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Analysis of writing and outlining shows power of alphabet technology.
2...Whizfolders Outline Program Technology for Creative Writing
3...Pretty Things Sell Drives People to Buy Tools for Looking Good
4...2 Worlds Creative for Production and Looking Pretty to Make a Sale
5...Text Stronger for Creativity Writing Management of Structure
6...Wordprocessing Presentation Weak for Knowledge Creation Management
7...Topics Identify and Organize Random Thoughts Like 3x5 Cards
8...Writing Projects Supported by Tools for Capturing Saving Random Ideas
9...Project Management Strong Role Technology Support for Writing Projects
10...Context Management Topics Subjects Categories Hard with Wordprocessor
11...Wordprocessing Features Crowd Out Space for Intelligence Support
12...Moore's Law Integration in Knowledge Space Leverages Intelligence
13...Writing Imparts Vivid Images and Deeper Meaning Without Pictures
14...Context Management Synergy with Writing Creativity
15...Editing Critical Practice for Refining Understanding and Presentation
16...Connect Cross-thoughts Enrich Accuracy Understanding Nuance
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Alphabet Technology Literacy Writing Powerful Technology Outlining P
1103 - ..
1104 - Summary/Objective
110501 - Follow up ref SDS 48 0000. ref SDS 42 0000.
110503 - Gary submitted an extract from product literature for an outline
110504 - software program. It has good tips on writing projects for books,
110505 - articles and speeches that apply broadly to SDS practices for the
110506 - eight (8) steps of Communication Metrics. An important distinction is
110507 - presented on the two (2) worlds of tools for writing good ideas, and
110508 - wordprocessing for making ideas look good. ref SDS 0 3H5G Limitations
110509 - of GUI menus are discussed, reflecting earlier analysis by Landauer
110510 - and Gates. ref SDS 0 IG5W Writing skills convey mental images without
110511 - pictures, as occurs in novels. ref SDS 0 IH3Y Synergy makes context
110512 - management a powerful ally for creativity by finding details and
110513 - history for writing a comprehensive story. ref SDS 0 IH6P Finding
110514 - details in the archive quickly when needed for analysis of current
110515 - events adds value to history, and is aided by tools for managing
110516 - topics with sufficient description for distinguishing context.
110517 - ref SDS 0 IH7U Linking and multiple views are also features of
110518 - Whizfolders. ref SDS 0 IH9S Editing and cross-referencing to refine
110519 - understanding and strengthen accuracy are also presented. ref SDS 0
110520 - IH6X Whizfolders has a lot of support for context and connection that
110521 - Gary feels advances Knowledge Management. ref SDS 0 464J
110529 - ..
1108 - Progress
110901 - Whizfolders Outline Program Technology for Creative Writing
110903 - Follow up ref SDS 48 6O6O.
110905 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 letter from Gary saying...
110907 - 1. There is a outliner called WhizFolders that has a trial
110908 - download at
110910 - http://www.whizfolders.com/?aid=eabt&1D0mws
110912 - ..
110913 - 2. The web site and the program help files have some interesting
110914 - words on the nature of writing (composing) and thinking. It
110915 - all aims at promoting his outliner but I agree with many of the
110916 - ideas.
Pretty Things Sell Drives People to Buy Tools for Looking Good 2 Wor
360401 - ..
360402 - Pretty Things Sell Drives People to Buy Tools for Looking Good
360403 - 2 Worlds Creative for Production and Looking Pretty to Make a Sale
360404 - Text Stronger for Creativity Writing Management of Structure
360405 - Wordprocessing Presentation Weak for Knowledge Creation Management
360407 - Gary attaches the following extracted from the source on Whizfolders
360408 - program...
360410 - ..
360411 - 1. Mainstream word processing software programs are excellent for
360412 - publishing polished presentation of ideas, but creating content
360413 - with writing requires different tools for outlining, like
360414 - WhizFolders Organizer. ref DRT 1 VW96
360416 - [On 061102 case study 2-worlds problem reviewed,
360417 - ref SDS 50 8X5H, citing example of solution. ref SDS 49
360418 - VR6F
360420 - ..
360421 - This first point supports the two (2) worlds theory of basic binary
360422 - structure...
360424 - 1. Wordprocessing makes writing look good by publishing with
360425 - attractive appearance; Morris noted this feature of
360426 - mainstream software on 890809. ref SDS 2 6162
360428 - ..
360429 - 2. POIMS lists requirements for technology that creates good
360430 - ideas by a process of "thinking through writing."
360431 - ref OF 7 3742
360433 - ..
360434 - Flexible outlining structure of SDS is explained on 890513.
360435 - ref SDS 1 P13O The importance of structure for knowledge
360436 - creation is reflected in the record of continual
360437 - improvement in SDS support for fast, flexible outline
360438 - structure, most recently on 060307. ref SDS 44 0001
360440 - ..
360441 - Order, structure, pattern are critical elements of rational analysis
360442 - to accurately understand cause and effect for working intelligently
360443 - reviewed on 040312 in lectures on 21st century science. ref SDS 36
360444 - RP6K Locality principle requires adding energy to connect cause and
360445 - effect, ref SDS 36 YH4G, because disorder rises without connections,
360446 - driving understanding toward entropy. Under the 2nd law of
360447 - thermodynamics, rising disorder reduces the power of knowledge to
360448 - predict the future, because energy dissipates randomly. ref SDS 36
360449 - 566F Management command and control, as explained in POIMS,
360450 - ref OF 7 1113, fails without order for predictability of cause and
360451 - effect, previously reported by USAFIT study reviewed on 970707,
360452 - ref SDS 16 0108, and more recently by Eric Armstrong on 011003.
