• Authoring,  Blue Dot,  Citations,  High Resolution Addressability,  Perspective,  Publishing Options

    jrnl High Resolution Addressing Implementation

    I think the notion of addressing is key for much of the interactions we should build and I have written on it all over the place, particularly on the site http://symbolspace.info where I discuss connections and addressability as aspects of the same thing. For our jrnl project a high priority is to implement stable way where a reader can cite text in a blog post and have a high expectation that when cited in another blog post or other document, when a subsequent reader chooses to access the citation source, that it will automatically be indicated on the article. An important part of this is the use of the high…

  • Blue Dot,  High Resolution Addressability,  hyperGlossary,  Implicit Linking,  ViewSpecs

    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…

  • Perspective

    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…

  • Blue Dot,  Implicit Linking,  ViewSpecs

    Rich Text Interaction / Blue Dot

    An example interaction to provide server-side specified options for text interactions. Options can include in-blog search, user name recognition and links and more. You can try it live at http://wordpress.liquid.info/a-theoretical-model-for-knowledge-work-symbol-manipulation-4-aug/  It looks like this: This is currently implemented at wordpress.liquid.info under the original name of ‘hyperwords’ in 2006: A Level, B Level & C Level of Activity

  • Authoring,  ViewSpecs

    Visual Syntactic Text Formatting

    Visual Syntactic Text Formatting is one of the ViewSpec we are considering. As originally developed by Mark Warschauer, University of California, Irvine markw@uci.edu, Youngmin Park, University of California, Irvine and Randall Walker, Mayo Clinic: Visual-Syntactic Text Formatting – Live Ink I have implemented is a simplified version in Liquid | Flow, as can be seen in these two different lengths, taking a paragraph from Doug Engelbart’s 1962 paper, some tweaking as to what rules should be used can be useful, both live and pre-set:

  • Authoring,  RFC,  ViewSpecs

    Authoring Version Control, Comments & Layout

    Taking the layout of this blog as the starting point, I have looked at how to indicate that an article has been superseded. In this design the text ‘This Article has been superseded’ is appended after the date, with a reveal triangle. The reader can click on this to get options to simply acknowledge this (OK), and the red text becomes light grey, to view the latest version or to view the version history. Design Other design thoughts in this mock-up are having next and previous post buttons be on the right side of the screen so as to follow the logic of scrolling back and forth. There are no…

  • Authoring,  Perspective,  Publishing Options

    Thoughts on a ‘Publish’ Dialogue Box

    The act of publishing to the web, through WordPress, can be more useful for the reader if the process includes explicit steps for adding meta-information, such as the Category of the post and appropriate Tags. In this dialogue, mocked up for possible inclusion in Liquid | Author, the user has a large, clear screen for assigning Categories and adding Tags:

  • [Glossary Term],  Blue Dot,  Implicit Linking

    Implicit Linking

    Let users select any arbitrary text and perform searches based on the text, such as we have experimented with for Liquid | Flow and in wordpress here wordpress.liquid.info both of which are already developed and owned by us. A blog post with illustration of the blue dot. This is a Doug Engelbart Term. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2004/nov/18/onlinesupplement 
jrnl post Category: Implicit Linking