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- Subject: Omnisio extended
- From: Jack Seay <jackseay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 01:56:19 -0500
Omnisio extended - April 1, 2008
Within an hour of looking at http://omnisio.com I had edited together
68 Youtube videos totaling almost 10 hours that teach the Rebol
I also added a first comment.
I think Omnisio may introduce millions of people to the advantages of
transcluding content. I started to think of how to make it better:
Clips can be text and/or sound (in a scrollable window) or even a
complete web page.
You can switch into a mode that resembles edit mode (a timeline), but
now has intersecting timelines that can be selected and viewed.
Comments can contain clickable URL's (including pop-up windows with
Instead of just a single window, have windows connected zigzag style
(later in a multi-user 3D world), with the focus window only playing.
All movies would remember where you were at when last watching it and
start from there. You could also add private bookmarks.
A timeline can consist of a speed-controllable scrolling text string
with intersecting text strings that can be selected. Multimedia
windows can be inline with the text and viewed at any time. You can
see moving video and hear sound in them as they "pass by" while reading.
Add a xanalogical permascroll to the list of sources.
Here's something I wrote January 14, 2000: "A few years ago I dreamed
I was flying through floating streams of text, video images, and
sounds. Trailing off from the main thread I was following were related
threads I could also follow, and trailing from them were other
threads. I called this Thoughtspace. This was before I had heard of
cyberspace. Something like this will be the Future of
Information." (Later, I learned that Ted Nelson had already used the
word "thoughtspace". I don't know if he was the first. "The Future of
Information" is my favorite book by Ted.)
Galileo Galilei “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”