(2006-09-05) Hyperscope Released
Eugene Eric Kim announces the v1 release of HyperScope. Code by Brad Neuberg.
Richard Mac Manus has more details. Brad told me to "keep in mind that this is a faithful reproduction of the earlier systems, with the original commands, so it takes a bit of training to use." He also said that one of Douglas Engelbart's goals is "to create software that makes experts more powerful", which means there is a learning curve. But once you do learn it, you have expanded capabilities. According to Brad, Doug calls this "software for adults." Eeek.
Dan Saffer questions the Expert Friendly thinking. Recreating the idea as conceived decades ago would be like making a really cool VCR right now - it's great that you can do it, but don't expect many people to use it.
Les Orchard responds but I'm not clear on whether he's sticking with a conclusion. I Commented there on various bits relating to Crossing The Chasm and Context (IBIS vs Compendium).
The WikiSym keynote that Eugene Eric Kim and Douglas Engelbart gave is available as Video online.
Jan'2007: in the video, Eugene demonstrated using HyperScope to view a page of the Purple Wiki, based on adding some code to the wiki to be able to render a page as OPML (Wiki And Outlining). But the Purple Wiki site doesn't seem to have that turned on.
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