[self-interest] Quiet in Self land?

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at kathe.in
Tue Sep 16 11:39:25 UTC 2014

do you need specifics on why i feel a zoomworld interface be bad for a 
"self"-like system?


On 2014-09-16 16:37, Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com 
[self-interest] wrote:
> 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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