Some bits: Tools, Pop Software, History, and Hand Writing

joshua’s blog: blogging tools I haven’t really written anything for this blog in a while. There are a variety of reasons for this, but I’m generally pretty sensitive to my tools, and I haven’t been thrilled with either what I am currently using or what I might use in the future.

kickingbear» Blog Archive » Software Sea Change Over the week covering this past Christmas Day a piece of software I had contributed to was downloaded two million times. I’ve been writing Pop Software for my entire professional career.

+1 for knowing your history - Laughing Meme “+1″ is a convention that arose on the Apache Software Foundation mailing lists. The ASF still has the best, most functional process for mailing list based collaboration which has ever been evolved of which -1/0/+1 is only the thin wedge.

Why You Learn More Effectively by Writing Than Typing Patrick E. McLean’s defense of writing longhand is a poetic dissertation on the subject; words can rush out in their raw, feral state when the pen is your tool. Technology, meanwhile, can be too distracting and distancing.