Re: [unrev-II] Lucid Thinking

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 13:54:52 PDT

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    Jack Park wrote:

    > At 07:53 PM 9/24/2001 -0700, Eric wrote:
    > >Say, yeah!-- Especially that part about having a place to argue.
    > :__))
    > >
    > >It sounds to me like a combination of Traction categories and Topic
    > >Maps get you pretty far down the road -- but tacking on such stuff
    > >to a think written in Php is the problem...
    > Eric,
    > How do you map between Traction categories and categories?
    > Also, would we really need purple numbers if things are already broken
    > down
    > as much as they appear at
    > I'm thinking Java, here.

    Traction had the right interface for assigning categories and displaying
    categories applied to nodes. They also had audit trails to show how
    changed. That makes it good interface model for categorizing things.

    Topic maps, of course, provide a much more substantive mechanism for
    actually defining categories, becuase of the richness of the
    relationships that
    occur between them. So a Traction-style interface coupled with Topic Map

    based "categories" (topics), would produce a heckuva a bang for the

    I'm not familiar with categories, but got the idea from your
    that they were useful, and that you were mentally designing solutions.
    Traction-style interface looked like it would be part of a good

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