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Scripting News needs a curator or curators
By Dave Winer on Friday, August 06, 2010 at 8:36 AM.

A picture named pitcher.gifHere's the problem. permalink

I always get requests from people who remember a piece I wrote about this or that, but can't find the piece in Google. permalink

I know how they feel, because this happens to me all the time.  permalink

For example, I wrote a piece once that explains how engineers inside big companies feel about "outside" developers. Can't find it.  permalink

Someone asked for a pointer to a piece I wrote about eliminating clutter. I think I wrote it just in the last few months. Can't find it either.  permalink

A picture named baseballbeenberrygoodtome.gif permalink

The inverse also happens. Someone posts a link to a piece on this site, but I don't have any memory of writing it. After reading it, it all comes back -- yeah -- I put a lot of time into thinking about that and writing about it.  permalink

Basically this stuff needs to be organized and categorized and cross-related. permalink

A picture named picture.jpgI have great tools for that, and where they're lacking I don't mind writing more tools. That's what I love to do. But sifting through all the back issues of this site -- well I know I have to do it, but somehow I never have the time.  permalink

There's another piece I want to write someday -- the What Do You Do When You Wake Up piece. If you find you always want to do the same thing then that's your calling.  permalink

For me there are two things -- 1. Write new blog posts. 2. Build software. Everything else seems like work to me. Those are the things I'll gravitate to if you let me go idle. Or if I get bored doing something else.  permalink

Lately there are two other things on the list: 3. Read books. 4. Ride my bike! :-) permalink

If you're the kind of person who loves to organize written work, and have been reading this site for a while, let me know, and let's see if we can get something going. Obviously whatever we learn here can be applied to other bases of writing. permalink

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