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pablod’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Pre-Conference, Jan 1, 12:00

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pablod: RT @chapmanchapman Our TOC Party details! Tue. Feb. 10th / 8-10 PM / Lolita Bar, 266 Broome bet Allen and Orchard / $3 drinks til 9 #toc

Overnight, Feb 9, 8:30

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pablod: #toc today.

Breakfast, Feb 10, 7:45

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pablod: #toc coffee and bagel with @pnh

Cory Doctorow Keynote, Feb 10, 9:39

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pablod: Peter Brantley on Literature as a Web Service. Hey, that's what we do! #toc

pablod: #toc Cory Doctorow's layin' down some truth.

pablod: #toc Cory: most priated game of 08? Spore. Most draconian DRM? Spore.

pablod: #toc Doctorow's Law: Any time someone puts a lock on something you own and doesn't give you the key, they are not doing it for your benefit.

pablod: RT @pnh #toc The DRM you publishers thought you were forcing Amazon to accept? It's a trap Amazon was forcing _you_ to accept.

pablod: #toc ooo up close with the Plastic Logic reader! Shiny!!!

Steve_Hamilton: @pablod I am anti-DRM, but Doctorow's Law has a hole. You don't own that thing that is DRMed. EULA = license != ownership. #toc #notattoc

Morning Break, Feb 10, 10:17

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pablod: #toc just saw a nifty WYSIWYG XML environment for editors.

pablod: #toc and now the see-thru espresso machine!

kendrickjd: @pablod 90% of my editors are terrified of xml. #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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pablod: @kendrickjd yes. Editors are skirrrd. These guys designed the WYSIWYG to look like Word because of that, for better or for worse. #toc

indiamos: @pablod I hope you're going to post your brain as a torrent after #toc is done. I want to see and hear what you're hearing and seeing.

pablod: RT @KatMeyer reader should be at the center of the publishing ecosystem - not website, author or book. #TOC

pablod: RT ami_with_an_i: New publishing ecosystem needs to have website or digital component @ center, not the book. #toc

pablod: @mikecane I wouldn't call a 10MB file a monster these days #toc

mikecane: @pablod That was ONE anim. Throw in several and good luck 3Ging THAT to your smartphone! #TOC

pablod: @mikecane true enough. But that's why you have diff. versions of same 'book': hi-and-lo bawidth as stopgap measure until bwidth grows #toc

mikecane: @pablod Perhaps. But the words shouldn't become lessened in value under Hollywood-like FX #TOC

pablod: RT @toc: Andrew Savikas announces more news from #TOC: Bookworm Online EPUB Reader Now Part of O'Reilly Labs http://bit.ly/aPN7

pablod: @mikecane fair enough. but that's where editors come in. They become more curators and producers, deciding what goes with the words. #toc

mikecane: @pablod Editors? http://tinyurl.com/55zuyk #TOC

pablod: @mikecane nice rant. don't disagree completely. But editors are more than just publisher's tools. The good ones help craft the work. #toc

mikecane: @pablod That's why I say direct-publishing writers should also hire one. And copyeditor. And proofreader. And designer. #TOC

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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pablod: Now: Building a Better Web-based Book #toc

pablod: Print books as the backup of a larger data supprot system. #toc

pablod: Most books are portrait, monitors are landscape. We discussed this at Comic Con. #toc

tobiasbuckell: At 'building the web based book' with @pablod #toc interesting thoughts on nature of books.

pablod: big conceptual shift on how we read and write. more of a sustained, interconnected flow than an archived object. #toc

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

pablod: Comment Press: think of a blog post, where you can comment on each paragraph, or line. #toc

pablod: Bookglutton's viewing, markup and talking features look dope. #toc

tobiasbuckell: RT @pablod: Comment Press: think of a blog post, where you can comment on each paragraph, or line. #toc

pablod: RT @KatMeyer management is not set up to make change happen. Mgrs need to set things up so individuals can make change happen. #TOC

pablod: Part of reason that ebooks are coming of age is that there's an effort to do justice to the design of the book. #toc

pablod: RT @mikecane How to make INSTANT change at #TOC. All the people there without notebooks -- FIRED! The ones Tweeting? Now in CHARGE.

