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fwd: reply to some questions by the great Ken Knowlton [resend]
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- Subject: fwd: reply to some questions by the great Ken Knowlton [resend]
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 00:16:16 +0900
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>What I hadn't
>figured out how to ask you in time was: just how general is it -- e.g. can
>build a partially ordered structure (as in a page layout program, can you
>a relation COMPLETELY-LEFT-OF, where things that overlap horizontally DON'T
>have this link, many others do, like a diagonal mesh with lots of links
I think so, definitely.
One of the things I want to do with this is create
edit programs where you have access to cellular
components (like paragraphs, embedded database items)
and then it projects outward to "page" visualizations.
>Also, if the display is more than alphanumeric, do you have a freer display
>for example, the same node need not have multiple appearances but instead
>appears just once, with the connections appropriately twisted around?
That's a display routine you could write.
One of the forms of extensibility is New Views.
>It's clear that it would be fun to build lots of things. I think of it as
>somewhat in the
>spirit of my L6, but with a slightly more focused purpose.
Well, the purpose isn't exactly focused, but
the structure is very specific!
Ken Knowlton, one of the pioneers of computer graphics,
was making computer movies in the early nineteen-sixties
at Bell Labs. One of his projects was L6 (Labs' Lower-Level
List Language). I believe this was a set of macro routines
for for batch processing which did list threading and
added definable data structures.
Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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