Editor of The Future of Text.
Hypertext is at its 34th edition this year and plenty of water has flowed under the bridge since its first edition in 1987.
In such a long history, many things have developed, including its scientific communities and its topics of interest.
Read more: https://ht.acm.org/the-hypertext-conference-in-the-last-decade/
Elon mocking an employee with muscular dystrophy who was just trying to understand his situation is just peak entitlement and cruelty. WTH 😢
Hello folks! While my latest little project isn't strictly visualization or accessibility related, I wrote a micro-paper on my latest idea: The Micro-Paper! 🎉
I hope that this idea at least gets a conversation going about how research papers are too expensive but (non-archival) social media is to unreliable for disseminating and iterating on little ideas! There has to be a better way that allows us to keep citational integrity but still pursue cheap ideas.
Remember when airlines were bumping passengers right and left? Was a news thing just a few years ago.
Then Congress got involved. Airlines now bid very high before bumping. I’ve not heard of a traditional bump since. Someone always cracks when the payoff goes into the thousands. And airlines hate to pay, so they plan better.
Some things do improve. It’s not 100% hopeless. #politics
"But language — how it’s generated, what it means — is about to get very contentious. We’re already disoriented by the chatbots we’ve got. The technology that’s coming will be even more ubiquitous, powerful, and destabilizing. A prudent citizen, Bender believes, might choose to know how it works."
HT @ct_bergstrom this profile of Emily Bender is *amazing*. From now on we should call #AI, #SALAMI (Systematic Approaches to Learning Algorithms and Machine Inferences).
The right is going bonkers over walkable cities.
Do they ever enter the city? Maybe they fear this would make cities more attractive to their young.
I'm surprised the European space agency hasn't joined the #fediverse yet. In fact, many agencies haven't jumped on to the bandwagon yet which is a shame.
Classical Dad Joke of the Day:
An Ancient Roman
walks into a bar,
holds up two fingers:
"Five beers please."
thinking about eastgate tinderbox, the spatial note taking app from before note taking apps
$250 for a license. first release in 2000. they've been in the hypertext fiction business since 1987.
Nearly 20 years ago, I gave the commencement address for the Communication Dept (which included journalism):
"If your calling is journalism, you enter the job market at the same time that that the long and honorable history of American journalism is traveling through the digestive tract of the disinfotainment industry," declared writer Howard Rheingold in his recent commencement speech at Stanford University.
Want to work with me on @wikidata? We are looking for 2 awesome product managers:
You’ve never considered yourself a strong advocate of LGBTQ+ rights? Have never known much about the situation of trans people, about trans rights in America? Many of us haven’t! But now is the time. Because it’s not “their” fight, it’s our fight: For a truly democratic society.
Finally, an explanation for bikini armor that makes sense!
My daughter's school took over my personal #Microsoft #Azure account https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2023/my-daughters-school-took-over-my-personal-microsoft-account
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