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RE: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Me :)
- To: "'zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx'" <zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Me :)
- From: Matthew Denson <mdenson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 15:02:25 -0700
- Reply-to: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
>Beats me. Perhaps some of the new members who joined this mailing list
>recently would like to introduce themselves?
Hello, I'll stop lurking. I spend most of my time in the Windows
world, and just heard about your whole project from the article about
Ted Nelson and Xanadu in the MIT Technology Review. I found the demo
on a boot floppy and got it to work successfully. The genealogy demo
was great. (I would like to spend more time with zz in Windows NT
actually. Does anyone know where I can get an NT binary for Curses.pm?)
So now for my real questions. I've been able to grasp the mechanics
of ZZ at least to the point of browsing existing "webs?" (What do you
call zigzag structures?) Is there an article that I could read that
places zz into perspective with the rest of your vision?
What users are the intended target? I mean the www gets anyone results
without really any learning curve. I think about showing zigzag to my
boss, and he'd just toss it. But it seems like he should be the target,
because he is the one who makes me provide data in every viewpoint under
the sun. Do you expect a dba equivalant who maintains the structure and
provides snapshots? Or a publisher/reader? The thread earlier about
expense tracking, kind of indicates differently, I guess.
I think if I knew the/a proposed user I'd have an easier time seeing
potential applications ideas.
I look forward to seeing people working out more examples.
Herbert Engineering Corp
415 296-0383 x108