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:zz: Orthoplex or Hypergrid? You decide
- To: 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
- Subject: :zz: Orthoplex or Hypergrid? You decide
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 23:30:21 +0100
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxx
To the greater ZigZag/orthoplectic community:
As you know, "ZigZag" is my registered trademark, intended for systems
under my design direction.
However, other people will be doing other stuff that I hope is compatible,
and so I suggested at the workshop in Denmark that we needed a generic
term. I suggested "orthoplex". and "orthoplectic" as the adjective.
Les Carr found out that this also has some meaning in mathematics.
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" :).
Theodor Holm Nelson
Project Professor, Keio University SFC Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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