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:zz: [fixed] Why map everything into ZigZag cells?
- To: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: :zz: [fixed] Why map everything into ZigZag cells?
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 01:51:16 -0700
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxx, Wendy Hall <W.Hall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, lac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ih@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Some people question why we should map everything
into structures of ZZ cells, when there are easier and more
efficient ways to do things.
The answer is severalfold--
- elegant tradition in the computer field: to define something
in terms of itself is considered to be high-level.
- it's kind of fun.
- perhaps more important:
-- It allows a complete state of the whole system to be
expressed without reference to any other components;
-- it detaches all operations from any proprietary or
This doesn't mean there can't be implementations that
leverage on people's favorite tools and world. It does,
however, mean there can be an interchangeable structure
which has no reference to any of these--
"Write on anything, run anywhere."
All best, Ted
Theodor Holm Nelson
Project Professor, Keio University SFC Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
Visiting Professor, University of Southampton, England
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