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:zz: Review of my ZZ data situation at Keio
- To: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: :zz: Review of my ZZ data situation at Keio
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 05:23:59 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
To review the conversation we just had ("just" meaning
before I had to crash in exhaustion) (please correct any
error that may have crept into my soggy brain):
1. You established this evening that, to your satisfaction,
zzdata sets now at CNS can be opened from all the relevant
CNS computers. (List to follow for confirmation.)
2. It has become clear that UNFORTUNATELY the zzdata
created on Linux systems (Happydoodle and Dumbo,
my Vaio) are not compatible with the CNS zzdata sets.
You can, with some bother, move them by hand from the
Linux to the CNS format.
In the meantime I can go on working with my Linux datasets
SEPARATELY from the CNS datasets, but you'll have to
move them by hand as needed.
(And unfortunately your backup of the CNS datasets onto
Happydoodle does not allow them to be USED on Happydoodle.
That's an entirely different problem.)
This incompatibility will be corrected in the next version
But BEFORE THAT, you will create a converter program
between the two formats, since you say it isn't much trouble.
MEANWHILE, UNTIL THESE TWO DENOMINATIONS
OF ZIGZAG BECOME RECONCILED,
0. I'll have to go on working separately on the Linux and
CNS versions of ZigZag as mutually incompatible, as if
they were English and French-- or Catholic and Protestant.
1. You will convert the distribution data that went out with 0.50
-- a LINUX dataset-- to be viewed from CNS, and put it
into my public_html/zigzag directory under the name
so my students can explore it.
2. I will be able to work on the datasets already at Keio
to create handouts for my students.
(Fortunately these individual datasets do not need to be
combined with one another at the present time, though
I hope to combine them later.)
3. Happydoodle will be a mothership for new work on
the Vaio, since they both have the same zzdata format
and I can move things easily by floppy disk, even without
Anyhow, Upward and Onward!
Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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