Rethinking writing for the phone age

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Craig Mod, interviewed at Nieman Journalism Lab:

But the iterative component of the writing process, and also the flow of using the smartphone, that was really just coming from “how do we treat this, and what part of writing feels indigenous to a smartphone?” Obviously, the longform part doesn’t feel super-indigenous to a smartphone. But looking at the capabilities of a smartphone, you’re out — especially as a traveller — exploring a new city, and you notice things. I use little notepads. I use Simplenote to take a lot of notes.

This is the other extreme from the magazine shovelware I was talking about last week. One is trying to cram yesterday’s publishing into today’s tech, the other is trying to create tomorrow’s publishing from today’s tech.

I know which I find more interesting.

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