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robotech_master’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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robotech_master: @paladella Watch out, you're metatweeting. And I never metatweet I didn't like! #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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robotech_master: @drfg63 #toc Tools of Change. Publishing/E-publishing industry conference hosted by O'Reilly.

robotech_master: @mikecane #toc You know, something tells me Doctorow hoped they wouldn't let the door slam on their butt on the way out.

robotech_master: @tweet_trends #toc I recommend using http://tweetgrid.com/search?q=audible instead.

robotech_master: @tweet_trends I recommend using http://tweetgrid.com/search?q=#toc instead.

robotech_master: @tweet_trends #toc I recommend using http://tweetgrid.com/search?q=%23toc instead.

robotech_master: @chelseagreen Some of the tweets about his speech credited it to @doctorow so I would guess so! #toc

robotech_master: The power of twitter: RT @RonHogan: it has come to this: I am ditching one #toc panel because the tweets from another are so tempting.

robotech_master: Cool way of following #toc tweets: http://tweetgrid.com/grid?l=0&q1=%23toc

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

Lunch, Feb 10, 12:20

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robotech_master: @petsaretalking #toc = Tools of Change. O'Reilly future-of-publishing conference.

robotech_master: Waiting eagerly for #TOC tweets about the Rise of E-books. Rise, e-books, rise!

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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robotech_master: @chelseagreen Why would I want a PDF? They don't look good on my iPhone, and don't view at all on my old Clie 415. #toc

robotech_master: Are the e-books rising yet? Did they remember to put the yeast in? #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

robotech_master: @totai I always say "tree-books" myself. #toc

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

chelseagreen: @robotech_master PDF because the ecosystem already exists. If epub offers more access, I'm all for it. #toc

totai: RT @robotech_master: I always say "tree-books" myself. #toc I like that better!

robotech_master: @modernevil @totai There really hasn't been a good "one-word" term for print books vs. e-books. I still prefer tree-books, though. #toc

robotech_master: @totai Uh, sorry. I, uh, didn't know you could, uh, hear me. :P #toc

DavidDurand: @chelseagreen @robotech_master We use PDF at #tizra because that's where the data is. As there's more data elsewhere, we'll move there. #toc

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

robotech_master: @mochasteak You should have gone to "Rise of the E-Books." :P #toc

robotech_master: @megfischer Yes, I read books on my iPhone all the time. Before that, I read them on color and monochrome PalmOS PDAs. #toc

chelseagreen: @DavidDurand @robotech_master good point. Publishers have no addl conversion cost when creating PDFs. We all already use it. #toc

robotech_master: @jtallent Well, I just put my eyes on one word, and then let them slide across to the next one. It's easy, you should try it. #toc

jtallent: @robotech_master cute #toc

robotech_master: @jtallent Hey, you asked. #toc

robotech_master: @totai It's a fun word. I'm also fond of "albeit." #toc

robotech_master: @jtalent @toc Seriously, you only read one word or sentence at a time. Unless you speed-read, it just means you turn page more often. #toc

robotech_master: @cmaisannes Yeah, you can always count on @rothman to beat the up-with-ePub, down-with-proprietary drum. It's kind of endearing. :) #toc

chelseagreen: @robotech_master @daviddurand @oreilly is the only one I know of. I'd bet only 2% of the pubs here could tell you how to create an epub #toc

robotech_master: @chelseagreen #toc See http://bit.ly/1ZUu6N

chelseagreen: @robotech_master @daviddurand awesome. I hope an epub ecosystem follows. #toc

robotech_master: @ami_with_an_i Multiple people were tweeting it around the time it happened. #toc

robotech_master: Watching #toc is fun. It's neat to see people deciding to abandon one panel for another because the tweets coming from it sound interesting.

robotech_master: @pdlug When people mash up songs/films/etc. that's not theirs, some say it should be considered fair use, others say it's infringement. #toc

robotech_master: @geoffcox I love that word. Reminds me of "antidisestablishmentarianism." #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: @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

robotech_master: Snrk! RT @CathleenRitt: if reading a tweet stream on my BlackBerry is any indication, reading books on my phone will make me blind #toc

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

robotech_master: @kendrickjd So what they're saying is, we should all move to China? :) #toc

robotech_master: ROFL! RT @CathleenRitt: If I heard that question correctly, it was How can I read an E-Book on my DEC word processor? #TOC #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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robotech_master: @Fraser The iPhone trial of Missing Manual for $10, on sale $5? (You know, the ePub version can be extracted from that by unzipping.) #toc

mikecane: @robotech_master And all that OverDrive ePub will be infested with DRM, right? #TOC

robotech_master: ROFL! RT @CathleenRitt: Harlequin romance books presenting their mobile strategy. Fabio delivers the book to your house. #TOC #toc

