I am not the sort of person who "airs her dirty laundry in public." I wouldn’t walk into a mixed group of friends, colleagues, and complete strangers at a party and announce something deeply personal, and so it is with Twitter. For me, Twitter is a place to chat, a replacement for the Telnet Talkers I was so fond of in the 1990s. I share things I think are interesting, I keep up with what people I know are doing, but I see it as a public place.
In early September Elliot and I announced that we were shutting down Viewport Industries. One consequence of doing so is that we no longer have an official entity to sell our products through. So we thought it would be fun to make the digital version of Insites: The Book available for free.