Dale develops the Hacks series of books and wants to talk about Make Magazine and Safari U.
Safari U let's professors hack or remix textbooks. He's showing us a demo of how to build a book (about Web 2.0 in this case). O'Reilly doesn't sell textbooks (normally), but this is a way to come in through the side door.
The book Hardware Hacking for Geeks showed them that hacking wasn't limited to software. People who work with their hands inspired Make magazine. It's a "Martha Stewart for Geeks" (heh).
Dale found old Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines and found a spirit that's not in today's magazines. make.oreilly.com is the site and the magazine will be published quarterly.
Kites as a platform for photography, for example.
There will be a way for hackers to comment on the projects featured in Make, using a sort of blog/wiki system. Photo annotations too. They will open source some of the software for this too.
See Also: My Web 2.0 post archive for coverage of all the other sessions I attended.
Posted by jzawodn at October 07, 2004 09:29 AM