Great news Eric and congratulations to Lee for the breakthrough work!
Eric Armstrong wrote:
> I spent a couple of hours with Lee the other day,
> going over the architecture and capabilities of
> Nodal. Much of what we discussed has yet to be
> incorporated into his paper at
> But the bottom line is that I am convinced his NODAL
> mechanism is indeed a better design for the KRNL
> (Knowledge-Repository Node Layer), which I had been
> trying to construct. I eventually bailed out when the
> complexity grew overwhelming. But Lee isolated the
> defects, simplified the thing enormously, and at the
> same time added drastically new concepts based on
> Groves and abstract data modeling.
> The result, I truly believe, is a superb undertaking
> that will serve as solid foundation for the
> Engelbart-inspired tools we have separately
> envisioned -- and one that will go a long way towards
> helping them work together.
> The ambitious aim of his undertaking is to create a
> node-based "file system" that can be used by any
> application in the same way they use current file
> systems -- but which provides granular addressability,
> versioning, and all the rest to smarter applications.
> In other words, it is stone-dead killer.
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