The Web Is… Read/Write

39d12337fd962715b2633a7f21673679?s=47 Owen Gregory
October 31, 2014

The Web Is… Read/Write

The currency of written communication – words on the page, words on the screen – comprises many denominations. To further our ends in web design and development, we freely spend and receive several. Our community thrives on sharing knowledge and experience through the written word. We write articles to teach and document our processes. Some of us write books. But can there be a web design discourse that isn't focused on tools, techniques and tactics? Maybe received wisdom about online writing holds us back from gaining a deeper understanding of what we do.

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Owen Gregory

October 31, 2014
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  1. read/write the web is Owen Gregory · 31 oct 2014

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  2. read/write

  3. A So the wrier who breds more words than he

    neds is making a chore for the reader who reads. Dr Seuss `at’s why my belief is the briefer the brief is, the greater the sigh of the reader’s relief is.
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  5. To wrie: to try meticulously to retain something, to cause

    something to survive; to wres a few precise scraps from the void as i grows, to leave somewhere a furrow, a trace, a mark or a few signs. Georges Perec A
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  7. Georges Perec Tentative de description d’un programme de travail pour

    les années à venir” “
  8. Sally Kerrigan A When you wrie about your work, i

    makes all of us smarter for the efort.
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  10. A Wrie about obscure things but don’t wrie obscurely. W

    G Sebald
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  15. A Get of the main thoroughfares; you’ll se nothing there.

    W G Sebald
  16. Sir Thomas Browne Musæum Clausum, or Biblioteca Abscondita; and The

    Garden of Cyrus
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  18. W G Sebald Die Ringe des Saturn

  19. A Wriing is about discovering things hitherto unsen. Otherwise there’s

    no point to the process. W G Sebald
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  21. Frank Chimero What Screens Want” “

  22. Wilson Miner When We Build” “

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  24. A By all means be experimental, but let the reader

    be part of the experiment. W G Sebald
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  27. A Words are innocent. By using them wihout imagnation, i’s

    us who make them hateful. Umberto Eco
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  29. A Learn to recognize the approach of an ending, and

    when one appears, grab i. Paul Graham
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