FedWiki pages have an identity but not a home (unlike http). Good idea but belongs on a different level than FedWiki....
"robot critic" ? unit tests, annotated? ??? not very clear what this is. Descriptions of intention? "Reads what you write and comments whether what you say happens". They are annotations and there is conversation around these annotations.
Daniel Doyen, Readwise
Annotations for electronic readers
extracts highlight data from various services and makes it accessible.
will send you email or show you a website...
"A very very tiny Zapier of reading data" (which should mean more to me than it does)
PC revolutionized writing but not reading, they are working in it
Bastien Guerry, org-mode
Written note is like a pharmakon
notes fight forgetfullness
good note taking tools blend into online conversation
anti-model: Word docs
Model 1: Mediawiki
Model 2: Email driven git workflow (?)
Model 3: Blogs + RSS
for all notes are part of conversations static-roam not even a little conversational, sigh.
Oliver Sauter, Worldbrain, Memex
In the Flow, A case for Bespoke Interoperability
Memex open-source tool
integrates with Readwise...
not very interesting talk, but maybe its a useful tool (esp for interopo)
Looks like they expect Markdown in a Git repo. Modifying static-roam to generate Markdown would be actually not that hard, since it has the Roam Markdown...hm. Might need to do something special for links?
Junyu Zhan (logseq, the most promising of the Roam clones I've checked out)
Newish plugin architecture
Mark Graham, Internet Archive, Turn all References Blue
They have a bot that fixes broken links in Wikipedia.
Conor: can't get notified if a five-year-old article gets retracted
mentions Nelson / codex standoff annotation
also apologizes for central server
Mentions the curse of Xanadu, his philosophy is to solve problems in the order they come up...open source not necessarily the best path.
"the problem is so unexplored about how we present knowledge to oursleve". Glad there are OS clones of Roam. Lots of open problems.
Sample problem: user-filtering backlinks
This conference, unsurprisingly, is everybody showing off their little startup projects. These young people need to be building standards.
That is – they use and evolve format standards like Markdown or JSON, but nobody is working on standards for interoperability of hypertexts, so they can easily link to each other. That's exactly the kind of thing that their more ambitious visions call for, but it doesn't seem to be the kind of thing the startup culture encourages.