From: Rohit Khare (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 11:07:10 PST
>Fixing the Computer World with bidirectional connections
>Theodor Holm Nelson
>Project Xanadu and Keio University
>Note: "Xanadu", "ZigZag" and "Floating World" are software trademarks.
>The cosmology and furniture of the existing computer world are all
>artificial constructs. Computers have no nature until it is given to them.
>They would not be hierarchical or have "applications" and three-letter
>extensions, except that somebody decided to make them that way. Word
>processing, spreadsheet and database are about as natural as General Motors
>and Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream. It could all be much better, and there
>is an infinity of other possibilities. But anything else will *also* be an
>artificial world -- and must fight to exist in the continuous war of
>business rivalry and standardization politics. The structures I have worked
>on are all based on bidirectional linking. I will discuss in particular the
>Xanadu designs (esp. xu88/Udanax Green), ZigZag and Floating World, all of
>which are or will be Open Source.
>Friday, March 31, 2000
>For more information please contact Diane Triantis at 949-824-7403.
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