Version Control for Writers

Yaroslav Halchenko lists at
Thu Aug 1 17:05:06 CEST 2013

btw -- another interesting idea which I now remembered but which wasn't
yet mentioned I believe:  collaborate on google docs but keep version
control outside under git:


On Wed, 31 Jul 2013, Dylan Kinnett wrote:

> Hello group,

> I joined this group because I'm interested in using version control
> software to help writers, editors, publishers, scholars and archivists. In
> my efforts to figure this out, I've been introduced to Git, and to
> Flashbake, and to Git-Annex Assistant. These powerful tools are great!
> Because I'm a web developer in my day job, I'm sure I'll be able to learn
> them quickly enough and put them to work. The trouble is, most of the
> people I work on writing with are not so skilled with computers. Since most
> of this stuff is open source, I'm looking for ways to make these tools a
> little more user friendly, for the average writer, editor, etc.

> Here is a link to a blog post where I detailed some of my early thoughts on
> the subject:

> I would be grateful for any thoughts, comments, advice, etc. that any of
> you might be able to provide.
Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate,     Psychological and Brain Sciences Dept.
Dartmouth College, 419 Moore Hall, Hinman Box 6207, Hanover, NH 03755
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