Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:29 am Post
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:29 am Post
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:17 am Post
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:55 pm Post
Tripper wrote:I can't quite see the benefits of an online version of Scrivener, or am I missing something?
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:18 pm Post
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:03 pm Post
nom wrote:The problem with online apps is that if, for example, your ISP goes down, so do your apps. Power failure? No good using the battery on your laptop if it can't connect via your router. Water damage to your ADSL line? Say goodbye to your work in progress until it's fixed. And if you want to work on your project uninterrupted in the peace and tranquility of a country get-away, think again. These are just a few examples of actual connectivity issues I've experienced (including the getting away to the country to write - which had the benefit of ensuring I wasn't distracted by email and internet while using Scrivener). Hence I would never use an online only app to write a novel. Other people are obviously not as bothered by the connectivity demons as myself.
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:34 pm Post
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:12 pm Post
AmberV wrote:I don’t really understand the appeal of purely online services either. It is just a subjective opinion, but to me the ownership of one’s data is superior on all counts to every minor convenience one gains through central sync (and the argument that online web pages provide a superior form of this than what you can achieve with a computer is a bit shaky anyway, with Dropbox and so forth around).
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:37 pm Post
AmberV wrote:It is just a subjective opinion, but to me the ownership of one’s data is superior on all counts to every minor convenience one gains through central sync (and the argument that online web pages provide a superior form of this than what you can achieve with a computer is a bit shaky anyway, with Dropbox and so forth around).
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:10 pm Post
druid wrote: I'd love to swim daily in a private pool, but in reality I go to one where others maintain the water, chemicals, temperatures, cleaning, showers, and lifeguards.
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:16 pm Post
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:50 am Post
PJS wrote:I too want to share widely, but inasmuch as "my data" are indeed and in law my own, I do not share them widely or (literally) freely.
By "my data" I mean work which I have imagined, constructed, and sent off to the marketplace.
It may be that the greater world suffers measurably when I insist on getting paid for some of those data, but no as much as I suffer when I work for free.
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:07 pm Post
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