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eykd’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Tutorials, Feb 9, 8:30

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eykd: #toc Sitting in the Blogging/Social Media tutorial, wondering when The Machine Stops. http://is.gd/iUxp

eykd: #TOC Ah, signal -vs- noise.

eykd: Hey, Twitter is Interactive Storytelling. #TOC

eykd: God bless Conan O'Brian. #TOC

eykd: "Conan, you really need to lick the rock." #TOC

eykd: Video blogging != Appearances on Conan O'Brian... does it? #TOC

eykd: @chrosbrogan gets on the ClueTrain! #toc

eykd: "Just because you can use Twitter doesn't mean you should."#TOC

eykd: I wish I'd brought my low-power, long battery life laptop to #toc.

eykd: www.twitterfall.com/#TOC --- Awesome.

eykd: @chrisbrogan "One more phone to answer" Man, I totally hear you. I hate phones. #TOC

eykd: 2 hours on twitter at #TOC, andI think I finally get it.

eykd: I've got power. Nice. #toc

eykd: Amazon is totally missing the 10-year-old-with-a-library-card demographic. #TOC

eykd: Top ten things NOT to do at #TOC: #10, kick the surge protector off the table.

Tutorials, Feb 9, 1:30

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eykd: Ah, XML -vs- Kumbaya. I picked the right tutorial. #toc

eykd: XML structure is great, but how much does it influence what can and can't be done in a book? #toc

cmaisannes: @eykd XML is infinitely extensible. Your structure can be whatever you want it to be. #TOC

TOCConNow: by @eykd: Ah, XML -vs- Kumbaya. I picked the right tutorial. #toc

eykd: Interesting DTDs: DTBook, DITA. Must investigate. #toc

eykd: "Why start with a standard DTD?" Good question indeed. -_- #toc

eykd: The measurement tagging example is winning me over to rich XML markup styles. #toc

eykd: "Books are messy." Yep! #toc

eykd: XMLin Practice: "You gotta start with something you can re-use." #toc

eykd: I think re-usability is harder than most people think. Crossway has like 3 XML formats for representing the Bible. #toc

eykd: THANK YOU! RT @kishizuka: Communities should have real-life component i.e. meetups.It's not all virtual. #toc.

eykd: Battery at 20% and falling. #toc

eykd: DTBook export in ID CS4? Interesting. #toc

eykd: "I'm already crazy, so I do everything in emacs." #toc

Dinner, Feb 9, 5:00

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eykd: Good first day at #TOC. XML session interesting, though not rivetting. Now I'm off to the Bronx.

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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eykd: RIT OPL Takeaway: You can put this sort of stuff together FAST using open source tools and grad students. #toc

eykd: RIT OPL: Sticker collecting as ARG. It worked in 3rd grade--why not at a business conference? :) #toc

eykd: RIT OPL: They were hand-editing the Indesign files for the print part, but this could easily be automated, ID Desktop or Server. #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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eykd: Building a Better Web-based book so far seems to be hung up in AV setup. #toc

kendrickjd: @eykd What's going on up there? #toc

eykd: BBWBB: 10m late start, now 5m for introductions. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Multi-formats helpful to different learning styles. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Limits on books are important, even online. Interesting. Distinguishing fixed core text and annotations. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: PynchonWiki. Awesome. Also, I'd recommend "Exploring 'The Waste Land'" http://is.gd/j3wP #toc

eykd: BBWBB: CommentPress as annotation tool. Good reminder. Used to great effect by GTA: http://is.gd/j3yi #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Book Glutton: Every paragraph is a topic for conversation. #toc

eykd: Another example of personal annotations: ESV Study Bible site, http://is.gd/8jQm #toc

eykd: BBWBB: "The web is created by our collective boredom" #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Not just visual design, interface design, structural design. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: 2nd Life a huge failure of imagination. Crappy copy of real world. :) #toc

eykd: BBWBB: What about search? Search is powerful tool for problem-solving in web-based reference books. O'Reilly Safari. #toc

eykd: From a former typesetter's perspective, text reflow is a *very* important (and eternally frustrating) concept. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Web-based books is the new enabler of democracy. But in other room, Scott Berkun is building the next totalitarian state. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Safari Rough Cuts bringing community into mss. creation. I've seen this, and it's really quite cool. #toc

