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mkirschenbaum’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Pre-Conference, Jan 1, 12:00

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mkirschenbaum: heading up to NYC next week for O'Reilly Tools of Change: http://www.toccon.com/toc2009/ will be live-tweeting here: #toc

chadrem: @mkirschenbaum As a Terp Engish major who now swims in the blog/web publishing world, I really appreciated your Chronicle piece. C U @ #toc

Tutorials, Feb 9, 8:30

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mkirschenbaum: getting ready to head up for O'Reilly Tools of Change; will be live-tweeting as of tomorrow #TOC

Bob Stein Keynote, Feb 10, 8:50

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

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

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

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

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

Peter Brantley Keynote, Feb 10, 9:20

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mkirschenbaum: next up: Peter Brantley (@naypinya): Literature as a Web Service #toc

georgeonline: Interesting coverage of #toc by @mkirschenbaum and @RITOPL

mkirschenbaum: PB: book is a social construction (and a successful commodity) #toc

DavidDurand: @mkirschenbaum #toc exactly, but it's more than one kind of construction, a reality hidden by the popular artifact.

mkirschenbaum: some historical flattening going on; reading was not always strictly solitary; there were networks of readers before the Web; etc. #toc

DavidDurand: @annmichael @mkirschenbaum yes, but if we have one shared margin for "the book" things get perhaps obtrusively social in a new way #toc

mkirschenbaum: PB: asks us to imagine wikipedia entries importing data mined content from digital books #toc

Cory Doctorow Keynote, Feb 10, 9:39

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mkirschenbaum: next up: Cory Doctorow #toc

mkirschenbaum: CD: google books aside, publishing has not engaged in the noxious legal actions of the record and film industries #toc

dancohen: Thanks to @mkirschenbaum, we're getting some good Twitter coverage of the Tools of Change publishing conference. Also at #toc.

mkirschenbaum: CD: last Harry Potter book was scanned, proofed, and translated into German on the Web within 24 hours of its release #toc

briancroxall: Rt @mkirschenbaum: last Harry Potter book was scanned, proofed, and translated into German on the Web within 24 hours of its release #toc

mkirschenbaum: CD: DRM is a futile errand; DRM is always cracked; example of Spore #toc

mkirschenbaum: CD: how long before Stephen King exclusive Kindle/DRM book shows up on Pirate Bay? willing to bet seven days #toc

mkirschenbaum: CD: doctorow's law: any time someone puts a lock on something you own, against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key . . . #toc

mkirschenbaum: . . . they're not doing it for your benefit. #toc

mkirschenbaum: CD: vendors should never dictate DRM to right's holders (example: Audible.com, will not accept non-DRMed books) #toc

Morning Break, Feb 10, 10:17

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mkirschenbaum: next up: Jon Orwant, from Google Book Search #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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mkirschenbaum: google has indexed 7 million of approximately 100 million known books #toc

mkirschenbaum: 1.5 million public domain google books now optimized for reading on iPhone and Android #toc

mkirschenbaum: jon is running through existing GBS APIs, which seem conspicuosly elementary #toc

mkirschenbaum: cory doctorow asks if there's a torrent for accessing all 1.5 million books; nope (supposedly because of post-processing) #toc

mkirschenbaum: OUP, with 15.5k titles on GBS, averages 40 buy-clicks per book; non-trivial for an academic print run #toc

dancohen: RT @mkirschenbaum: OUP, with 15.5k titles on GBS, averages 40 buy-clicks per book; non-trivial for an academic print run #toc

TOCConNow: by @DavidDurand: @mkirschenbaum #toc exactly, but it's more than one kind of construction, a reality hidden by the popular artifact.

