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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Node Sequencing [Was: **** Instant Outlining !!! ***]

Jack Park wrote:    (01)

> At 10:21 AM 4/23/2002 +0000, Murray Altheim wrote:
> I am watching this and it occurs to me that this discussion is roaming 
> awfully close to describing Ted Nelson's ZigZag http://xanadu.com/zigzag/
>  and also at http://www.freesoftware.fsf.org/gzz/, an open source Java 
> program based on the zigzag structure.
> http://xanadu.com/zigzag/tutorial/ZZwelcome.html is a tutorial: "A half 
> an hour that might change your life!"
> You simply must read the tutorial and play with gzz; there is no way I 
> can explain it other than with this visualization: imagine tiny cells of 
> addressable information existing in a large container.  Then, imagine 
> taking needle and thread and stitching together into a string (a 
> dimension!) whatever cells you like.  Then imagine another dimension 
> stitching together more cells (and some of those already captured in 
> another dimension).  Do this for a while and you have a massive, 
> multidimensional representation of whatever those cells are about.  Now, 
> you need to pull views out of that space.  That's what the gzz interface 
> does.  With visual tricks, it gives you an approximation of any 3 
> dimensions you want to see at the same time.    (02)

Jack,    (03)

Are you saying that this has already been done and I should lay off
the idea in order to avoid a patent infringement lawsuit?    (04)

Yikes!    (05)

Murray    (06)

PS. Thanks for the link. I'll take a look.
Murray Altheim                  <http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/murray/>
Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK7 6AA, UK    (07)

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      The rice leaves in the garden
      Rustle in the autumn wind
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