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Re: [O] NLS/Augment

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] NLS/Augment
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:04:44 -0400
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Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support> writes:

> * Steve Quezadas <address@hidden> [2019-08-12 05:59]:
>> Guys,
>> This is a slightly offtopic, but I've been using org-mode and I love love
>> loveit. Was the writing of org-mode related in any way to Douglas
>> Engelbart's NLS/Augment system? A lot of the features seem to crossover. Or
>> is this simply coincidence?
> I have been watching the demonstration on these pages:
> http://dougengelbart.org/content/view/216/000/#Augment
> and videos by Christina Engelbart,
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLCGFadV4FqU15vunAfsTDzeEPnHDaf7n0&v=STRuciV6L38
> Org mode look similar to that Augment browser, definitely. With
> differences. But it looks as nice information management system.
> It would be good that Org mode gets some kind of "buttons follow the
> mouse" feature upon turning it on, just as shown on this video:
> https://vimeo.com/81238285

I think (require 'org-mouse) provides lots of mouse support for
opening/closing outlines, checking/unchecking checkboxes, etc.

> as that would then easy mouse actions to open outlines, close
> outlines.
> The Augment hierarchy reminds more on Koutline from GNU Hyperbole:
> https://www.gnu.org/software/hyperbole/ and <links> remind more to
> Hyperbole type of explicit buttons, which can be used together with
> Org mode.
> As I understand Internet and hyperlinks owe much to Doug Engelbert, as
> he apparently invented many computing features that we use today.
> HyperScope is free software that works in browsers:
> http://hyperscope.org/
> Jean

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