mkirschenbaum: google now paying attention to "original intent" XML, i.e. descriptive encoding #toc

mkirschenbaum: orwant still thinks it was fair use to show snippets w/out permission; (he's going long; going to have to skip out to hear Ben Vershbow #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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mkirschenbaum: hope the tweetage isn't too extreme; going to do one more session than lunch (overhead: Audible.com walked out on Cory Doctorow) #toc

mikecane: TRUNCATED RT: @mkirschenbaum: (overhead: Audible.com walked out on Cory Doctorow) #toc

mkirschenbaum: next up: roundtable, How to Build a Better Web-based Book, including Ben Vershbow, BookGlutton, threepress.com, others #toc

cmaisannes: RT @mkirschenbaum overhead: Audible.com walked out on Cory Doctorow. #TOC

mkirschenbaum: essential nature of web is to be able to point to things uniquely (in the context of page numbering solutions for online books) #toc

Lunch, Feb 10, 12:20

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neilschlager: RT @dancohen RT @mkirschenbaum: OUP, with 15.5k titles on GBS, averages 40 buy-clicks per book; non-trivial for an academic print run #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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DavidDurand: Enjoying @mkirschenbaum s #toc talk, but wondering what the publishing types are making of it. Old ACH hacks like me can't really tell.

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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mkirschenbaum: talk over! hard to know what people made of it--questions all over the map. did I mention speakers get evals? (so far one: 4/5 stars!) #toc

Afternoon Break, Feb 10, 3:15

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mkirschenbaum: afternoon keynotes: Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine), Sarah Lloyd (Macmillan), Jason Fried (37 Signals), Jason Epstein (On Demand Books) #toc

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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mkirschenbaum: jarvis: books as process, not product; echoing @naypinya and bob stein on social dimension of publishing #toc

SteffanA: RT @mkirschenbaum: jarvis: books as process, not product; echoing @naypinya and bob stein on social dimension of publishing #toc

mkirschenbaum: jarvis: is author of What Would Google Do? (it's not online): "I did not eat my own dog food because a dog's got to eat." #toc

Sarah Lloyd Keynote, Feb 10, 4:21

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mkirschenbaum: jarvis: could an airline be a publisher? plane's cabin is a room, with people, who know things; how to surface that knowledge? #toc

mkirschenbaum: Lloyd: in Africa, 50% of population has a cell phone; and spend 30-70% of their income on their mobile services #toc

Jason Fried Keynote, Feb 10, 5:00

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mkirschenbaum: fried: Mario Batali is not afraid to publish a cook book because someone might use it to open up an Italian restaurant next door to his #toc

mkirschenbaum: getting punchy, as you can probably tell. that's it for the day! #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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amandafrench: @cmaisannes @mkirschenbaum Breaking news "Author’s Guild calls Kindle 2’s text-to-speech software illegal" http://bit.ly/2f4KlA #TOC topic?

Lunch, Feb 11, 12:35

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mkirschenbaum: nick bilton (head of ny times R&D) this morning at #toc: publishers have never had to design a new platform before

mkirschenbaum: bilton counts links on all pages in his browser cache for 1 full day: 168K; he actually clicks on about 80 of them #toc

mkirschenbaum: Liza Daly: e-ink display + e-pub (open ebook standard) support + wifi = killer reading app. Kindle gets 1 and 3, Sony gets 1 and 2. #toc

mkirschenbaum: @timoreilly remains excited about the future despite the mess that is the present #toc

mkirschenbaum: watch for this: http://www.plasticlogic.com/PRPlasticLogicPreviewsElectronicReadingDevice.html #toc

Afternoon Break, Feb 11, 4:25

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mkirschenbaum: #toc flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/x180/sets/72157613574718319/ apparently only keynoters rate attention from the house photographer

mkirschenbaum: #toc FB group: dead. internal conftool? dead. twitter stream? ablaze.

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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mkirschenbaum: inside the NY Times R&D Lab (Nick Bilton was a keynoter at #TOC): http://tinyurl.com/djnxc9

mkirschenbaum: raw text dump of *all* #toc tweets: http://tinyurl.com/cun8y2