Lunch, Feb 10, 12:20

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eykd: BBWBB: Q: Reading is also a private act. Too much conversation is like talking in a movie theater. Insightful! #toc

totai: RT @eykd: BBWBB: Q: Reading is also a private act. Too much conversation is like talking in a movie theater. Insightful! #toc

bamiller664: RT @eykd: BBWBB: Q: Reading is also a private act. Too much conversation is like talking in a movie theater. Insightful! #toc

eykd: @totai: You missed the power strips on the edges of the room. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Tools for literature to think about: Search, concordance builders, text analyzers. #toc

eykd: BBWBB: Interesting session. Good panel, once it got going. #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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eykd: Adobe: eBooks as open, multiplatform ecosystem. #toc

eykd: Adobe: Everybody, PDF is for dead tree final forms. That's where ePub comes in. #toc

eykd: Adobe: Ooo, ePub works closely w/ DAISY DTBook. #toc

eykd: Adobe: If there's one thing Adobe seems to do well, it's universal formats. #toc

eykd: Adobe: Adobe Buzzword, free web-based document creation -> ePub format. #toc

eykd: Adobe: Buzzword, Google Docs of the Adobe world? #toc

eykd: Word of the day: reflow #toc

eykd: Adobe: announcement: Acrobat export PDF to ePUB. #toc

eykd: Adobe: I don't know about PDF -> ePub. He used the word "heuristic". This sounds like a process that will REQUIREbabysitting. #toc

kendrickjd: @eykd I thought the word was going to be ecosystem. #toc

chriswebb: This is a big deal. RT @eykd: Adobe: announcement: Acrobat export PDF to ePUB. #toc

marsee: RT @eykd: Adobe: announcement: Acrobat export PDF to ePUB. #toc

eykd: @kendrickjd: Ecosystem: 1 session; Reflow: 3 in a row so far. #toc

eykd: Adobe: ePub open source: Docbook, EPUBcheck, EPUBGen. Woo! #toc

eykd: Adobe: Adobe Content Server 4. Interesting, but I'm skeptical of Adobe and servers. #toc

eykd: Adobe: ePub devcenter URL: http://is.gd/j4mo #toc

eykd: Adobe: I really don't like Adobe's black chic UI (a la Bridge). #toc

eykd: Adobe: ePub in the browser via Flash. Naturally. #toc

eykd: Adobe: "It's important to us that our formats are supported across devices." Is Adobe the *only* company that thinks this way?#toc

eykd: Adobe: http://www.feedbooks.com/, example of folks using ePub concepts completely apart from Adobe influence. #toc

eykd: Adobe: We want to be an enabler in this business. We don't want to "iTunes" anybody. #toc

eykd: @mikecane: Adobe is fence-sitting on the DRM issue, it seems. #toc

eykd: Adobe: Prior focus on PDF to the exclusion of other formats a mistake. #toc

eykd: Adobe: Their business model: dominate the format through open standards, sell the DRM model. #toc

eykd: Adobe: Sounds like DRM is going to be the big problem with ePub. Open format, but closed DRM == iTunes'd. #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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eykd: I've been reading too much Vernor Vinge. I keep expecting ubiquitous wireless at an O'Reilly conference. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Copernican shift, with IP at the center instead of the Book. #TOC

eykd: SWXML: IP is only an asset if it's attached to the content. IP unattached is a liability b/c it requires time in research. #toc

eykd: Sorry @refreshdetroit, no link. Bill Mccoy wasn't lingering, and the URLs were about 8pt on the slides. #toc

eykd: SWXML: I'm more interested in the Why and the How than the Who, so I hope we get to the meat. #toc

kendrickjd: @eykd me too - and soon! #toc

eykd: SWXML: Interesting. Nobody's doing chunking yet. #toc

eykd: SWXML: "Re-using old content: a nuisance." Hmm. Yep, but worth it if you ever want to reactivate the back-list? #toc

eykd: SWXML: I'm definitely not a business guy. The letters ROI make me sleepy. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Good point. XML lets you take advantage of new niche opportunities as they appear. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Nitty-gritty. YES! #toc

eykd: SWXML: Uh-oh. XML Conceptual 101. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Author should work w/ editor to provide keywords for book and chapter. Editor tags contents? #toc

eykd: SWXML: Tag carefully in native XML. No good standard tool. No standard content chunk taxonomy. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Tag consensually. There needs to be a standard. Publishers need to talk. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Only chunk what you can sell. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Discussion of content/design separation using style sheets. Confusing slide. #toc

eykd: SWXML: "The more automated your process is, the more you save." #TOC

CuriousTwit: RT @eykd SWXML: "The more automated your process is, the more you save." #TOC

eykd: SWXML: Lots of refs to the report now. We might want to drop the $$ for that. #toc

eykd: SWXML: Begin with the end in mind. Commit to sustained change. XML is a means, not end. #toc

eykd: SWXML: "Plan for early wins, ideally spread across multiple functions." #toc

eykd: SWXML: Start with: Needs analysis, Gap analysis, vendor evaluation, research. #toc

