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:zz: "The visual magic of ZigZag"? (fwd)

From an e-mail exchange with Mike Mosher:

>Who is your Susan Kare?  That is, who on your ZigZag tem is the person
>who'll find the visual magic in the environment you've built?  Susan was
>the one who showed that MacPaint could evoke a Japanese print.

ZigZag cannot have, of itself, any look and feel-- though a
 particular implementation can.  It is an abstract structure
 with spatial hooks for interface and connection.  So some
 pretty implementation might be nice, but it wouldn't be
 the *real* ZigZag, any more than some piece of calligraphy
 would be the *real* number 2.

Best, Ted

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