OpenDoc and Apple's Development DoldrumsOpenDoc wasn’t just a way to link data, but aimed to redefine how we interact with documents and applications. With partners like IBM, Novell, and WordPerfect, how could it fail?
LinkBack is an open source framework for Mac OS X that helps developers integrate content from other applications into their own. A user can paste content from any LinkBack-enabled application into another and reopen that content later for editing with just a double-click. Changes will automatically appear in the original document again when you save.http://linkbackproject.org/
I posit that a truly comprehensible programming environment - one forever and by design devoid of dark corners and mysterious, voodoo-encouraging subtle malfunctions - must obey this rule: the programmer is expected to inhabit the bedrock abstraction level. And thus, the latter must be habitable.
Charming little blog post on complexity and simplicity.
The friction of having to write, to structure thoughts in plain text, to remember the name of the person I need to reference on this page: that is the point. Frictionless note-taking produces notes, but it doesn’t - for me - produce memory.