Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Node Sequencing [Was: **** Instant Outlining!!!***]
Threading cells together is a good metaphor. The key is in the definition of
the meta data/instructions bound to each cell to serve as the
infrastructure. Any ideas around on what this architecture would look like?
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> Jack Park wrote:
>> ... 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.
> The notion of stringing cells together with threads lies at the heart of the
> data structure underlying a truely effective system.
> But does that constitute an interface.
> For example, could a zig zag structure be used to implement the Radio
> Userland "instant outlining" that I'm wild to try?
> For that, one "dimension" consists of responses to a node -- and since
> each node in the hiearchy has it's own set of responses, is there still
> one "dimension" in the structure? Conceptually, I think there is, but
> it seems to me that Zig Zag would have needed to add a new dimension
> to deal with responses for each node. Did I get the wrong impression,
> or is that how it would work?