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kirkbiglione’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Pre-Conference, Jan 1, 12:00

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SuzAxtell: "...no better place than #TOC for publishers to make sense of the changing face of the industry." I <3 @kirkbiglione! http://bit.ly/qxVe

kirkbiglione: TOC wardrobe update. Reef shoes and snorkel are OUT. #toc

kirkbiglione: @jasonbook Superhero costumes are only worn after sunset. NYC city ordinance. Blame Giuliani for that one. #toc

Tutorials, Feb 9, 8:30

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kirkbiglione: Cold and wet in Pasadena this am. Looking forward to some fine NYC weather. Next stop Burbank. #toc

kirkbiglione: Catching up on #toc at Burbank airport. Tweet volume is impressive. Last year I was a lonely tweeter.

SuzAxtell: RT @kirkbiglione: Catching up on #toc at Burbank airport. Tweet volume impressive. Last year I was a lonely tweeter. [Thx for trailblazg!]

KatMeyer: @jtallent - some kindle luv 4 u RT @kirkbiglione: #kindle2 reads books aloud. Nice accessibility feature. #TOC

mikecane: RT: @kirkbiglione: @mikecane amazon doesn't charge for conversion by email. At least not yet. #TOC #notattoc

Tutorials, Feb 9, 1:30

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kirkbiglione: Sorry I missed epub discussion. We'll definitely be talking more about epub @ universal standards session wed. #toc

Overnight, Feb 9, 8:30

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kirkbiglione: Best #toc party ever! Great job @katmeyer and @booksquare. And thanks to Firebrand for sponsoring.

Breakfast, Feb 10, 7:45

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kirkbiglione: Speakers lounge. Coffee. Lots of coffee. #toc

Bob Stein Keynote, Feb 10, 8:50

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

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

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

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

Cory Doctorow Keynote, Feb 10, 9:39

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soufron: #toc @kirkbiglione consumers would pay I guess

kirkbiglione: Doctorow talks FAST. No way to tweet this from an iphone. Summary: DRM=BAD #toc

KatMeyer: what he said - RT @kirkbiglione: Doctorow talks FAST. No way to tweet this from an iphone. Summary: DRM=BAD #toc

kirkbiglione: Doctorow urges publishers to demand control over kindle drm. Remember, bezos claims kindle is drm agnostic. #toc

Morning Break, Feb 10, 10:17

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kirkbiglione: Overheard: "I call it meta-twittering, because they're all twittering about twittering". A meta-meta twitter from #toc

kirkbiglione: Saw demo of upcoming stanza app last night. One click purchasing from fictionwise coming to iPhone. #toc

jane_l: rt: @kirkbiglione: Saw demo of upcoming stanza app last night. One click purchasing from fictionwise coming to iPhone. #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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kirkbiglione: Orwant on android. We want phones to me more like regular computers. = more traffic to google. #toc.

kirkbiglione: Orwant explaining value of APIs. Possibly lost on many in audience. #toc

amywilkins: RT @kirkbiglione Saw demo of upcoming stanza app last night. One click purchasing from fictionwise coming to iPhone. #toc

kirkbiglione: Orwant: if you want to rank higher in google book search results you should have a better website. #toc

jwikert: RT @kirkbiglione: Orwant: if you want to rank higher in google book search results you should have a better website. #toc

kirkbiglione: Correction: that should have been rank better *than* gbs results. #toc.

KatMeyer: @kirkbiglione and others - thx for tweeting google books session. v. helpful! #toc

kirkbiglione: Orwant talking about how google book search can provide new insights into reading/buying habits. #toc

kirkbiglione: Orwant to Doctorow. G still considers gbs to be fair use, then adds "but that's just my opinion. #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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TOCConNow: by @kirkbiglione: Saw demo of upcoming stanza app last night. One click purchasing from fictionwise coming to iPhone. #toc

kirkbiglione: David Rothman offering historical perspective on why ebook market was slow to take off. Price and DRM, naturally. #toc

robotech_master: @kirkbiglione Cool, tell him Chris Meadows says hi. :) #toc

kirkbiglione: Wilcox from eInk. coming in 2009, multiple size displays, new territories. 2010 touch screen and possibly color. #toc

kirkbiglione: J.Wikert encouraging publishers to consider possibilities in migration to e. Think beyond straight migration from print to digital. #toc

kirkbiglione: Hamilton notes that many data apps are actually books, they just don't look like books (restaurant guides, etc.) #toc

kirkbiglione: Wikert: no sign of cannibalization of print sales from iPhone app sales(re: iphone missing manual). #toc

kirkbiglione: Most on panel seem to think Amazon has made mistake by making Kindle a closed platform. #toc

bollyweed: @kirkbiglione absolutely, Kindle would expand much more quickly in use if it was open #toc

kirkbiglione: Yes, wilcox has an agenda re: dedicated devices, but he's also right that publishers need to think about user experience #toc

kirkbiglione: iTunes has officially become a verb, and it's almost always used with Kindle. ex:Don't let Kindle iTunes your business. #toc

ami_with_an_i: @kirkbiglione I was just wondering if TOC had coined that term. Thanks! #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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kirkbiglione: Wifi dead in@booksquare panel. Back to iPhone. #toc

kirkbiglione: First device maker to build a pink eInk reader wins. #toc

robotech_master: @kirkbiglione Then I'm afraid Amazon has them all beat. (qv Stephen King reading yesterday) #toc

kirkbiglione: Sharing has traditionally been a big part the reading experience. What happens to sharing in the ebook era? #toc

robotech_master: @kirkbiglione People will break the DRM and do it anyway. Baen intentionally leaves DRM off their works to promote sharing w/ friends. #toc

