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WordPress: Bringing Ideas to Life

Siobhan McKeown
September 27, 2014

WordPress: Bringing Ideas to Life

A presentation about the Philosophy behind the philosophies of WordPress.

Siobhan McKeown

September 27, 2014
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    @SiobhanPMcKeown

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  2. P
    CAPITAL
    DANGIT

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  3. How do
    influence
    our
    DEAS
    DEALS
    ?

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  4. FREEDOM FROM...
    NEGATIVE FREEDOM

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  5. FREEDOM TO...
    POSITIVE FREEDOM

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  6. POSITIVE
    &
    NEGATIVE
    FREEDOM

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  7. Use
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  8. Use
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  9. Use
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    4 USE
    MODIFY

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  10. Use
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    FREEDOMS
    4 USE
    MODIFY
    REDISTRIBUTE

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  11. Use
    Text
    FREEDOMS
    4 USE
    MODIFY
    REDISTRIBUTE
    DISTRIBUTE
    MODIFICATIONS

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  12. Our Bill of Rights
    OUR BILL OF RIGHTS

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  13. Recap
    FREEDOM

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  14. 1SPUFDUJOHVTFS
    GSFFEPNT

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  15. 1SPUFDUJOHVTFS
    GSFFEPNT

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  16. the liberty of some must depend
    on the restraint of others.
    -- Isaiah Berlin

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  17. the liberty of users must depend
    on the restraint of developers.

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  18. A Relational Concept

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  19. certain persons exercise power over
    others
    -- Michel Foucault

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  20. USER FREEDOM
    DEVELOPER FREEDOM

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  21. so that users don’t have to
    developers solve problems

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  22. DESIGN FOR THE MAJORITY

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  23. THE VOCAL MINORITY

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  24. what can be done with fewer would in
    vain be done with more.
    -- John Duns Scotus

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  25. Occam’s Razor

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  26. for sale, baby shoes, never worn.
    -- Ernest Hemingway?

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  27. simplicity is about subtracting the
    obvious and adding the meaningful.
    -- John Maeda

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  28. DECISIONS, NOT OPTIONS

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  29. Preferences have a cost

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  30. Every time you provide an option,
    you're asking the user to make a
    decision.
    -- Joel Sponsky

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  31. STRIVING FOR SIMPLICITY

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  32. Power
    FREEDOM
    POWER

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  33. Power
    FREEDOM
    POWER
    SIMPLICITY

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  34. “Philosophers have only interpreted
    the world… the point is to change it.”
    Karl Marx
    philosophers have only interpreted the
    world… the point is to change it.
    -- Karl Marx

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  35. THANKS!
    @SiobhanPMcKeown
    Siobhanmckeown.com

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