Tennyson Cracked

Tennyson Cracked

Decoding The Lady of Shalott

About the Book

About the Author

Andy Wootton
Andy Wootton

At the end of 2013 I started writing about 'the meta-physics of information'. I thought about ideas and creativity. I had worked in and around information systems, most recently as an analyst in 'Agile' and 'Lean' software development. I experimented with using coincidence as a creative tool which led to many ideas that I believe to be new developing and being recorded in my 'laboratory notebook' in parallel, to free up head-space. Having just escaped from a job in which I was asked to write plans for unplannable things, I asked myself what an Agile/Lean author would do. I ended up here.

Lean development tries to identify the most valuable ideas, set a direction and allow objects and structure to emerge. It requests feedback, to allow customers to help shape 'products' to their needs. Why shouldn't that work for the development of books?

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Pre-ramble
    • New technology, iterative development and new eyeballs
    • Our ‘social contract’
  • Going down to Cambridge
    • Not going to Grantchester
    • Grantchester Finally Happens
  • Shalott in Birmingham

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