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At Basecamp, we’re in the midst of a debate over an Applause feature that was designed to improve communication but might be stoking unwanted anxiety. In this episode, CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and iOS designer Tara Mann present different sides of the Applause debate and explore the ways behavior patterns in social media are trickling into the workplace. We also look at how world-famous pianist Glenn Gould challenged norms around performance, audiences, and applause.
- Glenn Gould's biography - 00:03
- Kevin Bazzana has written two books on Glenn Gould. They are Glenn Gould: The Performer in the Work and Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould. He also consulted on the documentary Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould and you can watch a clip of Kevin talking about Gould's notes. - 2:20
- "Let's Ban Applause!" can be found in The Glenn Gould Reader, edited by Tim Page. - 2:38
- An overview of the Applause feature in Basecamp 3 - 4:46
- "We decided to kill a feature to figure out how to make it better" by David Heinemeier Hansson (Signal v. Noise) - 5:05
- DHH on Twitter - 12:25
- DHH loves to argue on Twitter. Hear more in this Rework episode. - 13:15
- Tara Mann's website/Twitter/Instagram - 13:28
- Tara's most famous tweet - 16:30
- A Glenn Gould Fantasy on YouTube (start at 53:20 to hear the ending) - 22:02
- Bonus Gould! A controversial 1962 performance with the New York Philharmonic of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor where conductor Leonard Bernstein kind of disavows Gould's interpretation before they even start playing. Wikipedia has a transcription of Bernstein's remarks.
- Bonus piano! A Monty Python sketch where a pianist performs the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 from inside a big sack.