• Kartik Agaram

    Kartik Agaram

    1 year ago
    I'm 4 years late to this thoughtful article which delves deeply into the dichotomy between involving users ("nothing about us without us") and progressing along learning curves ("making things better by making better things"); and the role technology can play in social change (as part of infrastructure, alongside laws, markets and social norms) https://ethanzuckerman.com/2016/06/22/the-worst-thing-i-read-this-year-and-what-it-taught-me-or-can-we-design-sociotechnical-systems-that-dont-suck
    Kartik Agaram
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    1 year ago
    Alan Kay on the context and catalysts of personal computing https://notionrealized.com/blog/alan-kay
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    Ivan Reese

    1 year ago
    Nice quick demo of a "tape drawing" UI, where you use one hand to control the position of the pen, and the other hand to control the angle, allowing for precisely drawing both smooth curves and straight line segments.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvyzwN36PSw

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    Jack Rusher

    1 year ago
    Yet another approach to editing s-expressions visually, originally designed with mobile in mind but potentially interesting for teaching.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OcAUhe3E1E

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  • Alex Bit

    Alex Bit

    1 year ago
    hi friends. do you use any tool for modularizing/untangling/refactoring the architecture of the code for your big old applications (especially heavy web apps or mobile apps for performance gains)? I recently learned about CAST Imaging, and came across this video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/496050718 1. have you ever heard of this tool? 2. if yes, why did you use it for? 3. if no, do you know/use other similar tools?
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  • Kartik Agaram

    Kartik Agaram

    1 year ago
    Have we discussed before this approach by Mel Conway (of Conway's Law fame) to end-user programming? https://twitter.com/conways_law/status/1238539198203822081
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    Jack Rusher

    1 year ago
    Croquet (formerly a research project that included Alan Kay) has been ported to JS and turned into a startup to facilitate "no server" multi-user applications:https://blog.codefrau.net/2021/08/what-is-croquet-anyways.html?m=1
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  • Florian Schulz

    Florian Schulz

    1 year ago
    📕 I was looking for the book “Tools for thought” by Howard Rheingold but the shipping time to Switzerland was many weeks. I was then surprised to find the original version on the author’s website: http://www.rheingold.com/texts/tft/
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  • Harry Brundage

    Harry Brundage

    1 year ago
    anyone got any good resources on diff-ing of not-text? comparing what has changed since the last time you looked or what is different between what you're about to publish vs what has already been published in a node/wire system or other such 2D, visual heavy interface paradigm?
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  • shalabh

    shalabh

    1 year ago
    The LIVE 2021 (Workshop on Live Programming) lineup looks great: http://liveprog.org/ Includes our very own @Mariano Guerra. There's a talk on "Smalltalk and Hypercard", another one called "Inkbase" from @szymon_k, "Joker" by @Geoffrey Litt... in fact all these talks look great so it's hard to highlight just a few. Last year they published the videos. Not sure if it is the same this year.
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