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<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="utf-8">
-<title>Modern vs. Postmodern</title>
+<title>Webmaking For Knitters</title>
#content {
font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
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position: relative;
width: 100%;
height: 430px;
+ overflow: hidden;
+ background: black;
+ text-align: center;
#visual {
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<div id="subtitle-toggle">Show subtitles</div>
<div id="credits">
- This mini-presentation is based on writing by <a href="">Ian Bicking</a>.
+ <p>This <a href="">quickpreso</a> is a response by <a href="">Atul</a> to two questions posed by <a href="">Mark Surman</a>:</p>
+ <p><em>What sort of web makers do you most want us to work with next year? <br>How would these people use the products and programs we're building?</em></p>
+ <p>Atul didn't really answer the second question, though.</p>
<script src="jquery.min.js"></script>
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+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
-Modern is tight, highly engineered, exacting, not forgiving when integrating external ideas or modification.
+When Atul first started knitting, everything looked like gobbledygook.
-<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
-Consumer electronics are very modern. You don't go futzing with them, adding circuits or opening things up. You use the ports you are given.
+Over time he learned how threads wove into a fabric.
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
-Postmodern systems are organic, and involve multiple people who don't necessarily share a vision or even think highly of each other.
+A teacher showed him how to hack and debug his knits with a crochet hook if he missed a stitch.
-<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
-Road transportation is postmodern compared to rail; all you need is a thing with wheels, and a willingness to obey the rules...
+And he was able to start crafting his own things.
-<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+<a href=""><img src="" width="640"></a>
-And even then you can put an orange triangle on your wheeled thingy and start breaking the normal rules.
+Knitting is a bit like coding.
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+Everything looks like an incoherent jumble at first.
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+But soon you perceive the connections between things.
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+And understand how individual parts come together to form a cool thing.
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+But knitting is also a bit more tangible than coding.
+<img src="">
+It's harder to trace a program's path through code than it is to trace a thread of yarn through a knit.
+<a href=""><img src=""></a>
+We should build tools that make it easier to understand the connections between different parts of code, so that knitters can be webmakers too.
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