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joebachana’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Lunch, Feb 9, 12:00

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joebachana: Going to O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference on Tuesday/Wednesday. Will tweet at #TOC

joebachana: @RobinBryce re: #TOC, are they providing Internet or are people having to tweet via handheld devices?

RobinBryce: @joebachana I read a tweet stating they had Internet and were tweeting from laptops. I'm sure handheld device tweeting is going on too. #toc

joebachana: @Franca easier to follow #toc using twitterfall (set up custom search) than w/ search.twitter.com

Tutorials, Feb 9, 1:30

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ivanmironchuk: If you're in town for the #TOC conference be sure to check out @joebachana - session on anatomy of a content platform http://bit.ly/11479

joebachana: Frustrated by the mound of work so can't get over to #toc today despite office being across the street.Also need to do Wednesday's TOC pres.

Bob Stein Keynote, Feb 10, 8:50

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

joebachana: reader and author occupying the same space #toc

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

Cory Doctorow Keynote, Feb 10, 9:39

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joebachana: #toc cory doctorow music industry made it ok to steal from you (ummmmm...)

joebachana: #toc doctorow: digital rights management (technology) is a 'futile errand in general'

joebachana: #toc interesting --> if you disseminate unencrypted content, then releasing anti-copy versions won't act as a disincentive for copying

joebachana: #toc getting books out in paper form does not protect from copying

joebachana: #Toc music industry makes book publishers look like 'saints'

joebachana: #toc Platform vendors will wield too much power over the content creators

Morning Break, Feb 10, 10:17

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joebachana: #toc in RIT Open Publishing Lab session --> novel implementation of Drupal in R&D setting to explore multi-channel publishing

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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joebachana: #TOC RIT's OPL is a cross disciplinary center research new methods for content creation and developing open-source apps for multi-channel

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL = Drupal, Vimeo, Adobe Flex/Flash, Jquery/Javascript

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL ==mandate: to get nontechnical people to overcome the barriers to self-publishing

joebachana: #TOC RIT OPL -- page2pub project, aggregating various content types for ad hoc publishing -- they are using zulu for this

joebachana: #toc woo hoo, class diagrams! Something you never get to see at a publishing conference!

joebachana: #TOC RIt OPL -- discussed 'innovation festival' at RIT -- that might be interesting to participate in the next one

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL 'newspaper in an hour' project presentation -- nearly instantaneous newspaper in all media

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL 'newspaper in an hour' project: drupal, dalim, xinet, google-earth, Adobe CS, PDF, Javascript

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL -- 3 editors got stories/images in from the field student reporters, optimized the content

joebachana: #Toc RIT OPL frustrating they are not taking questions at this session, moving too fast glossing over details

TOCConNow: by @joebachana: #toc RIT OPL -- 3 editors got stories/images in from the field student reporters, optimized the content

joebachana: #TOC RIT OPL using GPS metadata, news is mapped onto Google Earth (clever) - NYTimes beat them by a few weeks to do that last year

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL flowed content onto InDesign templates w/ JavaScript (did they use InDesign Server)?

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL they released Drupal modules in public domain, a few other universities apparently have picked them up

joebachana: #toc going w/ video content presentation in current project

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL -- presentation on the social networking component of the lab's work --> 'Game platform'

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL "smart repositories" w/ semantic technologies

joebachana: #toc RIT OPL 3-dimensional OCR/scanning of old, perishable books (COOL) -- RIT has that technology in the labs

joebachana: #toc #toc RIT OPL Drupal 6, mostly custom modules. Xinet/Dalim for multiple instances of images. no ID Server, desktop placement of content

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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joebachana: #toc rosenblatt - Harlem room has bad wireless so will slow up tweets

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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joebachana: #TOC re: RIT OPL and Drupal installation profiles: http://tinyurl.com/6bato7

joebachana: #TOC back online at conf. Rosenblatt preso on Google settlement w/ book industry was terrific.White paper here: http://tinyurl.com/c7ot93

joebachana: #toc in the Rights & Licensing session in Broadway South conf room. how to ensure rights are honored but content gets out there

joebachana: #toc 89% of users regularly forward digital content to others,

joebachana: #toc Nancy Ziser, Director Digital Rights, Wiley & Sons up

joebachana: #toc Wiley -- love that they license their content to 3rd party businesses (ex Frommers to hotel chains)

joebachana: #toc Amazon is just 1 distribution channel.Publishers must get content in xml format for rapid delivery.Avoid exclusive distribution deals

joebachana: #toc having session envy, may be in the wrong room -- seems Broadway north is where the hot topic is?

