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I hope you'll enjoy reading the original Traction Product Proposal, dated October 1997. Many early Traction concepts carried over directly to the Teampage product first commercially released in July 2002, but we've also learned a lot since then - as you might hope! The quotes still make me smile. The Proposal and Annotated References may be particularly helpful to students interested in the history and evolution of hypertext.

Motivated by Chris Nuzum's recent Tripping Up Memory Lane talk at HyperKult 2015, and Takashi's Design Concepts followup, I'm happy to continue the Traction history theme. I've removed the Confidential markings from the Proposal, and released it under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial license (CC BY-NC 4.0), so you're welcome to read and use it for non-commercial purposes with attribution. Please link directly to this blog post.
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"So, I say, is this a relaunch of the Fat Duck, the restaurant made famous by the delicious whimsy of egg and bacon ice cream, snail “porridge” and “Sounds of the Sea”, the shellfish eaten to a headphone soundtrack of crashing waves? “It’s a maturing of the Duck,” he says. The most annoying question he’s ever been asked, he says, is: “When will the menu change?” Many of the dish titles have indeed been on the multi-course tasting menu for years.

“The titles may stay the same,” he says, “But the dishes change.” That said, he admits that some have evolved as far as they can. So what happens to a Blumenthal dish that has stopped developing? “It comes off the menu. We may put them into a hall of fame, available for people who have come from the other side of the world for them.” Among those coming off are the orange and beetroot jellies – the orange is golden beetroot, the red, blood orange, which screws with your head – the egg and bacon ice cream, the mustard ice cream with red cabbage gazpacho, the snail porridge, the quail jelly and the salmon with liquorice.

What about “Sounds of the Sea”? He’s almost affronted. “No, that stays,” he says, along with the savoury ice lollies made to look like Twisters, Fabs and Zooms. Thinking about the idea of a meal as a story he turned for help to Lee Hall, writer of Billy Elliot. “He looked at the menu and said that with the ice lollies and the Sounds of the Sea this is basically a holiday. It’s about those childhood feelings of adventure, discovery and curiosity.” What does this mean for diners? “It means the menu will now be a story. It will have an introduction and a number of chapters and the chapter headings that will give you an idea of what is coming.” I ask him for details and he references Alice in Wonderland but then says only: “It will start with breakfast.”
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"Generative audio mashup tool for remixing your iTunes library or sounds learned directly from the microphone. This very unique app constantly learns new sounds, organizes them by their similarity, and allows you to play them back interactively as a sampler, or by letting the AI ply them back automatically by matching to a song or the microphone input, creating an automated mashup.

Interactive clustering of the sounds lets you visually see all of the sounds learned, clustering similar sounds together. Use the touchscreen to trigger their playback, creating an instrument out of all the sounds you’ve taught the app."
Memory MosaiciOS app by Parag K Mital uses AI breaks down songs in your library into a cluster of samples allowing you to replay them as you wish: “Generative audio mashup tool for remixing your...
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"Tripping Up Memory Lane" Hyperkult 2015. Hypertext lessons learned talk by Traction Software co-founder and CTO +Christopher Nuzum
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"Fifty-one years after Marshall McLuhan first wrote "The Medium is the Message," Paul Ford's 38,000-word magnum opus on programming embodies that vision. The print version of the story, which covers 72 pages in a special issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, strains the definition of "article." It's really a short book about computing, computers and culture, and an excellent one at that."
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"The event brought together approximately fifty technologists, publishers, and writers from a range of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, the New Yorker, First Look, Time Magazine and others. Our goal was to bring these industry leaders up to speed on the state of the technology and the standards efforts afoot, and to learn from them how annotation might play a role in the future of online journalism."

An important event, worth careful reading (and annotation). A few highlights:

"...Bassey Etim (New York Times), Amy Hollyfield (PolitiFact), and Andy Carvin (First Look Media) provided a sense of the landscape of annotation within the publishing world. What was clear from the panel is that comments are broken in more ways than one. There was much talk of trolling throughout the day and whether annotation systems could save us from the Dark Tetrad of personality that trolls bring to the Internet (Greg Barber of The Washington Post brought up a study using this phrase/concept in relation to trolling)... Both Genius and Hypothesis have shown that expert annotation is a clear value add to news content."

