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Omnisio extended

Omnisio extended - April 1, 2008

Within an hour of looking at http://omnisio.com I had edited together 68 Youtube videos totaling almost 10 hours that teach the Rebol language: http://www.omnisio.com/v/xumrz8rdjhG/rebol-programming-tutorials-by-nick-antonaccio

I also added a first comment.

I think Omnisio may introduce millions of people to the advantages of transcluding content. I started to think of how to make it better:

Clips can be text and/or sound (in a scrollable window) or even a complete web page.

You can switch into a mode that resembles edit mode (a timeline), but now has intersecting timelines that can be selected and viewed.

Comments can contain clickable URL's (including pop-up windows with more content).

Instead of just a single window, have windows connected zigzag style (later in a multi-user 3D world), with the focus window only playing. All movies would remember where you were at when last watching it and start from there. You could also add private bookmarks.

A timeline can consist of a speed-controllable scrolling text string with intersecting text strings that can be selected. Multimedia windows can be inline with the text and viewed at any time. You can see moving video and hear sound in them as they "pass by" while reading.

Add a xanalogical permascroll to the list of sources.

Here's something I wrote January 14, 2000: "A few years ago I dreamed I was flying through floating streams of text, video images, and sounds. Trailing off from the main thread I was following were related threads I could also follow, and trailing from them were other threads. I called this Thoughtspace. This was before I had heard of cyberspace. Something like this will be the Future of Information." (Later, I learned that Ted Nelson had already used the word "thoughtspace". I don't know if he was the first. "The Future of Information" is my favorite book by Ted.)

Jack Seay
Galileo Galilei “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”