joebachana: #toc Blackberry as a reading device? Better for BrickBreaker (come on now, admit it!)

joebachana: #TOC Dow Jones presenter talking about Yahoo Pipes as non-techie way to aggregate content from disparate sources

joebachana: #toc woah, Dow Jones guy presenting a Drupal partner search -- bizarre

joebachana: #toc re: DJ pres - NONE of top 7 that showed were Drupal 'partners', some were competitive products -- points to issue of key terms search

neilschlager: RT @joebachana: #TOC Rosenblatt preso on Google settlement w/ book industry was terrific.White paper here: http://tinyurl.com/c7ot93

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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joebachana: #TOC at afternoon keynote

joebachana: #toc the 'link' changes everything -- remarkable how many levels that concept operates on (human social network w/ hypertext link)

joebachana: #toc books as 'processes instead of products'

Sarah Lloyd Keynote, Feb 10, 4:21

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joebachana: #toc books as updatable, searchable, linkable, correctable --> subscribe to an author, to ideas, to a community and participate in process

joebachana: #toc Jarvis: switch from a content economy to a link economy --> all you need is a copy with links to that content for value

joebachana: #toc eliminate the middlemen or make them add real value

Jason Fried Keynote, Feb 10, 5:00

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joebachana: #toc doing an 8:30pm roundtable on technology best practices.Lots of talk today, anyone joining in on practical implementations? let me know

joebachana: #toc Fried (37signals) talks about organic development of Basecamp (PM Software) from 2004.

Breakfast, Feb 11, 7:45

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joebachana: sitting at #TOC waiting for Tim O'Reilly, who is wolfing down a pastry, to give the keynote -- jeepers he is human!

Neelan Choksi Keynote, Feb 11, 8:54

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joebachana: #TOC Neelan Choksi COO of Lexcycle presenting keynote

joebachana: #TOC Choksi says 2008 was inflection point for e-books --> growth will take off

joebachana: #TOC Choksi improved displays and E-Ink make the experience better (go Joe Jacobsen)

joebachana: #TOC Observation: Choksi is a likeable guy

joebachana: #TOC Choksi insists everyone adhere to standards (IDPF's EPUB: http://www.openebook.org/ )

joebachana: #Toc Choksi plea to publishers to go "DRM-free"

joebachana: #TOC Choksi's wife must be tolerant if he's bringing that iphone back to the bed using Stanza

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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joebachana: #TOC book publishers -- 'discoverability' is probably the #1 thing you should be working on w/ ebooks for those impulse buyers to find stuff

joebachana: #TOC Nick Bilton, NYT, is up to speak

joebachana: #TOC Bilton: Everyone is a storyteller now -- inundated with blizzard of information

joebachana: #TOC Bilton cites Gary Small, neuroscientist, map of brain activity w/ a book vs. surfing the web. Web fires off more neuronal activity

joebachana: #toc Bilton: "Swarm intelligence" ----> 'esoteric colonies' helping us navigate the mass of information

joebachana: #TOC Hope Carlos Slim keeps this 'smartcontent' investment going if/when he snaps up more than his new 18%

joebachana: #TOC Bilton's nephew, Luca, just flipped us all the bird

joebachana: #TOC Paper dwindling isn't a bad thing - digital is perfect. The issue here is when the publishers are going to figure out how to make money

joebachana: #TOC possibly related blog I wrote in December on 'curating content': http://tinyurl.com/55xh39

joebachana: #TOC Tim O'Reilly up to present his keynote

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

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joebachana: #TOC technical difficulties w/ the CEO's presentation? Are these conference planners MAD? Didn't anyone test tim's laptop w/ the projector?

joebachana: #TOC Cory Doctorow (sitting 2 seats away) afire about a DRM-free O'Reilly book option. Tim says 'yes'

joebachana: #TOC Books created the need for "Cathedrals of Learning"

joebachana: #TOC Skynet?

joebachana: #TOC O'Reilly: Lightweight development (rapid) is something publishers have to aspire to (this is a cultural shift,it isn't just about tech)

joebachana: #TOC Actually, glut of talent on market isn't necessarily what publishers need -- subject matter expertise still important.

