> "ZigZag is a way of representing the structure of information. Compared with
> the previous ways, ZigZag is very different, for example the concepts of
> 'file', 'folder' and 'application' are abandoned. Because of this a bit of
> fantasy, creativity and an ability to forget previous knowledge is needed in
> order to understand ZigZag.
Interesting stuff. Are there screenshots posted anywhere?
> A ZigZag structure consists of cells and dimensions. A cell is the basic
> unit of information of a ZigZag structure. Cells containing related
> information are connected with each other along dimensions, the number of
> which is infinite. A ZigZag structure is separate from its visualisation (=
> the way the data is presented on the screen), which means that a ZigZag
> structure can have many visualisations designed for different purposes.
There are lots of people doing interesting things with visualization:
lattices, topographies, etc. Far from "killing the hierarchy for once
and for all" (I suspect hierarchies will survive quite well), what
really interests me for OHS is a data structure that accommodates
many views -- without a bunch of gymnastics at the middleware level.
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