Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Oct 2013 14:26 UTC
Apple

This fascinating documentary was filmed from December 1985 to March 1986 at NeXT's team retreat in Pebble Beach. It offers a rare glimpse of Steve's vision, aspirations and managerial approach.

Remarkable documentary - several planning meetings and discussions during NeXT's early days, with Steve Jobs and his team, many of which also worked on the Macintosh. You have to see this.

Via Typographica.

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RE[7]: Sorry
by Alfman on Tue 29th Oct 2013 16:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Sorry"
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Thom Holwerda,

"We have tried this a million times over the years. It never works. People are more comfortable standing on the sidelines than actively participating. That's not a bad thing - we're all just people - but it is a fact of life."


The only kind of user participation I'm aware of since joining was having users submit their own news, which is not the same thing. I am curious to see what else you tried, when have you guys tried to do more with osnews? The format I'd envision would require some site changes since the article/comments format is inherently more suited towards discussion than participation. I feel a problem with articles today is that they're used once and then thrown away, who really wants to put work into that? Wikipedia is a different format that encourages user participation, not that we'd necessarily need a wiki, but it's one of the best examples I can think of.

I mean, you might very well be right about human nature, but then it takes something extraordinary to inspire us. Do something wacky, experimental, and fun. A sister project site with more persistence would encourage long term participation. More than just a news source, it could actually be a collaborative platform for building & studying technology in a fun way. There are some tough questions (such as how can this be funded?), but does no one else even share the vision?

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