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I really want my Web Browser to have the concept of Window Group-s, kinda like MacOsX Spaces.

Tabs are nice to have a bunch of related pages together so you can hide/show them together. But that doesn't let you see windows side-by-side.

Esp when working with a WiKi or other functional WebApp-s, I like having a bunch of smaller windows. (You can't do this with many content-sites because they have too much design-crap in sidebars.) But then when I want to put that aside for awhile, being able to hide all the windows in that group, and then re-show them all together later, makes a lot of sense.

You could think of a group almost like a MindMap.

The MacOsX Spaces focus on grouping apps is totally wrong for this, right?

The way that Smallest Federated Wiki puts pages in a sideways-series of tiles sub-windows is interesting, but (a) not really controllable enough, and (b) only include the pages in SFW-space.

The show-all your opened/recent tiddlers model in Tiddly Wiki/Tiddly Space is also interesting, but again they slide away, and you can't control the size/position of individual sub-windows.

Really, this shouldn't be within the browser, but groups of windows across app, so if you have an email in Thunder Bird and a PDF in Preview that relate to some browser windows, you should be able to group them together. But I'd compromise on this being a browser feature.

Does Google Chrome's TabSugar do this? It hasn't been touched in 3yrs because of some API issue...

What's the status of FireFox's Tab Groups add-on (which used to be Panorama) do the job?

z2014-04-23- Browser Window Groups Or Spaces
Atlass Ian
#02 OnDemand pricing
Software Forge
Bit Bucket

Ted Nelson has brought out Possi Plex, his Auto Biography.

Hmm, only $10 for EBook vs $30 for Printed Book, but his idiosyncratic layout style means I bet the EBook will be PDF that won't be convertible to EPub

May10: Mark Bernstein gives some background. Ugh, I bought it (EBook). But this cracks me up: Though Nelson calls this volume an autobiography, it might be better to view it as a guide to his papers. Those papers, scattered in warehouses across the country, are voluminous, for Nelson was an inveterate taker of notes. He took notes in conferences, he took notes during coffee breaks. No discussion at dinner was too casual to memorialize, no late-night beer was unaccompanied by pen and clipboard. In later years, Nelson’s tape recorder and video camera supplemented the record, and an interview with Nelson meant two tape recorders on the table: one for the reporter and one for Nelson’s files. This legendary trove of notes is so unwieldy that Nelson himself has not used it in composing this volume... (LifeBox)

z2011-03-06- Nelson Possiplex Autobio

Ted Nelson has a new manifesto called Trans Literature with a new software spec called TransLit. At this point I'm too bored with him to try and figure out whether any of this is different from his earlier stuff.

  • maybe he should at least get someone to make a flash demo, like was done for Jef Raskin's ZoomIng interface.

  • SlashDot thread

  • interview with DanDrake, co-founder of AutoDesk, mentions their XanaDu investment. (Also includes a snark at Carol Bartz, who has been AutoDesk CEO since 1992.)

    • which triggered a BlueOxen thread as to whether XanaDu could be actually implemented now that we have faster hardware, and whether it would actually solve any problems that anyone cares about. Trouble is, they were heavy techies who wanted to get things right, and did not have the "you must ship something" imperative that the old hacking types did. They designed, and designed and designed and had a great trouble getting any-some crummy thing to ship.

z2005-11-03- Nelson Transliterature
Computer Lib Dream Machines
Interval Training

Thomas Piketty's Capital In The21st Century 067443000X posits that Capital Ism inevitably leads to exploding Wealth Inequality (Increasing Returns), and that this has been would have been more apparent in the last century had it not been for World War I, the Great Depression, and World War I I.

Matthew Yglesias summarizes. Piketty also finds that the increase in wealth:income ratio is not unique to the inequality-friendly Anglo-Saxon economies of the United States and Canada. In fact, the accumulation of wealth is most clearly seen in places like France and especially Italy where economic growth has been very slow. Piketty also finds that the rate of return on capital is about 5 percent on average across different countries. That's part of why he argues that the dynamic towards wealth inequality is built into capitalism rather than any one country's economic policies.

Will Hutton gives his take. Inevitably the stock of capital will rise disproportionately faster within the overall pattern of output. Wealth inequality rises exponentially. The process is made worse by inheritance and, in the US and UK, by the rise of extravagantly paid "super managers" (Executive Compensation)... The lesson of the past is that societies try to protect themselves: they close their borders or have revolutions – or end up going to war. Piketty fears a repeat.

Albert Mingardi wonders if we should care about Wealth Inequality. Isn't this a wonderful argument for not caring that much about inequalities per se (vis-à-vis, for example, inequalities as the result of perverse incentives, exploitation, legal privilege or political intrigues)? Piketty reminds his readers of the poverty and destitution experienced by the masses in the 19th century, painting a Dickensian picture of those times. Whatever we may think of bankers' bonuses, is today's situation, in the Western world, really comparable? (ProGress)

Scott Winship notes the challenges of accurately measuring wealth and income. New York City’s 54 percent top share has not dissuaded people from around the U.S. and the world from putting down roots there. What does Piketty know that they don’t?... If rising inequality is compatible with higher incomes further down, then while income grows more concentrated at the top, everyone else could still end up richer, as they have in recent decades. That would be a very different problem—if a problem at all—than if incomes fall within the bottom 90 percent, which Piketty seems to regard as inevitable.

z2014-04-08- Piketty Capital In The21st Century
also related: StoicIsm http://philosophy-of
Bit Torrent
Leonard Richardson
Myers Briggs

Venkatesh Rao wonders whether you should drink the KoolAid.

If the odds of making it (AList) are so completely awful, why do people still try?

Usual answer: PassIon + True Belief.

Are the True Believer-s really just the ClueLess? (Gervais Principle)

Silicon Valley mapping: founder as ClueLess, option-wishing employees as LosEr-s, VC as Socio Path. Led to z2012-09-04-RaoEntrepreneursAreTheNewLabor

Persians consider every decision twice: once while Drunk, once Sober.

All ProGress depends on the unreasonable (Drunk) man.

GriT = Unwavering Purpose = Un Falsifiable (Falsifiabil Ity) MissIon

Can TrueGrit be scaled?

KoolAid = Cognitive Capture: PassIon is SacRed.

Hashish In

Myers Briggs types mapped to roles (Arche Type-s) in the StartUp Scene (slide41)

z2012-12-08- Rao Should You Drink The Koolaid
Fractally Generative Pattern Language
Simplest Thing
Less Bullshit Living
Conscious Culture
Hairshirt Green
Lean Family
wrapping up
Collaborative Filtering

Cloud Foundry is an Open Source PaaS framework. It's written in RuBy, but intended to host any language (but so far only Ruby On Rails and JVM languages) or other component. “The code is absolutely infrastructure agnostic,” Lucovsky says. “We developed it on our Mac laptops, and at launch, we were running it on Amazon [EC2]. We’ve been running it on vSphere and [VMware's infrastructure cloud platform] vCloud and bare metal machines.”... Maritz says VMware doesn’t have a concrete plan for making money from Cloud Foundry. “A leap of faith,” he calls it... This summer, VMware took its egalitarian stance even further when it introduced a version of Cloud Foundry that runs on your personal laptop.

z2011-11-22- Cloud Foundry

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