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Adam Powell on the state of online community

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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby scratch » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:27 am

Meade wrote:I wouldn't call adam christopher_robin powell an annoyance.
Really more like a prick.


Even though it takes one to know one, and you are most certainly a prick, you're wrong about your fellow foron.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Meade » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:35 am

Educate me.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Adam Powell » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:12 am

pj, you're absolutely right, and no less than Steven Spielberg agrees with you -- he bought the rights to THE TALISMAN more than 20 years ago.

King and Spielberg even developed a screenplay:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118041983

They were working with TNT on a miniseries, but it looks like that version of the project is not going anywhere:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384580/

A fan, frustrated by the property's long season in "development Hell", made a demo clip to goose Spielberg and attached producer Kathleen Kennedy into action not so long ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LHFRF0mVho

So there's hope. I agree it could be a dynamite flick if handled correctly. I'd like to see Guillermo del Toro as director.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Adam Powell » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:14 am

Cory Doctorow has managed to articulate why it is that conversations on Twitter don't really work very well:

Topic 456 [inkwell.vue]: Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross - The Rapture of the Nerds
#39 of 44: Type A: The only type that counts! (doctorow) Thu Sep 20 '12 (02
:54) 24 lines

@tcn I think Twitter's a little awkward for chats, tbh. While I like the cabined-off nature of the commitment (blocking 1h to pay close attention is a LOT easier in my workflow than the sort of week-long intermittent commitment from the WELL), the mixed contexts are a PITA. People who follow me bitch that they're seeing their timeline filled up with #torchat stuff. Yes, they have a filter problem, but Twitter collapses so many contexts into a single one that it means that specialized tasks -- chatting -- ends up pissing off lots of people.
--

For extra contextual relevance, this quotation is excerpted from a publicly viewable conversation on The WELL (which remains alive).
https://user.well.com/engaged.cgi?c=ink ... t=456&q=0-

It's a fairly typical conversation, if on the heady side due to subject matter, and worth checking out as kind of a compare-and-contrast exercise. I think TDPF matches this quality in good topics on good days, but it's a level of quality we don't always maintain.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Adam Powell » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:31 am

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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby fennel » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:29 am

An NYT op-ed piece calls this thread to mind:
Reinventing Ethics. It's a call for
...well-curated agoras
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