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

robotech_master: @totai I love that I can be nowhere near any of them and yet still follow them myself. :) #toc

robotech_master: @RonHogan Speaking of getting recommendations, I sure wish Alexlit.com were still alive. #toc

robotech_master: @thewritermama Yeah, there's no way around that. Unless you use DRM to enforce one copy "existing" like e-book libraries do. #toc

robotech_master: @thewritermama But, of course, DRM can be broken. #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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robotech_master: @thewritermama Illegal only matters if they catch you, though. Sharing e-books friend to friend doesn't generally lead to arrest. #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane I prefer Fictionwise/eReader's system where you can put it on as many devices as you own. #toc

robotech_master: @thewritermama The way it's implemented *is* DRM. I can't think of any way to implement it that doesn't cause me problems. #toc

robotech_master: @thewritermama Yes, and most people who break DRM for personal use will never be caught. #toc

robotech_master: @JennWebb @katmeyer There seems to be some argument about that. They share the same editing and marketing costs, though not printing. #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane It may not be the best thing to admit to breaking the law in a public forum, you know. :) #toc

mikecane: @robotech_master Hey, I've said so EVERYWHERE. #TOC

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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robotech_master: RT @SterlingBooks: I keep hearing about Doctorow at #TOC - I really hope it's E.L. Doctorow. ->

robotech_master: RT @Sterling Books <- I bet he has lots of interesting things to say about the internets #TOC

DavidDurand: @chelseagreen @robotech_master Thanks! epub soon but we must match data holdings Adobe support may do what XML evangelists haven't #toc

Reception, Feb 10, 6:04

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robotech_master: @mikecane I want more modern and more numerous translations of the Arsène Lupin novels. Alas%u2026 #TOC

robotech_master: #TOC

Lightning Demos, Roundtables, Feb 10, 7:30

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

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

robotech_master: @macudc Access sounds right to me. According to this, only 1 in 4 Africans have a cell at all. http://bit.ly/151op #TOC

robotech_master: RT @Liza: Telling that I've been asked several times -- at a publishing conference -- how to break ebook DRM. #toc #TOC

robotech_master: @angelinaward @pogue wrote a decent article on Twitter, you can find it if you google it. #TOC

robotech_master: @timoreilly Wow. Thanks for mentioning my article. I'm flattered. #TOC

robotech_master: @trovebooks Maybe they figure someone who can afford to come all the way to NY for an industry conference can afford it. #toc

robotech_master: @trovebooks Speaking as the author of the piece in question, I'm glad you approve. :) #toc

robotech_master: @trovebooks Thanks. I was really amazed just how much it was possible to grok what was going on there without actually being there. #toc

robotech_master: @trovebooks I can only imagine what it would be like to be there *and* have Twitter up. #toc

robotech_master: @trovebooks Ppl were talking about how many other ppl had TweetDeck open, or that they couldn't hear the speaker for all the typing. #toc

robotech_master: Is it just me, or has there not been much media coverage of TOC? I keep looking at Techmeme but not seeing any TOC stories. #toc

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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robotech_master: @jtallent I saw complaints in the #toc stream all day yesterday about the unreliability of the 'net there, so I think it's not just you.

robotech_master: @kenbrooks #toc Do you seriously think DRM *prevents* pass-along copies? (google mobidedrm sometime)

kenbrooks: @robotech_master It increases friction, making legit purchases more attractive #toc

robotech_master: @kenbrooks And people who have unsupported devices, like iPhones (bad Mobi! bad Amazon!) have to break the law to read their own books. #TOC

robotech_master: @kenbrooks Besides which, as people like @doctorow (hi, Cory!) have proven, pass-along copies sell more print copies. #TOC

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

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robotech_master: Lots of audience twittering at the TOC: RT @davegray: OH it was the first time I ever gave a presentation to the top of peoples heads #TOC

robotech_master: @gohsuket Heh, the hazards of fast twiitstreams. Until just now, I thought @doctorow was talking about the Opera web browser. :) #TOC

robotech_master: @doctorow They're not mutually exclusive, you know. #TOC

robotech_master: @Sarah0s The hashtag for the O'Reilly Tools of Change conference--as I'm sure half a dozen people are telling you right now. :) #TOC

kenbrooks: @robotech_master #toc I think it depends on how many you *would* sell, how tightly customers are connected and how much they cost to develop

robotech_master: @kenbrooks Anyway, whether p-a copies are good or bad, you can't get around the fact that DRM systems are ineffective by nature. #TOC

robotech_master: @kenbrooks Mobi, eReader, LIT...5 minutes of googling will find the cracks for all of them. #TOC

robotech_master: @Llyann @doctorow is at the O'Reilly Tools of Change conference, where he was a speaker yesterday. Lots of ppl are twittering it. #TOC