joebachana: #TOC better approach -- recruit bright talent ('digital natives') out of major universities/grad schools, groom them to lead

joebachana: #TOC OReilly is really an uber 'Curator', not a publisher, in the Retweet case that he described in his presentation just now

joebachana: #TOC re: ebook nut to crack: Tools to help people organize books they've bought online but want to read them across devices at the next page

joebachana: #TOC O'Reilly says his company has been experimenting w/ pricing of books and has come up with good results

Morning Break, Feb 11, 10:15

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joebachana: #TOC re: ebook nut to crack: Tools to help people organize books they've bought online but want to read them across devices at the next page

joebachana: #TOC O'Reilly says his company has been experimenting w/ pricing of books and has come up with good results

joebachana: #TOC O'Reilly exhorts the attendees to 'make something happen'

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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joebachana: #TOC in CEO roundtable, O'Reilly is joining in on the panel

joebachana: #TOC lulu CEO: "Recessions are all about improving productivity"

joebachana: #TOC Bold fashion statement by Bob Young, fire-engine red socks, Orange Lulu cap

joebachana: RT @artfagcity: RT @doctorow: Most popular new media are focused on sending people away from their sites (GOOG, /., digg, etc) #toc

joebachana: #TOC Every time I read a book to my kids, I point out the title, author, publisher, (c) date and city. Passing a quaint old habit onto them?

joebachana: #TOC "Burden of credibility has shifted from the publisher to the author"

joebachana: #TOC Lulu CEO: What if ebooks never "sell" --> Google disintermediated on classic books, using them in advertising medium

ngintaka: @joebachana Good practice. I leave out the date/place but emphasize collaboration between author/ilustrator. #toc

joebachana: #TOC How much will gratitude come into play when people decide to purchase an author's book instead of 'acquiring' for free?

joebachana: #TOC O'Reilly says "Paid is coming back"

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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joebachana: #TOC Session: "Experimenting with Free" as a business model

Lunch, Feb 11, 12:35

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joebachana: #TOC heading back to the Marriott to do a presentation on "Anatomy of a Content platform" - will lean on audience to participate in this one

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:00

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CathleenRitt: I won a Magic Eight Ball from @Joebachana of DPCI for asking a good question. #TOC

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:50

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joebachana: #TOC Practical matter -- voracious readers (like me) need to 'have' the book/sitelink/sundrycontent, moving too fast to remember it existed

joebachana: #TOC wish O'Reilly didn't Bogart the term "espresso machine" ,which is a lovely device for preparation of strong coffee and should remain so

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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joebachana: #TOC actually, scanning old texts is an art and science, its an amazing field of work

joebachana: #TOC : Bezos "out to rule your world"

joebachana: #TOC will this be an anti-Amazon rant? Businesses seek opportunity , particularly in a vacuum

DavidDurand: @joebachana But I don't bet against the great powers idly any more. You succeed from the core of good, even if there's evil too #toc

joebachana: #TOC Amazon can be beaten on device independence and 'bookmarked' content traveling across devices with the reader

joebachana: #TOC Slocum should change his screen to tweetdeck so we can all follow what everyone is tweeting in this session for the subtext

joebachana: #TOC Reality check: Is the iPhone REALLY a device people will read BOOKS on? Sure, short-form snips/chunks, but a whole book? not me on mine

joebachana: #TOC Reality check: Is the iPhone REALLY a device people will read BOOKS on? Sure, short-form snips/chunks, but a whole book?

pikafoop: @joebachana I've read whole books on handhelds, but as my co-workers would attest, I have an affinity for teeny text. #TOC

joebachana: #TOC Actually love my kindle, but when at the treadmill, how cool would it be to plug in a flash key to the screen and pick up the reading?

joebachana: #TOC or at the beach/pool, my device could be something a bit more waterproof than Kindle, mobile, or paper (don't know what that would be)

joebachana: #TOC Portability of content across devices is the next frontier. Technical AND business/licensing challenges to overcome

joebachana: #TOC Awe-inspiring that this brainstorming week at TOC about how to make money in book publishing will define the industry's future

ValWorkman: @joebachana #toc brainstorming has done so more than define the publishing future. What folks have done through twitter is AWESOME

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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joebachana: #TOC Here are some updates to the presentation PPT from yesterday. Requested links/clarification: http://tinyurl.com/d87xk4

joebachana: #TOC here's the slides from my presentation on 'anatomy of a content repository':Let me know if I missed anything: http://tinyurl.com/d87xk4