Re: Home pages

David Long (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 17:34:57 -0500

>What would be great is a page that is just one large form, with one text
>input box where you could enter any text you want ...

Yes! The text one entered could be *parsed*, so one could actually
compose more semantically-rich utterances than the "me tarzan, you
jane" level of discourse provided by Window/Icon/Menu/Pointer interfaces.

Instead of replacing the input text with the result, one might even imagine
interleaving input and output on a scrolling display: the upper part
of the screen would serve as a cache of most-recently-used interactions,
so one wouldn't need to use a back button or undo to review recent context.