Jan Martinek: words && bytes
interested in understanding


WPUB and the future of digital publishing

July 11, 2019 Wow. On Monday last week, W3C’s Publishing Working Group decided to shelve the Web Publication’s spec draft (WPUB), citing little support from publishers and browser vendors. Working Group will focus on audiobooks where some traction is present. We attempted standardization before experimentation and incubation. Clear business needs have been hard to find. — Publishing WG Telco, 2019-07-01 WPUB intended to bring publishing to the open web. I’ve been observing the drafting process over the last two years and simultaneously (re)writing a comparison between WPUB and next-book, a cute octopus-shaped project I’ve been working on.

Talkin' bout pagination and digital books

June 21, 2017

Big Early-web Innovations

May 21, 2017

How to be wrong (for beginners)

November 18, 2014

We all should wear alarm clocks

February 27, 2014




Realizing the potential of digital books

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A photo of me: gazing into the camere in a Dreamer t-shirt.

I am a freelance designer, coder and teacher.
I use technology to cope with problems.
My background is in sociology, political science and media studies.

I am interested in understanding.