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Doug Engelbart, the father of the computer mouse invented many things in his life. One system was AUGMENT, an Open Hyperdocument Systems like he calls it. http://www.bootstrap.org/ is the web site he maintains, apparently sponsored by Logitech.

An interesting aspect is that the historical AUGMENT system he envisioned so many years ago was not unlike Wiki systems; or in other words, the Wiki Wiki idea is not so new after all! Lets take take adressability and linking: Each paragraph is numbered automatically and can be linked to from anywhere. Links are formed automagically as well!

From: http://www.bootstrap.org/oad-2221.htm#5

If an address string is enclosed by parentheses or brackets, the whole is called a "link." Examples: "Ref-1" is a link pointing to that item in the Reference section below; "(OAC84-Draft,3B)" would point to Paragraph 3B in the document file named "OAC84-Draft." Links may be created and edited just as any other text, and may be embedded anywhere in the text of an AUGMENT document. They are understood by a reader to be a citation that "links" this location to some other document entity or place. It is useful to consider the address in a link as specifying a path leading to the cited object.

I like the idea of automatically numbering each paragraph. It has been implemented by other, i.e. Quick Topic as stated in BulletDiscussion.

-- PeterThoeny - 22 Jun 2001

I'll see if I can made a Plugin from Eugene Eric Kim code (see http://www.eekim.com/ )

-- AndreaSterbini - 22 Jun 2001

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