Afternoon Break, Feb 10, 3:15

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eykd: SWXML: Interesting, again, more further reading required. #toc

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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eykd: "What if Google ruled the world?" I don't think this would be a good thing. #toc

Sarah Lloyd Keynote, Feb 10, 4:21

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eykd: Hmm. Ebooks on mobile phones? The two seem at cross purposes. #toc

eykd: We still need content AND conversation. Some people are better lectureres, some are better at facilitating discussion. #toc

eykd: Hm. Publisher as enabler. Maybe that's what I mean. #toc

eykd: This really isn't a big paradigm change. Publishers have ALWAYS been enablers. #toc

eykd: RT "@DavidDurand: #toc is DRM publisher as disabler?" YES!

eykd: Seth Godin music lessons: http://is.gd/j5Ht #toc

Lightning Demos, Roundtables, Feb 10, 7:30

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eykd: RT @robotech_master: Is e-books' adoption being slowed by price...or by LACK OF piracy? http://bit.ly/jWc7 #toc

eykd: Insane. Jurassic Park reduced to a graph of density, pacing, and action. #toc

eykd: Plastic Logic reader is EXACTLY what I want in an ebook reader! Why is the Kindle not this? #toc

TOCConNow: by @eykd: Plastic Logic reader is EXACTLY what I want in an ebook reader! Why is the Kindle not this? #toc

eykd: BookGlutton: "Have everybody get together IN the bok..." #toc

eykd: "Should we try the Mac?" Yet another nail in M$ coffin. #toc

eykd: Reading the notes from Scott Berkun session this morning: http://is.gd/j4vO Really, is nobody else uneasy with this language? #toc

Overnight, Feb 10, 11:00

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eykd: Watched the Espresso demonstration video: http://is.gd/j7SW Seriously, this thing is going to break down after 6 mo. of hard use! #toc

Neelan Choksi Keynote, Feb 11, 8:54

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eykd: RT @RITOPL: #toc - Cory D.'s excellent (must read) short story on DRM and Open Publishing - Printcrime ( http://is.gd/jaa4)

eykd: I haven't read much WITH the Stanza reader yet, though I like the interface thus far, and I REALLY like this guy. How's it read? #toc

eykd: @mikecane: Seriously. I'm planning to only read the free classics for now. #toc

eykd: I get the feeling that LexCycle has done a lot more thinking about this than Amazon ever did w/ the Kindle. #toc

eykd: Stanza: "Friction = bad". YES. #toc

eykd: Stanza: This was a great talk. He seemed nervous at first, but man, you can tell he's excited about his product. #toc

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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eykd: RT @ngintaka: "Lexcycle: 0.1% of downloads have been paid titles." That's because the paid ones are $10 a pop. #toc

eykd: It's all just storytelling. #toc

ngintaka: @eykd So by my calcs = $50k revenue. Question is whether there's any demand elasticity? Would they sell >10x at $1? #toc

eykd: @ngintaka: I guess we won't know until we try. I can buy a paperback for $7, and it Just Works. I'm buying the paperback for now. #toc

eykd: The Starbucks API. Folks, here is our future. #toc

eykd: "Paper is just a device." Hm, that's a really important concept. We've assumed it as a given for so long. #toc

eykd: And TextSpeak is just a resurgence of 19th century telegraph spk. #toc

eykd: RT @mikecane: The HORSE was a "device" too. How many use THAT now? #TOC LOL

eykd: This is the "expanded edition" someone was talking about the other day. Great value-add experience. #toc

Mose: @eykd i hear ya - too bad we don't have a simple device we could just pick up and like speak to people all over the place you know? #toc

eykd: @Mose: http://tinyurl.com/ax97k #toc

eykd: If publishers are going to take over the author website, they better get GOOD at websites. I don't think we're there yet. Am I wrong? #toc

systimetre: @eykd we are already doing it on a daily basis, alas only in danish: http://lab.systime.dk #toc

DavidDurand: @eykd #toc that's right. They don't know now, and too few are investigating. even fewer do anything with what they learn.

