The Difference Engine: Interview with Bruce Sterling. I guess I’ll start by asking where the term ‘slipstream’ came from. BS: It was invented by my friend the late Richard Dorsett while the two of us were discussing a category of non-genre fantasy books that we had no name for. “They’re certainly not ‘mainstream,'” I said, and “Why not ‘slipstream?'” he suggested, and I thought it was a pretty good coinage. (more)

Organize, relate, and discover everything in your life on your knowledge graph, all in one workspace. 100% free and open source. Integrates with your existing workflows. (PIM/PKM) (more)

The GraphQL Cloud Platform (more)

Pacifica launches a new online therapy service that integrates with its self-help app. Pacifica’s self-help app was created to make cognitive behavioral therapy exercises accessible to more people. Now the startup is launching a Therapist Directory for users who want to take the next step. The service allows them to find a provider, attend consultations online using Pacifica’s platform and complete exercises as part of their treatment. (more)

UI style focused on being interactive by giving user a smallish number of things to click on. (more)

Concept for an IssueTracker working across a loosely-formed group of people, each of whom is in multiple such groups, so a single unitary SaaS would be in inappropriate. cf (2020-12-22) Graph-driven SoftwareForge, (2013-07-15) Taco Task Hub, Object Browser, Group-forming, Software Bootstrap As DAO, microformat, Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts, open source, portfolio life... (more)

I research and build software tools and interfaces to help us think and create (tools for thought). I’ve been writing online since 2014 – this blog is home to a half million words I’ve written about software research, creative work, community, and the life I live in between.


The House That Fish Built – (Newsbound). A new storytelling medium is emerging. But what do we call it? (more)

Brian Donohue: on Tappable Essays (CardDeck). In April 2012, Robin Sloan launched Fish in the App Store. 2012-10-01-SloanHouseOfCards (more)

Visakan Veerasamy had some interesting tweets: it’s possible to take a long/extended view such that the bites (Twitter nuggets) constitute a much bigger web of threads. The platform definitely isn’t optimized for this but it’s very possible... How do you read books other than one word at a time? I think the difference is that books are discrete linear packages, while the web is continuous & omni-directional. Focus is a function of frame; books are pre-framed; operating in the web necessitates holding your own frame... Been reflecting on this for some time, this idea that the web destroys people’s ability to focus on something like reading a book. Sometimes I suspect people have it sort of backwards. Focusing on a single self-contained experience to me is sometimes kind of like eating baby food.. As I get older and my mind-palace gets larger and more comprehensive (with other people’s ideas) I get less & less casually-randomly interested in books written by other people. I am currently most intrigued by the books that exist only in my imagination; that’s my primary focus... I change frames a LOT – but because I keep track of a lot of them (my various twitter threads, for example), I can always go back and pick up where I left of, and over time this builds an immense, intricate extended-mind-palace. (Hypertext) (more)

Collection of cards, DeckOfCards (more)

aka Twitter Storm - swarm of Twitter posts (more)

System for certain kinds of groups to share their own digital gardens with each other, not the whole world. From Social Warrens. (more)

Nathan Baschez: A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Hardbound Update. I believed that if someone invested a lot of work, time, and love, it could happen. It would be possible to create a totally new way to read, one that would connect with readers’ brains in a deeper way than ever before. It felt so inevitable to me (more)

co-founder of "Every" newsletter bundle (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (17k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO). (You can get your own pair of garden/note-taking spaces from FluxGarden.)

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!



My Coding for fun.


Agile Product Development, Agility, Context, and Team Agency, Product Management from MVP to Product-Market Fit

My Coding

Change the World, (2020-06-27) Ways To Nudge Future; Network Enlightenment, Optimistic Near Future Vision; Huge Invention

Digital Therapeutics, (2021-05-26) Pondering a Mental Health space, CoachBot; Inside-Out Markov Chain

FluxGarden; Everyone Needs Their Own ThinkingSpace; Digital Garden; Virtual ThinkingSpace; Thinking Tools Companies; Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts; My CollaborationWare History; Wiki Proliferation; Port, al Collaboration Roadmap; Wiki For GroupWare, Overlapping Scopes Of Collaboration, Email Discussion Beside Wiki, Wiki For CollaborationWare, Collaboration Roadmap; Sister Sites; Wiki Hack

Fractally Generative Pattern Language, Small Tribe, SimplestThing, Becoming A Reality Hacker, Less-Bullshit Living, The Craft; Games To Play; Evolution, Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook, Getting Things Done, And Other Systems

Personal Cloud; 2018-11-29-NextOpenInfrastructure, 2018-11-15-BooksVsTweets; Stream/Flow Vs Garden/Stock

Social Warrens; Culture War; 2017-02-15-MindmapCultureWarSocialMediaEconomy; Cultural Pluralism

Alternatives To A College Degree; Credit Crisis 2008; Economic Transition; Network Economy; Making A Living; Varieties Of Info Technology Jobs; Generative Schooling; Product Oriented Unschooling; Reality Hacker; A 20th Century Economic Theory

Book list, Greatest Books

To Write

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