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Re: [zzdev] :zz: Orthoplex or Hypergrid? You decide
- To: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [zzdev] :zz: Orthoplex or Hypergrid? You decide
- From: "B. Fallenstein" <b.fallenstein@xxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 00:44:12 +0200
- Cc: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx, ih@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, lac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Helen Ashman <hla@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Adam.Moore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Tim Brailsford <tim.brailsford@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Craig D. Stewart" <craig.stewart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, naemura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Ted Nelson wrote:
> Since then I remembered an earlier generic term I'd proposed for it--
> "hypergrid". This might be a little clearer and I like it slightly better.
> It turns out that both of them are used. For what it's worth, 'orthoplex'
> has "about" 360 entries at Google, 'hypergrid' has "about" 142.
> Since what is chosen is *not* my trademark, I put it to everybody
> to decide the best term (as long as it's not too much like "zigzag" :).
I've been thinking about the name issue too and one name I very much
like is "mangrove"-- the tropical plant that grows in all directions.
With respect to 'orthoplex' and 'hypergrid': 'Orthoplex,' to quote
Katariina Ervasti's spontaneous reaction, "sounds boring." (I
wholeheartedly agree.) I like 'hypergrid' slightly better, but on the
other hand, it sounds too darned technical, or at least
science-fictionish. Can't we do any better?