eykd: If anyone has a hard time envisioning Bilton's future, read "Rainbow's End" by Vernor Vinge. http://is.gd/jaoy #toc

kenbrooks: @eykd Free marketing for the books you didn't sell? i think it depends on book type #toc

eykd: @kenbrooks: The point is, you didn't pay for them to see the book. Someone else did that for you. This works. See @doctorow. #toc

Tim O'Reilly Keynote, Feb 11, 9:48

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eykd: "Billions of people are coming out of poverty and joining the world of ideas." #toc

eykd: Have an idea, build it the next day. Uh-oh. I think my boss is hearing this. #toc

eykd: TwitterFall == TwitterFAIL under TwitterStorm. #toc

eykd: TO'R: "Free books are going to enable the market for paid books." #toc

Morning Break, Feb 11, 10:15

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eykd: TO'R: "Free books are going to enable the market for paid books." #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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eykd: @jalada Was following #toc, when @timoreilly mentioned twitter. Choked on 100 tweets. :)

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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eykd: Sitting in on Simultaneous Publishing in Print and Web. I'm fascinated by how we added semantics to rather rudimentary sources. #toc

eykd: The power of open source: We failed at developing our own Javascript framework and scrapped it. 18mo later, we had JQuery. #toc

eykd: I think the ESV API and RSS feeds have been an important marketing tool for Crossway. By being open people do our marketing for us. #toc

eykd: "As long as people were talking about it, it didn't really matter where the conversation was ocurring." #toc

eykd: Simple web applications bridge the gap between complexity and normal people. #toc

eykd: Good, Fast, Cheap. Pick two. (Hint: Pick Fast and Cheap.) #toc

eykd: Potential Problems in Community: those delightful heretics from down the lane. #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:00

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eykd: XML: Proliferation of DTDs and Schemas have been a challenge. This is what I suspected. #toc

eykd: XML: Recursive DTD exacerbated this--all elements available all the time. #toc

eykd: XML: They didn't separate semantics and design. Product-specific schema!!! #toc

eykd: XML: Publishing does not work with a waterfall-style workflow. Very good point. I'd expect it to be iterative... hence the "Agile" #toc

edwinalui: RT @eykd: XML: Publishing does not work with a waterfall-style workflow. Very good point. I'd expect it to be iterative...hence "Agile" #toc

eykd: XML: Complex metadata == BAD. Man, that's an ugly slide. #toc

eykd: XML: Users: "You want me to do WHAT?" #toc

eykd: XML: New tool tried to replace established jargon with technical language. No communication w/ users. FAIL. #toc

eykd: XML: Adoption takeaway: XML is a great tool, but it has to be communicated effectively, or users will blame XML itself. #toc

eykd: XML: When the problems get THIS bad, hit the reset button. #toc

eykd: XML: Built cross-functional, cross-business teams, asked critics to join the teams. #toc

eykd: XML: "Technology is a means not an end." #toc

edwinalui: @eykd A bipartisan approach, if you will. #toc

eykd: @edwinalui: But a whole lot cheaper! #toc

eykd: XML: They changed the schema(s), switched to a modified DocBook. Established format opens up a whole ecosystem toolchain. #toc

eykd: @TomThompson: Not dead, just resting. #toc

eykd: XML: 1st, wireframe in Word(!). 2nd, prototype in WordPress(!). #toc

eykd: XML: 3rd iteration, drupal-based web app. Interesting. #toc

eykd: XML: Still took time to convince users. Good communication helped enormously. #toc

eykd: XML: Wow, user feedback MADE IT BACK into the application. I need to work on that. #toc

eykd: XML: "Trust creates an environment that supports innovation and embraces change." #toc

eykd: XML: I guess I need to look into Drupal as a platform. #toc

Sol613: @eykd thanks for the great notetaking #toc

eykd: XML: Old workflow: 7-8 hrs/chapter. New workflow: 2-3 hrs/ch. #toc

eykd: XML: Users feel like they own the process and the tools now. Big win. #toc

eykd: XML: Aside on the importance of supportive bosses (instead of cynicism). #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:50

