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As someone who, at this point, is quite unfamiliar with coding and this type of digital media speak, I think that one of the main points that I took from Stolley's Manifesto is that lo-fi production technologies are built to be changed. They are "modular and swappable" but also seem to be ever improving. Many of the manifestos touched on a point that there will always be another program or software out there that is better or more appropriate, proving that change is inevitable. This requires constant learning and seeking of knowledge by the individual to stay abreast with the changes in the technological world. Learning about Git, GitHub, and other version control systems helped to solidify that thought due to the level of importance of tracking the changes that are made by an individual or a team to a particular project.

Stolley's manifesto is fair, but harsh, and insightful, but limits the human ability.  Just like we did not learn to be good, or even half decent writers, in a day, we cannot be expected to learn all of the ins and outs of digital, in a day, or even a lifetime.  However, I believe Stolley limits the potential of human ability.  The thing with writing, and even more so, digital media, is that it can in my opinion never be perfected.  With the changing and growing human intellect writing can continue to become more poetic, more engaging, and is variable as time goes along.  The same goes for digital.  No one has yet to crack all of the boundaries of this medium, so for Stolley to talk about limitation, version control, and that individuals need to command lo-fi before exploring hi-fi is robbing ourselves of exploration.  Because digital is so variable, the ways in which we learn it should be also.  After viewing the GitHub tutorials, I think the platform will be a good means in which to explore revision safely, but also provide the opportunity for risk (and reward).

Hello all, resident Git fanatic here.  I'm already familiar with Git and Github: I've used it on a large professional project, taught people to use it for their smaller professional projects, and I keep all my projects on Github.  My public profile is gabikeane if you want to poke around my repos or snatch my code. read more