"By the time Stephen Levy of Medium took the stage, his platform’s slick annotation functionality had already been invoked more than once. There was a broad sentiment at the summit that for annotation to succeed in journalism at scale, journalists would have to become more involved in commenting and responding to comments on their articles, and Medium systematizes this by giving author control over what annotations appear on their articles publicly. If Schepers had said something to the effect of, “Medium annotation is great, but it’s only for Medium,” Christopher Glazek of Genius essentially made the argument that Genius’s “beta” offsite annotation functionality was Medium for every page on the Internet. Glazek, a journalist himself, shared an annotated, “DVD extras”  version of his own New York Times Magazine piece, which included annotations from the subject of the article and a larger community of commenters (note: Genius has currently turned off their proxy service on the Times so you can’t view the annotated article that way). With very much the same technology as Hypothesis (extension, bookmarklet, proxy), Genius, in Glazek’s words, wants to be both Facebook and Wikipedia for every page on the Internet–both a commentary and an encyclopedia layer for the Web."

"Dan Gilmore, one of the final respondents who offered their thoughts on the proceedings of the day, took this idea further, asking the participants to think not only about annotation as an “end product”–that is as post-publication commentary–but as “part of the process” of news publishing itself. What, for example, is the role of annotation in news gathering? Could we imagine new production as iterative, including the annotations of the public during the process or journalistic composition? And how might annotations become news themselves, that is embedded within articles by journalists? It seems a shock to the system to imagine writers and readers as collaborators in the production of the news, but perhaps its the revival that online journalism needs."
Poynter Annotation Summit leaflet. Together with the Poytner Institute, and with funding from the Knight Foundation and Craigconnects, Hypothesis hosted an “Annotation Summit” at The New York Times Building last week. The event brought together approximately fifty technologists, publishers, ...
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"When Captain Ahab went in search of the great white whale Moby Dick, he had absolutely no idea whether he would find Moby Dick, whether Moby Dick would allow himself to be found, whether Moby Dick would try to immediately capsize the ship or instead play cat and mouse, or whether Moby Dick was off mating with his giant whale girlfriend.

What happened was entirely up to Moby Dick.

And Captain Ahab would never be able explain to himself or anyone else why Moby Dick would do whatever it was he'd do.

You're Captain Ahab, and the big company is Moby Dick."
+Marc Andreessen (2007) via +Steven Sinofsky 

Excellent prescriptive advice on dealing with big companies, a compelling metaphor, and great quotes. Read Marc's closing thought.
"There she blows," was sung out from the mast-head. "Where away?" demanded the captain. "Three points off the lee bow, sir." "Raise up your wheel. Steady!" "Steady, sir." "Mast-head ahoy! Do you see that whale now?" "Ay ay, sir! A shoal of Sperm Whales! There she blows! There she breaches!" ...
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""The larger whales, whalers seldom venture to attack. They stand in so great dread of some of them, that when out at sea they are afraid to mention even their names, and carry dung, lime-stone, juniper-wood, and some other articles of the same nature in their boats, in order to terrify and prevent their too near approach.

-- Uno Von Troil's Letters on Banks's and Solander's Voyage to Iceland In 1772"
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Walrus and Carpenter Oyster Farm Dinner, Ninigret RI. With Chef Benjamin Sukle of Birch Restaurant, Providence RI. August 25, 2015 http://walrusandcarpenteroysters.com
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"We see the SEP as a way of organizing people to produce and maintain this reference work, as opposed to a publication effort," said executive editor and research associate Uri Nodelman."
The Stanford scholars who founded the groundbreaking online encyclopedia say that the project owes its success to the unique way it organizes its community of contributors, editors and users.
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PLA’s influential Academy of Military Sciences (AMS) issues a new edition of The Science of Military Strategy (SMS) about ever 15 years. The 2014 edition explicitly lifts the lid on Chinese thinking on Network Warfare. McReynolds writes an excellent summary. In short, don't talk about Network Warfare without reading this.
This article by Joe McReynolds originally appeared in the Jamestown Foundation's China Brief and can be found in its original form here.  When tracking the
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Since the release of Science Gossip a little less than a month ago, 3,600 volunteers have enthusiastically completed 160,000 classifications of natural history illustrations from the pages of 19th ...
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About 50 years ago, Andy van Dam joined the Brown University faculty with the world's second PhD in Computer Science (earned at the University of Pennsylvania). Today many of Andy’s friends, faculty, students and former students are celebrating his 50 years at Brown with Stone Age, Iron Age and Machine Age panels.

You can read about Andy’s honors and achievements on his Wikipedia page, and Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi's answer to Why is professor Andy Van Dam (Andy) so cool? Here are two short stories from me.
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President and co-founder of Traction Software Inc, creator of Traction TeamPage. Have over 30 years experience as an architect and engineer of publishing, hypertext, and signal processing systems starting at Brown University. Prior to Traction Software, worked at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Mentor Graphics / Context, and Electronic Book Technologies (EBT), Inc. Miss Bliss-10.
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