bookspotcentral: Check out @pablod at the #TOC - Jay

Lunch, Feb 10, 12:20

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pablod: ook as social device: a powerful and democratic concept. Devices that interact with devices and users. #toc

pablod: Reading can also be a private act, and social reading can be akin to talking in a movie theatre. Good point. #toc

pablod: @johnklima got you a book from the Espresso machine. Answered some of your questions on your tor.com post. more to come. #toc

fuentism: RT @pablod Part of reason that ebooks are coming of age is that there's an effort to do justice to the design of the book. #toc

pablod: Lunchtime @ #toc

pablod: Lunch over, now: The Rise of eBooks #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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pablod: RT @modernevil: Plastic Logic's new eReader is even sexier & sleeker (&thinner!) in person. it is! #toc

pablod: panel starting. #toc

pablod: Amazon disclosed that 10% of sales are ebooks, when book is available in both p and e. #toc

robotech_master: @pablod Didn't we hear this from Amazon yesterday? #toc

robotech_master: @pablod Oh, that's what you were saying. But Amazon was talking about their store alone, not industry as a whole. #toc

pablod: E-Ink 2009: next with E Ink:new sizes: smaller and larger; new countries; touch and pen interfaces; flexible displays like PlasticLogic #toc

pablod: 2010: flexible and large sizes, enabling ad sales. late 2010; colour. 2011-beyond, colour roadmap. #toc

pablod: Who the fuck doesn't realize that DRM is bad at this point? #toc

robotech_master: @pablod Off hand, I would say the people pushing it. #toc

pablod: Rich media books. #toc

pablod: Show of hands: who has an iPhone/iTouch? An asston of people. Who's got a Kindle: not as many people. #toc

pablod: Books apps v. Reader apps: depends on the application. Fair enough, but man, Book apps suck. #toc

pablod: Does the Kindle matter as much as we think it does? No. #toc

pablod: Amazon is building a moat—consumers and corps should catch on to epub to fill in that moat #toc

pablod: @jtallent: "how can you read on such a small screen?" very well, thanks. #toc

pablod: On dedicated devices: the container affects the reading experience. Content is worth more on a better device. Good point. #toc

ami_with_an_i: RT @pablod: On dedicated devices: the container affects the reading experience. Content is worth more on a better device. Good point. #toc

jimmydare: On dedicated devices: the container affects the reading experience. Content is worth more on a better device. Good point. #toc (via @pablod)

pablod: RT @ami_with_an_i Unfounded rumor just delivered to me anonymously: 'The Audible ppl walked out of Doctorow's DRM talk in a huff!' HA! #toc

pablod: Tiered pricing based on accessed conent. #toc

pablod: @chapmanchapman with FLASH?? WTF?? #toc

chapmanchapman: @pablod it was pretty impressive. Also big Adobe mobile announcement at Spain conf in a couple weeks. iPhone, methinks. #toc

pablod: Instead of looking at used book as cheaper, it can have added value: think about student-annotated e-textbook. #toc

robotech_master: @pablod When I bought college textbks, I always tried to buy PLAIN ones. What one student hilites is not nec what other needs to study. #toc

pablod: @chapmanchapman Interesting. I'd have to see the widget. Spain? Smells like flash on iPhone. #toc

pablod: 4-5 years down: double digit penetration of reading devices on market. #toc

hownottowrite: @pablod dig you #toc tweets. Hope you are planning to pull them together into a post.

pablod: 10% of all sales will be e in about a year? Dramatic, but not implausible. #toc

pablod: @robotech_master not hi-lit, notes. footnotes. electronic annotations. very unintrusive, think about it. #toc

robotech_master: @pablod Still no guarantee that one student's annotations would be on the bits another student needed elucidated. #toc

pablod: Lots of waffling on eBook pricing. #toc

pablod: @robotech_master sheesh. think cumulative. think three or four generations of ownership, each contributing to the annotations. #toc

pablod: eBook trends outside US, where there's no Kindle: Euros are ahead on ePub standard. Pan Mac used as example (w00t @babyjuggler). #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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chapmanchapman: RT @pablod eBook trends outside US, where there's no Kindle: Euros are ahead on ePub standard. Pan Mac used as ex. (w00t @babyjuggler). #toc

pablod: OH: "Yeah, Cory Doctorow spoke last year too. Fun to listen to, but no one really pays him any mind". #toc #wishI'dgottenthatdumbass'name

pablod: RT @RonHogan more readers moving to the sony as a preferred device? #toc

pablod: O'Reilly: our traditional competitors are no longer our competitors-it's Google & all the great free content a consumer can find. #toc

pablod: O'Reilly: our traditional competitors are no longer our competitors-it's Google & all the great free content #toc (via @ami_with_an_i)

Afternoon Break, Feb 10, 3:15

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pablod: @lemay a lot of it is really obvious to some of us too, some not. but then you run into the idiots heckling Doctorow a few tweets back. #toc

pablod: RT @RonHogan #toc DRM is a deterrent to readers; it keeps them from wanting to buy books.

pablod: RT @RonHogan #toc DRM is Dumbo's feather. Books can fly without it, but publishers just don't believe. @smartbitches said that.

