Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Posted by Phil Aaronson at 11:16 PM

I've been having fun playing a bit with Dave Winer's new OPML outliner/weblog tool. My little mini-site is here. Go there just to check out the headline picture if nothing else.

There's lots of really neat ideas, and I love the concept of weblog as outliner. I guess I should, I'm writing this post in my trusty Hog Bay Notebook, so outlining isn't exactly new ground. But I am cutting and pasting from the notebook to Blogger manually. And while the OPML outliner saves me from cutting and pasting, there is still a workflow issue. The intent seems more along the lines of generating (and publishing) small paragraphs at a time throughout the day. There doesn't seem to be a 'save draft', so I can work on a longer piece locally before publishing it to the web.

In short, its a neat tool so we can all build mini versions of the Scripting News site. I'm not sure that's really how I want my site exactly. But I've got to keep in mind, this is barely beta software and is still evolving. It'll be fun to watch it grow.


Blogger Steve R said...

Your mini-site is down - I suppose that's one of the risks of beta software.

8/10/2005 9:08 AM  

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