Re: [unrev-II] Semantic Community Web Portal

From: Jack Park (
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 21:52:20 PDT

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    At 08:54 PM 9/12/2001 -0400, you wrote:
    >My vision of this one, is that only the most relevant points are actually
    >shown as part of the graph. New responses, and ones that are not deemed
    >valuable, can be accessed from a drop down list at every node. It is also
    >at this point where readers can vote to transform a message the is
    >currently only accessible in this way, into a node rather then a menu option.

    So, who gets to play God and decide what is relevant and what is not? How
    is the "value deeming" process performed?
    In the fully-facilitated process, it would seem that there are issues
    related to the facilitator not interfering with the creative process while,
    at the same time, guiding the process.


    >The ultimate goal as I see it is the creation of a "Collaborative
    >Rewritable Document Editor".
    >We've got code reuse, but not text reuse. So much time is wasted by
    >scientists and journalists all over the place on simply rewriting what has
    >been said before them. Wouldn't it be nice if people were able to settle
    >on an accepted description of a certain issue, and then refer back to it,
    >rather then rewriting the material. This would create symbolism on a
    >higher lever then just words. Paragraphs would come to be reusable
    >tokens. If someone thinks that they could say it better, then they could
    >try, and then people could vote on which version they like. Ok, I have
    >more to say on this issue, but I need time to gather my thoughts. Maybe if
    >someone disagrees, it would help me to form a response.
    And, now you're getting awfully close to the Xanalogical Structure of Ted
    Nelson, where everything is one huge string and you can slide a window
    along that string and call that window whatever you want -- e.g. a
    paragraph. It's available to all who want it.

    No disagreement here, however.

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