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Silence pesky nitpickers brandishing books and stone tablets

Obviously this isn't a service meant to compete with the permanence of dead trees.
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<h1>About gist.io</h1>
- <p>There's a scale of permanence to writing. On one end, we have the tweet: brief and ephemeral. On the other end of the scale, we have longform blog writing: unlimited in length and hopefully impervious to the passage of time.</p>
+ <p>There's a scale of permanence to writing on the web. On one end, we have the tweet: brief and ephemeral. On the other end of the scale, we have longform blog writing: unlimited in length and hopefully impervious to the passage of time.</p>
<p>Sometimes, we just want to share a bit of writing that is neither. Maybe we want to write for a specific audience, but don’t want to address the people who usually read our blogs. Maybe it’s just something that doesn’t fit into 140 characters.</p>
<p>For these situations, even setting up a Tumblr seems like too much effort. Pastebins are great, but the reading experience sucks in general, and particularly on mobile devices.</p>
<p>Gist.io is a solution for that, inspired by Mike Bostock’s delightful <a href="http://bl.ocks.org/">bl.ocks.org</a>.</p>

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@whit537

Here's the conversation leading up to this:

http://storify.com/whit537/don-t-forget-books/

@idan
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@chad: I don't really understand what axe you're grinding here. Nobody is pretending that books don't exist, or that they suck. I haven't written any books and I'm not likely to, so the web is likely the vessel for any ideas I'd like to share, for the ages or not.

If you're looking for some penny to drop on my end, you'll need to explain what realization you'd like me to have.

@whit537

The meta-point is about not disparaging feedback.

@idan
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@whit537

🍰 :D

@whit537

Thank you. :-)

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