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

kenbrooks: @robotech_master #toc. I'm updating the ebook wiki to start an analysis of "why DRM" in some sectors and not others. URL tk

kenbrooks: @robotech_master #toc http://sites.google.com/site/tocebookpresentation ebook wiki that will get the DRM updates

Morning Break, Feb 11, 10:15

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robotech_master: Watching this twitstream, I'm getting the feeling that free books enable the market for paid books. But it's just a hunch. #TOC

robotech_master: Also, video killed the radio star... RT @RonHogan: Gutenberg killed the cathedral as a storytelling medium #TOC

robotech_master: @totai Well, I did say "supposedly." #TOC

robotech_master: Anyone know somewhere/way I can read twitters in reverse of the usual order: oldest at the top? #TOC

robotech_master: @bash @aleksk @Illykai Well, @doctorow is at the Tools of Change conference, where EVERYBODY is tweeting. I think he got infected. :) #toc

kenbrooks: @robotech_master #toc. What about scholarly monographs? Textbooks? Multi-volume academic reference works? Does DRM-free work for those?

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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robotech_master: @kenbrooks It will sort of have to, won't it, given how crackable DRM is? Give someone both message & key, no way to keep method secure #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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

robotech_master: @laurahazardowen Good luck with that. #toc

robotech_master: @davidrothman Hey, David! Great to see you tweeting! #toc

robotech_master: @doctorow I read (and blogged) an article suggesting that a LACK OF piracy was the reason e-books hadn't taken off yet. #toc

robotech_master: @doctorow #toc Article here: http://bit.ly/Yy73 My blog post here: http://bit.ly/Ibnj

robotech_master: @benmason O'Reilly's "Tools of Change" conference, where everybody's twittering as they watch the panels. #toc

robotech_master: @Booklorn IMO, DRM may even *promote* piracy, with a cracker choosing to share a cracked book just to spite the DRM-using publisher. #toc

robotech_master: @acgaughen O'Reilly Tools of Change future-of-publishing conference in NYC, where everyone in the audience is twittering. #toc

robotech_master: @doctorow I blogged on a study that suggested darknets are going to be just as usable as ordinary P2P by 2010. #toc

robotech_master: @adviseme O'Reilly Tools of Change future of publishing conference in NYC, which entire audience is twittering. #toc

robotech_master: @booklorn I just know it's in the hacker mentality to do what you can to tweak off those who annoy you. No annoy = no tweak. #toc

Lunch, Feb 11, 12:35

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benmason: RT @robotech_master: @benmason O'Reilly's "Tools of Change" conference, where everybody's twittering as they watch the panels. #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane Like that will ever happen. #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane Here's that Darknet study I mentioned to @doctorow: http://www.tribler.org/trac/wiki/PiratesSamaritans #toc

robotech_master: @spam RT @DrRebecca: @momadvice Have challenges in your life opened your heart? How? http://tinyurl.com/womenlove #toc #toc

robotech_master: @MoriahJovan #toc Is that what you do when the Internet slows down? Take a laggy nap?

robotech_master: Dude gives @doctorow his card, & he responds with, "I'm out of cards, but I'm the first Cory in Google." Ha. #TOC (via @cmaisannes)

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:00

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robotech_master: @Jordanbrown5 O'Reilly's Tools of Change conference in NYC, at which the entire audience happily twitters the contents of the panels. #toc

robotech_master: Just caught myself writing about "what went place" at a panel. Bleah. #toc

robotech_master: TeleRead post with more stuff from twitter & blogs re #TOC: http://bit.ly/3x9atG

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:50

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robotech_master: @randomhouseca I've actually bought print books that had ads in them. Old mens-adventures with a cigarette ad bound into the middle. #toc

mikecane: @robotech_master Yes, and those ads FAILed. And writers got NO cut from them. Scummy publishers! #TOC

robotech_master: @RonHogan Maybe they all think it's not *easy* being green. #toc

robotech_master: RT @ljndawson: #TOC - my boyfriend says I'm well-formed, and my colleagues say I'm valid - does that make me XML? #toc

MoriahJovan: @robotech_master #toc I hunt down the Spousal Unit when the interwebs grinds to a halt for, uh, RESEARCH for next book.