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eykd: XML: Clarification: They outsource the actual keying-in of the XML tags to India, then editors check it, and validators validate it. #toc

eykd: @mikecane: I feel like it's been a while since "public good" came into it. #toc

eykd: S/F: Success and Failure. Except, not much failure, apparently. "Struggle", "Temporary Setbacks". Right. #toc

eykd: SF: Looks like i'm not the only tweeter in this crowd. Pressure's off. ;) #toc

eykd: SF: Kindle, ebooks, and mesh networks. Interesting. #toc

eykd: SF: Simple ebook on Kindle, straight HTML and images. What could POSSIBLY go wrong? #toc

eykd: SF: 72 hrs later, on the website. Next, Mobipocket. A little tweaking. 2 hours later, on the store. Easy-peasy. #toc

eykd: SF: Next, PDF! That should be easy, right? Nope, guess not. Hyperlinks broke, images broke, formatting broke. #toc

mikecane: @eykd Yeah, let him try ePUB! NOT easy-peasy! #TOC

eykd: SF: Call a designer. 22 hours at $35/hr. porting to InDesign. No way! #toc

eykd: SF: Next, oooh, emerging EPUB. Shiny. Oops. He's trying oXygen next. Probably going to be a sad story. #toc

eykd: SF: The "well-formed, validated lifestyle" of XML. #toc

eykd: SF: DocBook, complete with the ORLY book (though out of print). Some happiness, but not clear where to go next. #toc

eykd: SF: Oh, this is DocBook. I know this. ;) #toc

eykd: SF: Takeaway from EPUB: have O'Reilly do it for you. ;) #toc

eykd: SF: Or maybe she was a consultant. #toc

eykd: SF: "Now that I'm working in XML" ready for what's next. And XML was JUST RIGHT. #toc

eykd: SF: Glad to hear that DocBook was a sweet spot, since we're adopting it for our backlist. #toc

eykd: SF: Andrew Malkin. #toc

eykd: SF: In the beginning, sounds like efforts were scattered. #toc

eykd: SF: I missed what the end goal is supposed to be, and I don't recognize some of the acronyms. :( #toc

eykd: SF: Okay, I think they're trying to get their backlist into Print on Demand. Maybe? #toc

eykd: SF: Ah, turn-over causes problems, indeed. Lost knowledge. #toc

eykd: SF: $10.42 to ship one book? seriously. #toc

eykd: SF: Communication problems. Kindle formatting problems. Kindle communication problems. #toc

eykd: SF: Norming. Solve the communication problem with monthly meetings across workflow. Vague reference to widgets. I don't get it. #toc

eykd: SF: Google book search useful for identifying demand. Interesting. #toc

eykd: SF: Need leadership. Expect change. Words that begin with P. Year of the ox. Right. #toc

eykd: SF: I think he was trying to cover too much in that one. Next! #toc

eykd: SF: Jesse on Content and Community with sustainable living and green stuff. Nice. #toc

eykd: SF: Moribund old website CheaseaGreen.com. No growth. #toc

eykd: SF: Two methods: 1. Blogosphere. Excerpt books, chapters, prefaces, web videos, throw them up on the new blogsite. All original. #toc

eykd: SF: 2. Joined up with the social networks. Cast a wide net. #toc

eykd: SF: Social networks and blogs are NOT a magic bullet. RESIST THE URGE TO MARKET. #toc

eykd: SF: Twitter's been awesome. Yep, it's esoteric. #toc

eykd: SF: Run twitter contests with "suggest a book" promotions. #toc

eykd: SF: Give central clearinghouse for news, videos, etc. from authors. Provide valuable content to readers, and they'll keep coming back. #toc

eykd: SF: Now some basic blog advice. Comments are great. Make posts easy to send to digg et al. #toc

eykd: SF: Concerted effort results in BIG boost in traffic. #toc

eykd: SF: Wow. They did this with one year of one employee, three months of two more. Not bad. #toc

eykd: @kwohlrob: If you build it, and they come, maybe they'll buy? :) #toc

eykd: SF: UM Library Reprint program. #toc

eykd: @CuriousTwit: Mmmm... flan. #toc

eykd: SF: Hmm. Will free on-line -> paid POD keep working in the World of Ebooks? Will libraries work? #toc

eykd: SF: LOTS of difficulties in scanning old books. Sheesh. #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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eykd: SF: UM == University of Michigan. #toc

eykd: TOR: Scalzi explains how he took a layoff and made a website in 1998. A "column" that ended up as a blog. #toc

eykd: TOR: Tobias started off in college, with an assignment. #toc

eykd: TOR: Long, slow, steady approach to growing a readership. Provide something interesting every day. #toc

eykd: TOR: Gateway -vs- Destination blogging. Destination is the place to be. #toc

eykd: Oh well. Gotta go catch a plane. Signing off. #toc

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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eykd: #TOC over. Now returning to normal. Whatever THAT is.