to #TOC later - can't wait ;-)

spiver: Bob Stein presenting concept of virtual asynchronous reading groups. Fascinating. #TOC

mkirschenbaum: Stein: books are much more social experiences than we realize: "a book is a place where readers and sometimes authors congregate" #toc

annmichael: books (in their development and usage) is much more social than we realize Stein #TOC

Kirsten: Bob Stein says "a book is a place where readers and sometimes authors congregate" #toc

michaelhyatt: Bob Stein: “A book is a place where readers and authors sometimes congregate.” #TOC

CuriousTwit: #toc 'conversation that the book engenders is now part of the book itself. They are social experiences. They are a place of congregation.'

totai: "A book is a place" - #toc

modernevil: BookGlutton & CommentPress people need to talk; they're working toward similar opportunities/platforms. #ToC

chrisbrogan: "A book is a place for readers (and sometimes authors) to congregate," - Bob Stein, #toc

kishizuka: "Books are fundamentally social experiences, much more than we realize." -Stein #toc

cmaisannes: Stein: “A book is a place where readers (and sometimes authors) congregate." #TOC

annmichael: in non-fiction authors become leaders of communities - in fiction they're creators of worlds that readers populate Stein #TOC

bookoven: bob stein: "a book is a place where readers and sometimes authors congregate." #toc.

kirkbiglione: Bob stein: books are much more social experiences than we realize. #toc

Kirsten: Hahhha - love the WoW reference from Bob Stein #toc

sarahw: #toc stein: new def: book is place where readers, sometimes authors, congregate. Like WoW

michaelhyatt: “A new-school author is someone who makes a commitment to engage readers.” Bob Stein #TOC

cmaisannes: Stein: "Authors become leaders of communities of inquiry (non-fiction) or creators of worlds that readers populate (fiction).” #TOC

mariaschneider: RT @chrisbrogan "Books are what humans use to move ideas through space and time." - Bob Stein. #toc

booksquare: thinking about the social relations that surround a book--engaging readers at all points of book process #toc

michaelhyatt: “Our great grandchildren will think of reading as a social experience.” Bob Stein #TOC

mikecane: I am NOT following #toc today. Took up too much time yesterday for too little info.

geoffcox: World of Warcraft can be thought of as a collaborative work of fiction. #toc

cmaisannes: Stein: "A new-school author makes a commitment to engage with readers in the context of a particular subject." #TOC

zzgavin: "reading as a social experience" will be how our grandchildren understand what we call books - Bob Stein #toc

spiver: Stein: a book is a place where people congregate. Authors become leaders of communities of inquiry. #toc

BookNet_Canada: The principle role of pubs in the future is to build and nurture communities for authors and their readers #toc

michaelhyatt: RT @annmichael: in non-fiction authors become leaders of communities - in fiction they're creators of worlds that readers populate #TOC

cmaisannes: Stein: "Our great-grandchildren will think of reading a s a social experience – something they do with others." #TOC

annmichael: according to Stein the publisher's role is to build and nurture vibrant communities #TOC

mkirschenbaum: Stein: principle role of publishers in future will be to curate communities of authors and readers #toc

susanmernit: #TOC, @bobstein, "principal role of publishers in the future is to build and nourish communities for authors & their readers"--you agree?

jasonboog: #toc Stein: Book is a place: "Authors become leaders of communities of inquiry (nonfic) or creators of worlds that readers populate (fic)".

cmaisannes: Stein: "The principle role of publishers in the future is to build and nurture vibrant communities for authors and their readers." #TOC

RITOPL: #TOC - "A book is a place where readers and authors congregate"

TOCConNow: by @michaelhyatt: It is always embarrassing when a speaker at a tech conference can't get his presentation to work right. #TOC.