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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pablod: Jeff Jarvis Keynote: is this the vbook version? #toc

pablod: Jarvis: "I'm a big believer in Goog book search, but my books not on it" WTF?? #toc

pablod: RT @RonHogan: #toc watching Jeff Jarvis's keynote now so I don't have to pay $10 to see it later.

pablod: The mass market is dead. Yup. #toc

pablod: Publishing is a distribution business. That needs to change. #toc

pablod: It's about ideas, people, communities. Fuck yes. #toc

pablod: Life is a beta. #toc

pablod: Being beta is a form of transparency. Agreed. #toc

mightymur: @pablod thanks for all the #toc updates! Wish I could be there, it sounds awesome.

pablod: oh, he's introing the vbook. chuckles in audience "Oh, It's not as funny as that". yes it is, Jarvis. Yes it is. #toc.

pablod: Jarvis is all a-twitter. #toc

pablod: Deep reading may lead to deep thinking, but process of peer review on a blog also leads to deep thinking. #toc

Sarah Lloyd Keynote, Feb 10, 4:21

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pablod: What if we buy access to ideas, and subscribe to updates? YES! #toc

chapmanchapman: RT @pablod Jarvis is all a-twitter. #toc

pablod: This is the iterative editorial process. The author/editor/reader relationship becomes ongoing. #toc

RonHogan: RT @pablod What if we buy access to ideas, and subscribe to updates? YES! #toc

pablod: Jarvis: "Ad agencies think they're safe for now, but they're not" That is correct, sir. #toc

pablod: Hm, as a designer who's suffered through design by committee one too many times, I don't know about opening *everything* up. #toc

pablod: RT @laurahazardowen LOVE idea of Google Real Estate, I think ppl should be able to comment directly on sketchy craigslist apt. posts #TOC

pablod: digital world is a huge direct marketing opportunity. #toc

pablod: publisher must create a package, an experience, that encompasses everything. #toc

pablod: Where does Apple fit into all this? #toc

pablod: In africa mobile phone expenditures account for 30-70% of income. Wow. #toc

pablod: "Current DRM is a blunt instrument. Need 'Social DRM'" I'm screaming in my head. #toc

pablod: From "content is king" to "comment is king". #toc

pablod: Not only being part of the conversation., but learning from it. #toc

pablod: What needs to change about the way publishers do business (pic of a stack of paper ms's) #toc

pablod: Traditional publisher is intermediary, agent of distribution. Does publisher become enabler, enhancer, service provider? #toc

pablod: Publisher as enabler. I like that. #toc

pablod: Trad publishers need to re-engineer everything #toc

pablod: How can copyright keep up with tech? #toc

pablod: "Publishers have always outsourced their tech." That needs to stop, IMHO. #toc

chapmanchapman: @pablod I think the copyright issues will be worked out by the outliers/radicals first, then accepted by the middle. #toc

mikecane: RT: @pablod: It's a non-zero-sum world out there in the network, publishing need to treat each other in a non-zero-sum way. #toc

pablod: push standards and interoperability. #toc

pablod: self-analysis. #toc

Jason Fried Keynote, Feb 10, 5:00

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pablod: Jason Fried from 37signals sans powerpoit! WooHoo #toc

pablod: @chapmanchapman yup. niche publishers, indie outfits, etc. #toc

pablod: Fried: "Email works for project mgmt for about a second, then it's a mess." AGREED. #toc

pablod: I dig me some Basecamp. Yes I do. #toc

pablod: A lot of ppl are afraid to talk about what they do—many are afraid that they don't know what they're doing. #toc

mikecane: RT: @pablod: A lot of ppl are afraid to talk about what they do—many are afraid that they don't know what they're doing. #toc

pablod: Publishing business has tons of byproducts they do nothing with! #toc

pablod: Drafts, recordings of brainstorming sessions, notes, etc. #toc

pablod: Why can't we have the Director's Cut of a book?! YES! #toc

KathrynC: @pablod #toc: Director's cut of a book often shows that the book had a really good editor.

pablod: @KathrynC yes, thus building the editor's brand, which I think will become even more important going forward! #toc

