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On Skype: [7:54:32 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: I think we've got to better assimilate the ramifications of web 2.0. And by "we", I mean everyone but me. [7:55:21 PM] Tahl Raz says: "I think we've got to better assimilate the … Read More

By / March 20, 2007

On Skype:

[7:54:32 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: I think we've got to better assimilate the ramifications of web 2.0. And by "we", I mean everyone but me.

[7:55:21 PM] Tahl Raz says: "I think we've got to better assimilate the ramifications of web 2.0." Am I supposed to understand what that means? Perhaps it was meant for Maddie?

[7:55:52 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: Requires elaboration and contextualization, but the punchline is that it's fine to change headlines, pics, and even text once a story is up.

[7:56:07 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: or it should be fine, or will be fine in the future

[7:56:28 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: it's the wiki way

[7:57:40 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: it clashes with bricks-and-mortar journalistic notions of what's professional, or even ethical, in the case of changing text, but it's how this shit works. Izzy mentioned in her Grodstein blog post that adding a paragraph would be "unforgivable." It's true that plenty of people would be unable to forgive it, but that's totally analog.

[7:59:20 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: the expectation that a piece is frozen in amber once it's published won't survive in online journalism, and it shouldn't, we're not working on paper anymore, we shouldn't monkey the printing press. It's like a guy in an Ayn Rand novel building steel bridges but using the proportions of concrete bridges, proportions that were necessary because of the limitations of concrete. If there's staffing and energy and will to allow a piece to evolve, it should be able to. There are drawbacks to that but there are always drawbacks.

[8:01:45 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: Charles Darwin published six version of the Origin of Species, he tinkered with it endlessly and rewrote twenty thousand out of thirty thousand sentences.

[8:02:00 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: that shit is the biz. but instead of editions, version control.

[8:04:26 PM] Tahl Raz says: post those graphs on the shvitz and see what people have to say

[8:05:06 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: k

[8:08:03 PM] Tahl Raz says: gotta go. hang loose.

[8:08:32 PM] Joey Kurtzman says: keep it real

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