Jonathan Zdziarski (aka @NerveGas) on user demands: “There is definitely a place for users and their demands, however that’s not inside the community (unless they’re also contributing devs); the community, as in practicing any art form, is vulnerable; you wouldn’t sit and criticize a painter while they’re still painting their piece. The user base needs to be moved outside of the artistic realm and into the museum, where you software is on display.”

Real-time collaboration like in Google Docs creates stress as writers feel watched by their co-authors

“Writers don’t want first drafts visible to the editor.” — Journalist

Writers often need to initially ideate or experiment with new ideas in private, and then share the new material with their collaborators when they are ready to do so.

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