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Philip Durbin
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Is Presentator an open source alternative to InVision?

In the Open Source Design forum it was just suggested that Presentator might be considered an open source alternative to InVision:

https://discourse.opensourcedesign.net/t/invision-invisionapp-com/189/8

Does that sound right?

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"I think my brain has turned to custard." -- https://twitter.com/SimonNRicketts/status/857947428741369856
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*For most of our history, the public domain was just over the horizon.*

"This is the ways things always were—until quite recently. For most of our history, the public domain was just over the horizon. From 1790 until 1978, the average copyright term was never more than thirty-two years, meaning that most culture just a generation and a half old was free for anyone to build upon without the permission of anyone else."

From "Free Culture" by Lawrence Lessig, pages 24-25 http://www.free-culture.cc/freeculture.pdf http://www.free-culture.cc

See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPbe4UUQL38 but the audio isn't so great.
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I just finished The Circle by Dave Eggers. Parts of it are good but a quick search for "overwrought" reveals a review that sums up my general feelings: https://newrepublic.com/article/115062/dave-eggers-circle-reviewed
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IBM on young girls programming in 1968

"a 1968 major ad from IBM for their new programming language. Very clear what they thought programmers look like" -- https://twitter.com/pwnallthethings/status/733851975389962241

Here's the text from the ad:

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Susie Meyer meets PL/I

The story of how a single language answers the question, "Can a young girl with no previous programming experience find happiness handling both commercial and scientific applications, without resorting to an assembler language?" Let's face it. The cost of programming just keeps going up. So for some time to come, how well you in your job depends on how programmers like Susie Meyer do theirs.

That's the reason for PL/I, the high-level language for both scientific and commercial applications.

With PL/I, programmers don't have to learn other high-level languages. They can concentrate more on the job, less on the language.

So think about PL/I. Not just in terms of training, but in terms of the total impact it can have on your operation.

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See also and http://thecomputerboys.com/?p=189 "Making Programming Masculine" at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~nathanen/files/cbi-gender.pdf which mentions 1968.
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