• Component overview

    In response to recent email discussion, I would suggest the following as independent components, or wordpress plugins to develop, but in a way which they plan nice with eacth other. Please feel free to comment and/or copy and do your own list for discussion, I am just throwing this out here. There is a lot to do in the future, as listed on the thefutureoftext.org/jrnl-components-to-build.html page but this seems like our start: Timeline View Search Component. Chris adds: ”a way to refer to WP elements in a standardised way and an API to query those with a very light graph querying system that could be replaced later” View Component with…

  • Why Blogging Sucks?

    First things first. Blogging doesn’t suck. It just still does not shine with the light it can, given some proper data are added to our words. It does not breath enough connected data space. And I totally agree with Stephan Kreutzer’s write-up that blogging isn’t “hypertexty enough.” In my world, I would call that same concept – webby, or better: semantic webby. What would really augment my experience as a writer and a reader, is the ability of the system I write within to: Consolidate dynamic content Assign unique identifiers for things, people and all other conceivable entities Allow the creation of semantic networks that will add to the Giant Global…