DavidDurand: RT @pablod: "Publishing business has tons of byproducts they do nothing with!" #toc Amen!

annmichael: RT @pablod: "Publishing business has tons of byproducts they do nothing with!" Fried #TOC

pablod: Here we go again: According To Author's Guild, You Cannot Read Books Out Loud http://tinyurl.com/a9q7yv sheesh. #toc

pablod: If I read a book with the screen reader software on my Mac, am I infringing copyright> #toc

pablod: "[Book] jackets are stupid. They're made for the selling, not the owning [of books]." Well, yes, but they don't have to be. #toc

kishizuka: @KathrynC: @pablod Retweet #toc: Director's cut of a book often shows that the book had a really good editor.

Jason Epstein Keynote, Feb 10, 5:29

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pablod: watching a video on the Espresso. But I saw it in action already! #toc

pablod: we are watching the Espresso make a book, in real-time, on the video. snoooooze. #toc

pablod: (the Espresso itself still kicks ass, even if the video is bloody boring) #toc

pablod: Jason Epstein droppin' some history. Not really engaging. #toc

pablod: I think Epstein's talk may probably be very interesting, from the snippets I can catch. But alas, he is not a great public speaker. #toc

pablod: RT @BookNet_Canada: #toc there is also music drowning on out in the lobby - jason epstein needs more focus

Lightning Demos, Roundtables, Feb 10, 7:30

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pablod: RT chapmanchapman TOC/Twitter meetup tonight! Lolita / 8-10pm / 266 Broome St.b/n Allen & Orchard / Cheap drinks! #toc

indiamos: @pablod Are you going to that #toc drinkup?

Overnight, Feb 10, 11:00

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pablod: Home. Charging devices. Catching up with the rest of the world after being immersed in #toc all day.

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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pablod: Bilton basically alludes to one of the great themes of the week: the editor and writer become ongoing curators of a living work. #toc

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

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pablod: On financial crisis: if publishing goes belly-up, think of the bonuses! *groan* #toc

ValWorkman: @pablod From what you've said, editors and authors should work with the communities as a publisher? #toc

pablod: Lightweight development of digital natives is something publishers need to aspire to. Macmillan IT, you listening? #toc

pablod: Economic collapse is great opportunity to bring in new talent in IT—lots of talent floating around. #toc

pablod: RT @doctorow: The world has 10 kinds of people: 01 those who see it as zero-sum and 10 those who see it as positive-expectation #toc

pablod: @ValWorkman not exactly. the publisher still has a place: infrastructure, resources, etc. Editor becomes producer, curator #toc

pablod: TO'R curation still matters. #toc YES!

pablod: people in the head of the long tail still confer status on the tail of the long tail. #toc

pablod: Looking at TO'R's twitter stream. #toc

pablod: TO'R: Re-tweeting is perfect example of conferring status. Me: My neck will fall off from all the nodding in agreement. #toc

feralsapient: RT heh @pablod: TO'R: Re-tweeting is perfect example of conferring status. Me: My neck will fall off from all the nodding in agreement. #toc

pablod: "The Internet is basic cable, and Safari is a premium model. Don't get caught in the idea that nobody will pay." #toc

pablod: RT@pnh #toc Would love to see performance of O'Reilly "rough cuts" service compared with Baen's similar "e-galley" program for novels

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pablod: RT@pnh #toc Would love to see performance of O'Reilly "rough cuts" service compared with Baen's similar "e-galley" program for novels

pablod: About to start talk: A Survey of Current E-Readers Mostly here to listen to the PlasticLogic folks #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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pablod: EInk readers are specialty devices, and that's not a bad thing. #toc

pablod: Ebooks are more expensive on Sony Store than Amazon (But that's ok, since the Sony reader is cheaper than the Kindle) What? #toc

pablod: Bashing the atrocious Sony buying experience. But they support ePub #toc

pablod: Push back when IT says "We need to collect personal info for shopping cart" #toc

pablod: Plastic Logic device will be available to early adopters in Q4 '09, commercially available in Q1 '10 #toc

pablod: the XO as a reading device? #toc

pablod: Mark from Stanza: we're acutely aware of buying process issues. #toc

pablod: Sony dude: "Working to correct" lack of Mac software. #toc

pablod: But then the Sony dude left the room. #toc

mikecane: @pablod WHO is there from Sony?!!? #TOC

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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pablod: Now: Striking the Right Balance: Print, POD, Digital #toc

