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Re: Minor news

On Sat, May 15, 1999 at 03:43:33PM +0200, ____Textpert Alert____ wrote:
> On 99-05-15 17:01 +1000 sez Andrew Pam:
> > Zigzag v0.70 has been released; see:
> > http://www.xanadu.net/zigzag/ and
> > http://www.xanadu.com.au/zigzag/
> Andrew,
>   how 'bout writing a  c o n c i s e  What-ZigZag-Does or
>   What-ZigZag-Could-Be-Used-For (applications) doc?

That's Ted's department.  He's working on it.

>   All that can be learned from the above announcement is that
>   it is a "very unusual piece of software" (which in itself is
>   *counterinciting*), and that it may have to do with spatial
>   puzzles, which, ehemmm, "could be fun" but which, alas, may
>   require "Good Luck!". U can do better.

I really just mentioned it in passing, since this is the Xanadu
mailing list.  If you want to discuss Zigzag in more detail,
you might want to join the Zigzag mailing lists:


>   This largely correct, or have I missed any hidden great
>   additional functionality that can ensue in the course
>   of playing with this Perl/Curses "Hyperstructure Kit"?

There is also a partially completed web interface.  While your description
accurately describes what the present Zigzag demo does so far, the
real intent is to show a new architecture for handling data storage and
interconnection.  Zigzag allows simple representation and manipulation
of complex structures and relationships in ways that conventional
heirarchial or table-based systems (such as word processors, outlines,
databases, spreadsheets, email clients, web browsers and operating system
filesystems) cannot.  In a sense, you could view it as Ted's emacs.

> (btw. talking about spatial puzzles; this is %slightly% clearer)


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