[self-interest] Quiet in Self land?

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 11:07:25 UTC 2014

Can you be more specific? I read Raskin's book, but I'm not sure what you're trying to say. 

> On Sep 16, 2014, at 2:23 AM, "Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at kathe.in [self-interest]" <self-interest at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> On 2014-09-16 12:47, Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com 
> [self-interest] wrote:
> > Interesting, timely idea: Juan Vuletich just released a sneak-peek[1]
> > at his new vector-based Morphic implementation. The renderer is
> > currently written in Smalltalk -- so, slow -- but the idea is that
> > we're going to adapt it to Slang so it can be translated as a VM
> > plugin in C. The most interesting thing is, his algorithm[2] is
> > unique. It's based on signal processing theory, and provides crisper
> > rendering than anything I know of currently on or off of the market.
> > One of the goals behind the work is to realize a truly zoomable user
> > interface. Do you think that a zooming interface free of pixel
> > complications would make the large contiguous Self world easier and
> > more pleasant to navigate? I do! Forget the desktop pager if I can
> > just zoom out, right?
> based on what-ever (little) i know about "self", and my interactions 
> with mr. j raskin, i would suggest staying away from a zooming interface 
> for a "self"-like project.
> a zoomworld, as was described by mr. raskin would be more apt where you 
> want to drill down into _knowledge_, which isn't the case with "self".
> do correct me if you feel my assumptions are wrong.
> ~mayuresh
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