March 10, 2015
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Fallows on Tinderbox

Fallows on Tinderbox

James Fallows: Interesting Software Update.

1) "Getting Started With Tinderbox." For the past few years, my go-to workhorse program for data organizing/software-for-thinking has been the Mac-only program Tinderbox, from Eastgate Systems in Watertown, Massachusetts. (My program for writing, as I can't mention often enough, is the absolutely unparalleled Scrivener, from Literature and Latte software in Cornwall, England.)

Lots of interesting discussion of Tinderbox and of Jerry Michalski's use of “The Brain”.

Fallows calls attention to Tinderbox pricing; these days, Tinderbox is an unusually costly program. Michael Tsai (whose Spam Sieve is indispensable for someone like me whose email address is old and widely known) has an excellent directory of recent discussions about sustainable software.