robotech_master: @RandomHouseCA Depends how obtrusive the ad, and whether I could rip it out w/o harming the rest. Or are you talking e-books? #toc

robotech_master: @randomhouseca Remember, people don't (as a rule) LIKE ads. They block them on their computers, skip them on their TIVOs. #toc

robotech_master: @RandomHouseCA To see them pop up in something that's been traditionally ad-free might provoke a backlash. #toc

robotech_master: @CuriousTwit Well pun of a niche. :) #toc

robotech_master: That "resist the urge to market" thing puts me in mind of Cluetrain Manifesto. #toc

robotech_master: In fact, a lot of the stuff about "conversations" reminds me of Cluetrain. I guess the Cluetrain is pulling into the station again. #toc

robotech_master: @CuriousTwit Would it be a little too "nichey" to talk about looking into abysses or God being dead? #toc

robotech_master: @shanakimball Sounds like someone needs some Espresso machines. #toc

robotech_master: What does UM stand for anyway? #toc

CuriousTwit: @robotech_master how fast does a van gogh? #toc

robotech_master: Is it University of Michigan, that library that's working with Google? #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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robotech_master: @strata http://is.gd/jcYX will help you keep track. #toc

robotech_master: @worleygirl Shades of "Microsoft". #toc

robotech_master: What's all this "tag cloud" stuff? #toc

robotech_master: Of course, only being able to get the first book in a series electronically doesn't make those relationships easy... #toc

robotech_master: When is Tor going to start SELLING e-books? #toc

robotech_master: @doctorow Tell that to Hachettes. #toc

robotech_master: @thewritermama Are you replying to Scalzi or quoting him? #toc

robotech_master: @crystaljordan Nope! We answer this question repeatedly. Tools of Change publishing industry conference, NYC, where everyone twitters. #toc

robotech_master: @thewritermama You're using the format most ppl use for twitter replies, so it looks kinda confusing. a colon or whatever might help. #toc

Afternoon Break, Feb 11, 4:25

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robotech_master: @mikecane Tor panel. #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane Specifically, @pnh at the Tor panel. #toc

robotech_master: @freppan Welcome to the cacophony! #toc

robotech_master: @freppan http://twitpic.com/1fs8s - Who/what panel is that? #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane Just click "search!" again and it'll clear. #toc

robotech_master: Wow, everyone got all quiet alla sudden. #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane ITYM "twits up". :) #toc

freppan: @robotech_master @insanescientist #toc http://twitpic.com/1fsbv @michaelhyatt

mikecane: @robotech_master Is it dead for you too?! NOTHING from #TOC

robotech_master: RT @kwohlrob: Wow, and the friction buzzword is already old. Do we really need a buzzword for "your service pisses people off." #TOC #toc

robotech_master: @mikecane I'm still getting #toc tweets too. 

robotech_master: @EquineMan Tools of Change, the O'Reilly publishing industry conference in NYC. #toc

Chris Baty Plenary, Feb 11, 5:07

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robotech_master: @kwohlrob Well, a masochist would buy through Stanza FW maybe. But I don't see anything wrong with "real" FW. I like their discounts. #toc

kwohlrob: @robotech_master Fair enough. Have only attempted on the iPhone so can't speak to FW's main site. #TOC

robotech_master: @kwohlrob #TOC Oh, that was your first mistake. I wouldn't buy through the Stanza store anyway. I belong to "real" FW's discount club.

robotech_master: @mromard OK, that has to be the weirdest #TOC tweet yet. #toc

robotech_master: RT @ljndawson: #TOC - so many people are tweeting in this room; the speech itself is pretty quiet, but accompanied by clicky sounds of k ...

robotech_master: RT @ljndawson: #TOC - is that how you know you've said something brilliant, by the sounds of frenzied transcription? #toc

Nina Paley Plenary, Feb 11, 5:34

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robotech_master: And Soylent Green is people... RT @doctorow: The Internet is communism! #toc #toc

robotech_master: If the Internet is communism, who is Senator McCarthy? #toc

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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robotech_master: Where can I download Sita, if it's in CC? I only see trailer and synopsis stuff on the sitasingstheblues.com website. #toc

robotech_master: Can't find "Sita Sings the Blues" for download anywhere. #toc

robotech_master: How many more times are we going to see @doctorow's "urinary tract infection" retweeted, anyway? :P #toc

robotech_master: @jmandala I think the entire *story* is shameless product placement. Though King says he did it of his own volition. #TOC

jmandala: @robotech_master #TOC, not sure wht 2 make of King *choosing* 2 evangelize the kindle? Seems irresponsible, I guess.

robotech_master: @jmandala King? #TOC

robotech_master: @jmandala Well, he said he had an idea for a scene in a story that featured an e-book reader vs. paper book readers. #TOC

jmandala: @robotech_master Yeah, I hrd that. He's got prerogative. I'm just not impressed. Still, bein in the biz, the kindle is tempting... #TOC