pablod: Printing sales are flat. E will continue to grow, POD style printing is not flat, it's growing considerably. #toc

pablod: POD is really going to take off in 2011, depending on some interesting inkjet machinery advances coming down the pipe. #toc

pablod: @mikecane I'm sure lots of ppl from sony are here, in this room, some dude who had a 700. didn't give his name. #toc

pablod: Ingram guy is talking about global perspectives, how to regulate geographical restrictions. NOOOOO #toc

pablod: Ingram dude doesn't see price as a dominant issue at PoS. I know some rabid ebook fiends who would disagree. #toc

robotech_master: @pablod I guess it's pointless to hope their prices will be lower than hardcover then. :P #toc

pablod: "The beauty about this is that it's complicated." Yikes. #toc

pablod: Had to leave. The amount of FAIL coming from the Ingram guy was epic. Besides, @tobiasbuckell and me were the only non-suits there. #toc

pablod: moving on to "Challenging Notions of Free" #toc

pablod: Initial look at sales impact of free. Inconclusive on whether they help, but they definitely don't hurt. duh. #toc

pablod: "There's no negative. At worst it seems to be a zero-sum game." I don't think that term means what you think it means. #toc

pablod: If you're worried about piracy, make sure you verify where it's actually happening, not where the media tells you it's happening. #toc

pablod: But seeds peak quickly. #toc

pablod: Leeches peak almost immediately, and then decline to almost nothing. Interesting. #toc

pablod: The laws of popularity still apply to P2P piracy. Not everything is available on P2P. #toc

pablod: @doctorow asks about darknets. Does not apply, they say: This study is only "consumer-level" pirate networks. #toc

pablod: @lesleyest sorry! there's probably a reason for that: backward-looking, reactionary, etc. #toc

pablod: "Books and P2P don't go together" of course not, book files are tiny—email-able. #toc

pablod: @JeremiahTolbert but how many seeds on that file? #toc

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pablod: Now: How to compete in the ebook marketplace. #toc

tobiasbuckell: RT @pablod: Now: How to compete in the ebook marketplace. #toc tv: there too

pablod: That ebooks panel was more 101 stuff. Now in Future of News. #toc

pablod: reputation economies within the context of citizen journalism. Interesting. #toc

pablod: News outlets as non-profits. And there's the segue into the cry to the feds for the news bailout. #toc

pablod: Should news even have a business model as its guiding light? #toc

pablod: A post-Murdoch world: news and entertainment are spoken of in the same breath, and are held up to the same profit expectations. #toc

pablod: RT @doctorow: The fact that people want something, the fact that it's good, does not mean that its commercially viable. #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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pablod: #toc @pnh finds writers not by reading slush, but by hanging out online, lookig for smart interesting ppl, and asking if they write fiction.

pablod: #toc Tor.com is an effort to engage our readers and to show authors how they can do the same thing that @scalzi and @tobiasbuckell have done

pablod: #toc @pnh sex: Tor.com is leading up to a commercial e and p book outlet. You heard it here first.

pablod: Authenticity is key, sez @tobiasbuckell. Talking with your readers better than talking at your readers. #toc

pablod: www.bigideaauthors.com in collaboration with Bill Schafer of Subterranean Press #toc

jamescraig: Awesome concept: RT @pablod: The big announcement: @scalzi launches The Big Idea as stand-alone site! www.bigideaauthors.com #toc

pablod: sez @scalzi: original fiction is very useful to both established and upcoming authors. #toc

jimmydare: #toc @pnh sex: Tor.com is leading up to a commercial e and p book outlet. You heard it here first. (via @pablod)

pablod: More ppl clicked on @scalzi's story on tor.com in the first two weeks than the combined circ of the big three SF/F mags. #toc

pablod: RT @doctorow The original Tor site was a gopher site! [it was!] #toc

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pablod: Sez @pnh: We throw a lot of money out on ineffectual mktg. Paying top rates for short fiction on tor.com is much more effective. #toc

RonHogan: Among those who gave mt #toc panel running commentary: @pablod @doctorow @angelajames @thewritermama

jdfinch: RT @pablod The big announcement: @scalzi launches The Big Idea as stand-alone site! www.bigideaauthors.com #toc

Chris Baty Plenary, Feb 11, 5:07

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pablod: I'm done with #toc. It's been a blast, but i'm exhausted and must go home to pack for Boston.

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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RichRennicks: @KatMeyer @Pablod @RonHogan @ Thanks to you & all other #TOC tweeters. Lots to think about.