thewritermama: Coming in late to "A Book is a Place." #TOC

soufron: @kirkbiglione one logical conclusion to this conf should be that authors will begin to be paid to appear at libraries and at signings #toc

kishizuka: New def of book: "a place where readers and sometimes authors congregate. World of Warcraft is proof that book is a place. - Stein #toc

susanmernit: #TOC: Morning keynotes on tools of change for publishing: Bob Stein http://ff.im/-ZtVO

Kirsten: RT @geoffcox: World of Warcraft can be thought of as a collaborative work of fiction. #toc

bobcarlton: RT @sarahw: #toc stein: new def: book is place where readers, sometimes authors, congregate. Like WoW

susanmernit: #TOC & NYC peeps, thinking a 6:30 PM meetup.drinks/dinner in midtown tonight? Anyone care to join in? DM please.

mdash: Stein says golden notebook experiment didn't find an audience. #toc but it still might - asychronous by nature

Paladella: #toc Bob says Publishers should build vibrant communities for authors and readers....interesting one

KPub: The principle role of publishers is to build and nourish communities (#toc B Stein keynote).

BookNet_Canada: The future reader will think of reading as a social experience not a solitary one of reading alone. #toc -

bobcarlton: RT @susanmernit: #TOC, @bobstein, "principal role of publishers in the future: to build and nourish communities for authors & their readers"

thewritermama: Marginalia as a rich conversation going on. The remix culture is coming back. #TOC

thedigitalist: #toc Bob Stein: publishers' will differentiate themselves on their ability to nurture communities for authors and their readers

thewritermama: The last several hundred years as the cult of the individual. #TOC

cart: RT @mdash: Any sufficiently advanced ebook is indistinguishable from the Internet. #toc

RealTimeTrends: #ToC - is now the #1 trend on twitter. Follow here: http://idek.net/2Sz

RITOPL: #toc - The old model of authorship - authors engage with subjects for readers

michaelhyatt: “The idea that people own ideas only came with the enlightment and the cult of an individual.” Stein #TOC

thewritermama: The idea that an individual can know everything about something is no longer possible. #TOC

soufron: #toc bob stein : we are witnessing the end of the cult of the author as an individual...

thewritermama: We have to learn how to collaborate, many minds, many hands on the same problem... #TOC

dcdenison: isolated author in a garret -- over! #toc

annmichael: RT @michaelhyatt “The idea that people own ideas only came with the enlightment and the cult of an individual.” Stein #TOC

jwikert: #toc Stein notes that the culture of remix is coming back. I totally agree, which is why Lessig's book is so important:http://bit.ly/1cCeoq

mikecane: I'm getting some of #TOC via people I Follow. Really, some of the stuff I'm reading is the definition of LAME.

apierrot: http://twitpic.com/1f1zs - Espresso Book Machine at TOC '09 #toc

Weegee: #TOC. Realizing the "republic of letters" brought on by Enlightenment" is becoming "republic of ideas", "republic of network," something..

soufron: #toc and bob stein does not make any difference between a community and... fandom

RITOPL: #TOC - New model of authorship - Authors engage with audiences through subjects.

thewritermama: We are early in the tansformation. Eventually we will not call these things books. #TOC

RonHogan: eventually we're not going to call these things books. #toc

soufron: #toc look at JK Rowling for example... do we see the author losing its central role? I am not so sure!

andrewspong: RT @Paladella: #toc Bob says Publishers should build vibrant communities for authors and readers

DavidDurand: If you're interested in annotation, Check out Cathy Marshall's work over the years. http://tinyurl.com/c8scf9 for instance. #toc

sarahw: #toc mark danielewski would be an awesome speaker at this conference

michaelhyatt: Next on the docket: Peter Brantley, “Literature as a (Web) Service.” #TOC

toc: RT @jwikert #toc Stein notes that culture of remix is coming back. I totally agree, why Lessig's book is so important:http://bit.ly/1cCeoq

KPub: #toc: I keep eyeing the battery icon on my phone, knowing the lack of outlets here means contact with outside world will end soon.