[Exi-east] Belated Nashua followup: Haystack
sw at tiac.net
Wed Mar 3 18:54:12 UTC 2004
At the Nashua party I promised to provide a reference to an
interesting project I had seen on the net. Then I went home and I
couldn't find it. Today I was organizing my bookmarks and voila...
THE UNIVERSAL INFORMATION CLIENT
Haystack is a tool designed to let every individual manage
all of their information in the way that makes the most
sense to them. By removing the arbitrary barriers created by
applications only handling certain information "types", and
recording only a fixed set of relationships defined by the
developer, we aim to let users define whichever arrangements
of, connections between, and views of information they find
most effective. Such personalization of information
management will dramatically improve each individual's
ability to find what they need when they need it.
You all remember the joke, "Sometimes I couldn't find my head if it
weren't attached to my shoulders." A cautionary and recursive fable
for extropians: the boy who misplaced his memory enhancers.
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