Afternoon Break, Feb 10, 3:15

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kirkbiglione: Harlequin considering models that would enable ebook sharing. #toc

RonHogan: RT @kirkbiglione Harlequin considering models that would enable ebook sharing. #toc

kirkbiglione: #toc panelist admits to cracking DRM for personal convenience. Someone call the cops!

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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booksquare: RT @kirkbiglione: First device maker to build a pink eInk reader wins. #toc

kirkbiglione: Jarvis on stage now, Jason fried closing the day. #toc has a certain SXSW feel to it today

booksquare: RT @kirkbiglione: Most on panel seem to think Amazon has made mistake by making Kindle a closed platform. #toc

kirkbiglione: No one in the room thinks jarvis v-book is worth $10, including jarvis. #toc

Sarah Lloyd Keynote, Feb 10, 4:21

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kirkbiglione: Jarvis: peer review leads to deep thinking. #toc

annmichael: RT @kirkbiglione Jarvis: peer review leads to deep thinking. #toc

booksquare: RT @kirkbiglione: No one in the room thinks jarvis v-book is worth $10, including jarvis. #toc

annmichael: RT @kirkbiglione No one in the room thinks jarvis v-book is worth $10, including jarvis. #toc

kirkbiglione: Lloyd: publishers are traditionally rubbish at working with each other. #toc

Reception, Feb 10, 6:04

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kirkbiglione: The new Safari books mobile is great. I've been waiting for this. #toc

Overnight, Feb 10, 11:00

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kirkbiglione: Dinner with the smart bitches. Man, can those women eat (and drink)! #toc

Breakfast, Feb 11, 7:45

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kirkbiglione: @booksquare just met @timoreilly. Mission accomplished. #toc

Neelan Choksi Keynote, Feb 11, 8:54

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kirkbiglione: Lexcycle will be supporting Adobe DRM on stanza. #toc

kirkbiglione: Choksi of Lexcycle says they hope Adobe will become "the standard DRM". #toc

kirkbiglione: Choksi says Stanza is good in bed #toc

kirkbiglione: Choksi isn't mentioning one-click purchases from Fictionwise. Is that supposed to be some kind of secret? #toc

kirkbiglione: First version of Stanza was for Android contest. When they didn't win contest they moved on to iPhone. #toc

kirkbiglione: Stanza developers are "java geeks". Will be porting to other devices soon #toc

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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mikecane: RT: @kirkbiglione: Stanza developers are "java geeks". Will be porting to other devices soon #toc -- YES!!! PALM PRE, BABY!!!

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

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kirkbiglione: talk about innovation. @timoreilly is starting his talk with the Q&A #toc

kirkbiglione: #toc will go down as the moment @doctorow came out of twitter hibernation.

robotech_master: @kirkbiglione And probably goes right back into it again after the conference is over. #TOC

kirkbiglione: #toc @timoreilly debunking the myth that the Internet is populated by free content hippies

kirkbiglione: #toc @timoreilly talking about price experimentation on iPhone app store.

kirkbiglione: #toc sales of missing manual dropped 4x when price raised from 4.99 to 9.99.

Morning Break, Feb 11, 10:15

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kirkbiglione: #toc @timoreilly debunking the myth that the Internet is populated by free content hippies

kirkbiglione: #toc @timoreilly talking about price experimentation on iPhone app store.

kirkbiglione: #toc sales of missing manual dropped 4x when price raised from 4.99 to 9.99.

kirkbiglione: Plastic logic reader will support adobe DRM also. Set to launch 01/10. #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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kirkbiglione: Wiley releasing frommers 12 city guide as kindle exclusive #toc

kirkbiglione: It's becoming clear that an effective consumer-publisher feedback loop is critical during migration to digital. #toc

kirkbiglione: Balis of wiley wants to set record straight. Wiley supports DRM and required amazon to use DRM for Kindle editions. #toc

kirkbiglione: Nice to see David Rothman agitating for standards. #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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kirkbiglione: Note to self. The down escalator leads to the accountants conference. #toc.

Lunch, Feb 11, 12:35

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kirkbiglione: O'Reilly Rough Cuts on ebook piracy research coming soon. #toc

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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kirkbiglione: @KatMeyer @mikecane no tweeting from the #toc standards session, we were all wearing boxing gloves.