Re: [unrev-II] Interesting: Traction "Journaling System," by Twisted Systems

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 16:59:06 PST

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    Doug Engelbart - Bootstrap Institute wrote:

    > Christopher Nuzum....demonstrated the Traction System; quite
    > impressive. Calls it a "journaling system" for keeping track of many
    > tpes of ongoing events, thoughts, interactions, etc. Something we
    > should learn about; functions that should be a
    > part of everbody's future DKR workshop.
    > <>
    > Nuzum, Chris -- cell (401) 268-9099. /,
    > He plans to visit our area between 9 and 15 April; Offers to
    > present/discuss with any of our group -- or, could be at our Wed
    > 12-Apr meeting.

    I look forward to hearing more about this. It does look interesting.

    Here is one tidbit from their site:

                              Traction, you can flag paragraphs of the
                              same entry with tags like suggestion,
                              contact, competition and todo. With the
                              interactive form, it's as easy as adding a
                              color-coded Post-ItTM flag to a paper

    This ability to "categorize" information nodes is fundamental to
    we want to do. Two questions spring to mind:

    1) Can the same node be in multiple categories
         (that needs to be possible)

    2) Theirs is a server-side system, yes? So any change in categorization
         is seen by everyone, yes?
         a) Who gets to make those changes?
         b) In a distributed email-style system, are all such
    categorizations still
             seen by everyone? Or is there a separate "publish" step to make

             them visible?

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