The Newest New Typography

I love what Gerry Leonidas says in his Ampersand Conference talk (at about 29:30) about making better use of stuff like Markdown to create a more browser-centric set of tools. We use so many apps for slides, spreadsheets, writing, etc. and they do a terrible job of talking to each other (you can’t copy, paste, import, or share files between apps without furious rage).

Actually this is the first step for them (App Creators) to throw away all their applications that are standalone for desktop users and just roll everything onto something that happens through a browser.

Happily, I see this starting to happen with things like Editorially and Reveal.js. And psst. I’m speaking at the November 2 NYC Ampersand, which you should attend.