I am not sure where to go with this, but I will say the following: at
http://www.thinkalong.com/nex/Nexist.html, there is a zipped Word doc that
shows screenshots with a bit of verbiage about running an IBIS discussion
with Nexist. Howard Liu and I are preparing Nexist to go into a high
school classroom in September, specifically to allow students to conduct
moderated discussions, say, about global warming, and so forth. Our goal:
exercise Nexist in a real-world situation for the first time. What we plan
to learn: whatever we can. Jeff Conklin's upcoming Dialog Mapping
workshop, I think, will help in my planning for the school room exercise.
Will that enhance education? Well, I think so, as discussed in my paper
Bringing Knowledge Technologies to the Classroom, a pdf of which is also at
the Nexist site.
Today, I also put the very latest version of Nexist itself at the same
site, and a second download of the required jar files. Now, everything you
need to play with Nexist is readily available. Your only issue will be to
have a late model Java (I built it on jdk1.3) installed, and adjust the
classpath notations in the batch files to suit (sorry, I can't say anything
about Mac or Unix, but I think Grant put some scripts for Linux up at
At 11:52 AM 6/20/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>Please see my letter with feedback you requested, and asking about feedback on
>Jack Park wrote:
> > I have placed my latest Nexist 0.2 classes and source on the web. Visit
> > http://www.thinkalong.com/nex/Nexist.html to download them.
> > This turns out to be an interim solution until I coax secure cvs to run
> > properly on Win ME (is that possible?).
> > Changes include numerous bug fixes and enhancements to functionality (some
> > just completed, others added). Now, it is possible to generate a "drill
> > down" topic map in which you create a topic in one topic map, and use
> > occurrences of that topic to reference other topic maps.
> > I shall be very interested to see what others make of that idea.
> > Cheers
> > Jack
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