Archives for August 2004

The Benefit of Not Yet Followed links

There is nothing magic with the hyperlink except that it intensifies the magic of the ordinary paper reference pointer … more

30 August 2004 | About Links | No Comments

Usability and Translation

This thread of the dotLRN (open-source eLearning platform) forum suggests how much translation is tied to usability: in some cases, translators are needed to make the US original more readable.

28 August 2004 | Multimedia and Language | No Comments

Easier Studying

This (German) Guide is supposed to complement a detailed study guide with some tips for using the personal computer as a tool for thinking support …

28 August 2004 | Visualization | No Comments

More on link figuration

This German text from Uni Dortmund contains useful thoughts about link figuration …

28 August 2004 | About Links | No Comments

Intra-Textual Links

Intra-textual links increase distracting “referential navigation”, and this, in turn, reduces orientation …

28 August 2004 | About Links | No Comments

Differences between text and hypertext

The HyTex project asked challenging questions: what precisely are the most important differences between text and hypertext? …

28 August 2004 | Hypertext | No Comments

Tree-ifying another encyclopaedia

Again experimenting with hierarchical arrangement of index words. This time, I used the hierarchy for prioritizing the hyperlinks …

28 August 2004 | Multimedia and Encyclopaedias | No Comments

Encyclopedestrianization

J. Souttar’s great essay shows aspects from philosophy, history, and design, regarding context-less, atomized content …

28 August 2004 | Multimedia and Encyclopaedias | No Comments

Indo-Europeans were more Multimedial than we

Looking at word roots, an interesting observation can be made: “multimedial” subject groups are over-represented … more

28 August 2004 | Multimedia and Language | No Comments

Funnel language

“The alphabet is a funnel”, says R. Horn - in his visual language, of course.

28 August 2004 | Multimedia and Language | No Comments

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