Permalink for this paragraph 0 And so, when I left Voyager to start Night Kitchen, we took the authors of Who Built America, The American Social History Project, as the most important model of TK3’s future users. Roy Rosenzweig, Steve Brier and Josh Brown were engaged scholars enthusiastically embracing the use of digital technology in their work as historians. If we could make something that those guys could use to produce the second volume of Who Built America without having to hire a programmer, then, I figured, we were on the right track. Although they didn’t end up doing the work themselves, WBA 2 was indeed built in TK3 and still works today.
if the electronic publishing culture was going to be as diverse and rich as print publishing, we had to enable authors to wield the tools of digital production themselves.