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Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?

From:Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>
Date:Monday, May 16, 2005, 23:01
Sai Emrys wrote:

> Remi: >>fractal WS > > > *nod* I think it's very much a related point - and one that would be > easier to do in a NL2dWS, though might require higher tech than > pen-and-paper. Zoomability and hyperlinks and all that. Do you have > ideas for how to do 'fractal'-ness other than simple zoom?
Well... I think it's also possible to draw a static zoom if you link the element to zoom with its zoomed view. But pen and paper are very frustrating^W limitating. If you want to be able to add elements anywhere, you'll have to think very thouroughly before to put the first element on the page otherwise you may have to draw long links in between elements or else you'll have to erase large areas to move them and gain some place in the middle of your page. A computerized layout may be the only way for an easy 2dWS, at least for the one I have in mind. And the zoom feature is just an example of what I get when I let my mind run wild. More than just a 2dWS, I'd have to create tools to write and view it too. Please, change the deadline to june 30th of 2006 and I'll be ready. ;-) For the time being, I'll only simulate the existence of tools capable of producing a static 2dWS with a drawing software or more probably a DTP software. -- ================== Remi Villatel ==================