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    Poll for Textbender (Recombinant Text)

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Michael Allan, Jun 30, 2007.

    Hello to the forum,

    This is an informal poll about textbender, an open source, peer-to-peer system for collaborative writing. The purpose of the poll is to sound out interest among potential users, for a proposed beta version.

    Below are the premise and the question of the poll:
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    The good part of textbender is the underlying medium of recombinant text. It promises benefits for poets and writers, from engaging in critical dialogue, to contributing to new art forms:
    Benefits of Recombinant Text for Artists

    For a more general overview of recombinant text, please see:
    The Field of Recombinant Text

    The bad part is the current implementation. Textbender is still primitive, and the medium will be a challenge for writers to work in. The beta will be almost as primitive as the alpha version shown here:
    Textbender Demonstration

    And the question, assuming that the planned beta were developed:

    1. Would you be inclined to participate as a beta user?

    2. Why? (In a word or two, what do you like or dislike about it?)
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    Responses will be summarized at:
    User Poll for Textbender Beta

    Thank you,
    Mike
     
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    Results, Poll for Textbender

    The poll results summed across the various forums are:

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           Inclined to participate
              in the proposed beta:     5
    
       Not inclined to participate:     5
    
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    details: User Poll for Textbender Beta


    The results indicate that some artists, at least, would be inclined to participate, despite a primitive beta implementation.

    The frequency of positive responses was higher than expected. It suggests that some artists might also be inclined to participate earlier than beta. To test this possibility, the project has now been opened to artists (and to other participants as well). For anyone who is interested, please see:
    Contributors to Textbender

    Thanks again,
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    Mike Allan
     

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