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Re: [zzdev] :zz,pdm,spi,virt: the continuing OS thread

On Fri, Oct 09, 1998 at 06:18:13PM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
> 1)  My principal point is that it's not just a data structure.
>  Like any idea, but more than most, it can be made the
>  center of a complete all-encompassing paradigm for
>  the structuring of interaction, the structuring of relationships,
>  the structuring of programs, the structuring of utilities.
> Existing operating systems are based on files, directories,
>  and hierarchies, with a lot of string-referential mechanisms
>  for the selection and manipulation of these things.  That is
>  not merely the file structure, it is the unifying conceptual
>  structure.  I am proposing another unifying conceptual
>  structure.  Drivers can be added !-)

Well explained sir!

> Repeating Andrew's second remark above:
> >However, that doesn't
> >make Zigzag a complete OS in itself.
> 2)  I didn't say it *is*.  Could be.  And the point I am
>  making to my students, and y'all readers, is that things
>  could be *completely different*.  Most people don't get that.

Yes indeed.  I think we definitely agree there.

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