Two more chapters are live on DjangoBook:
The comment system is interesting, and I think it’s great for the authors – but while it’s cool, I’m honestly not a huge fan of it. One of the best things about the comment set to my mind is getting the collaborative effects inline with the document – frankly, available right then and there. To be clear – visible on a print-out. Yeah, I print it out. Sorry – paper kicks even the best display’s ass for contrast and flexibility of purpose.
A friend pointed me towards Rob Flickenger’s latest gig – HackerFriendly, which is actively working on this really cool product that drives a publication from a wiki. I saw a copy of their latest new book (How to accelerate your internet at MindCamp, which Rob told me was published for $10 a copy on demand. Now take a look at the pdf of the content. That’s some excellent stuff in there. It was developed for the NGO’s, but that is some seriously good technical documentation in there. (They have another – Wireless Networking in the Developing World from back in January that looks equally compelling).