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  1. Mar 2019
    1. curators

      I.e., more browsing than searching, and plenty of serendipity.

    2. go from one file to another directly

      "better than Gopher" because, with Gopher you went from one file to the navigation page and then to the next file. But more confusing.

    1. sometimes branches would fuse together

      Another small difference: Inserting such a fuse in today's mindmapping apps is a pain because they urge us into the tree structure.

  2. Feb 2019
    1. using one screen to look at the detail at any time, and the other to show you the larger view, with automatic node-brightening indication of where these detailed items fit in the larger view.

      While much of this subsection may look like ConceptMapping, this dual screen technique is clearly beyond. But it was never really leveraged because the doctrine of the Split Attention Effect was carried over from the paper world.

    2. follow the associative trails makes practical a new symbol-structuring process whose use can make a significant difference in the concept structuring

      My associative trails lead me to the 'cognitive plausibility' of hypertext, and to the mythbusters who have soon eradicated it before it could bear fruit. For example Dillon, A. (1996). Myths, misconceptions, and an alternative perspective on information usage and the electronic medium. In J.-F. Rouet, J. J. Levonen, A. Dillon, & R. Spiro, (Eds.), Hypertext and cognition (pp. 25-42). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, cited e.g. here.

    3. the human can have the freedom and power of disorderly processes.

      and plan-change

    4. rearranging of text and diagrams

      This seemingly banal rearranging plays a big role in the report. Since then, we focussed on logistics such as transmitting and storing of information. Isn't this much more banal? Incremental rearranging also enables the "freedom and power of disorderly processes" (below, 2c5f5)

    5. the distance and elevation between the points indicated appear on the right-hand third

      He puts the details on the right, and the overview on the left, as we still do with folder navigation or message lists. But he allocates the larger part to the overview while we think we must privilege the details, at the expense of the overview.

    1. trivial detail

      I think our task is to find such small differences, which might give us a hint about where it went wrong.