Re: group annotation server

Rob Raisch <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1993 15:03:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rob Raisch <>
Subject: Re: group annotation server
To: Nathan Torkington <>
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On Thu, 17 Jun 1993, Nathan Torkington wrote:

> What happened in the room?  Books, articles, papers, and similar
> things were displayed on the librarians computers, and they got to
> annotate them.  Phrases that set off associations in their minds were
> linked, and the end result was a new set of possible directions for
> the documents to be explored in.

Ahhhh.... Dreams of XANADU.  (Where's my laudanum?)

This is the original vision of Vannavar Bush, Doug Englebart, and the enfant
terrible of 'hypertext', Terrifying Ted Nelson.  <grin>

Read Literary Machines, or Computer Lib/Dream Machines by Nelson.

They might well change your life.  I *know* they changed mine.  </rr>