360453 - ref SDS 25 EC5N Gary made a similar observation a few days later on
360454 - 011006. ref SDS 26 O99K
360456 - ..
360457 - Binary structure is developed in NWO. ref OF 11 5846
360459 - ..
360460 - Larry Ellis, CEO and Founder of Oracle appeared with Bill Gates at a
360461 - professional event in Paris, France and discussed the need for tools
360462 - that overcome limitations of wordprocessing and spreadsheets for
360463 - thinking, analysis, and organizing tasks that impact management
360464 - productivity, reported 970222. ref SDS 15 3967
360466 - ..
360467 - POIMS further describes two (2) worlds of creating and selling. Tools
360468 - and creativity aid production for "working intelligently." ref OF 3
360469 - 1X6G Selling requires tools and creativity for making things pretty.
360470 - Customers like wordprocessing tools that make ideas look good, rather
360471 - than tools for producing good ideas. ref OF 5 0959
360473 - ..
360474 - Morris made a similar point on 951228 noting wordprocessing software
360475 - programs are not efficient for management support that requires
360476 - flexible structure and efficiency writing to create ideas, which is
360477 - better supported by editing tools. ref SDS 11 S47O Morris has often
360478 - associated SDS with traditional 3 x 5 card outlining to organize
360479 - thoughts, reported on 950223. ref SDS 6 9933 On 911123 Morris
360480 - described SDS advantages. ref SDS 3 0477
360482 - ..
360483 - SDS "shallow outline" and flexible structure was cited by DOD program
360484 - manager for meeting management requirements to manage "knowledge" from
360485 - meetings, reviewed on 020217. ref SDS 27 IT6N
360487 - ..
360488 - On 041111 Gary submitted research showing that converting Maxthink
360489 - from text to wordprocessing reduced the power of creative writing and
360490 - improved the appearance of the writing. ref SDS 38 3K7S
360492 - ..
360493 - As Ellis notes, there has long been demand for tools that do more than
360494 - wordprocessing for publishing attractive professional documents.
360495 - Efforts at various times have centered on...
360497 - 1. Artificial intelligence
360498 - 2. Knowledge Management
360499 - 3. Networking for collaboration
360500 - 4. Data mining
360501 - 5. Granular addressability and linking, per OHS/DKR
360502 - 6. Lotus Notes
360503 - 7. Outlining
360504 - 8. Diary and journaling.
360506 - ..
360507 - Gary has noted that a critical mass of integrated capabilities are
360508 - needed in order to make a noticable improvment in productivity. This
360509 - is also set out in POIMS describing the SDS design. ref OF 5 2688 He
360510 - summarizes these requirements for chronology, context, and connection,
360511 - also, presented in POIMS. ref OF 6 8555 For example, if Maxthink, and
360512 - Whizfolders were combined with Gelertner's technology for time
360513 - management, called "Lifestreams," and reviewed on 031215, ref SDS 33
360514 - NR7O, this would provide a development platform leading to another
360515 - SDS-like tool, as explained in POIMS. ref OF 5 2688
360517 - ..
360518 - SDS standardized and flexible formatting maximizes user and program
360519 - "fire power" on creativity to enhance the quality of thinking,
360520 - analysis, and organization, shown by recent work on 060307.
360521 - ref SDS 44 0001 This is described as leveraging intelligence by
360522 - enhancing alphabet technology. POIMS describes "Knowledge Space" that
360523 - improves basic reading and writing through an integrated process of
360524 - continual learning. ref OF 5 HP6J
Writing Projects Supported by Tools for Capturing Saving Organizing
400401 - ..
400402 - Topics Identify and Organize Random Thoughts Like 3x5 Cards
400403 - Writing Projects Supported by Tools for Capturing Saving Random Ideas
400404 - Project Management Strong Role Technology Support for Writing Projects
400406 - Whizfolders continue...
400408 - 2. In writing, the initial thoughts are all random (but they are
400409 - all valuable, don't lose them), ref DRT 1 8F4N
400411 - ..
400412 - 3. Let us imagine for a moment that you are going to start on a
400413 - new writing project. Have you ever wondered how your thoughts
400414 - come to you at this stage? ref DRT 1 AF5H
400416 - ..
400417 - In writing or in any other creative activity, the initial
400418 - thoughts are random, and all of them seem important. It is
400419 - better to note down each of these thoughts or ideas as an
400420 - individual entity. In this document, we will call such a
400421 - thought, a "topic." Hypothetically, if you ignore the existence
400422 - of your computer for a moment, you would try to write each of
400423 - these topics on a separate piece of paper. You would also
400424 - index them properly so that you can easily find a particular
400425 - topic or a related topic when you go looking for it.
400426 - ref DRT 1 PG5M
400428 - ..
400429 - Collecting, saving, and organizing random thoughts are excellent
400430 - practices for projects like writing a book, magazine article, or a
400431 - speech.
400433 - ..
400434 - Research is another part of writing, which, like "random thoughts," is
400435 - not well organized in the beginning because pattern and structure are
400436 - dependent on the research. An example is the record on 960304.
400437 - ref SDS 13 0001 The section of the record on the history of ideas
400438 - that led to development of the first digital computer further
400439 - illustrates support for collecting background needed to construct an
400440 - outline for writing. ref SDS 13 8400
400442 - ..
400443 - POIMS explains SDS support for writing projects. ref OF 5 0859
400445 - ..
400446 - SDS supports "thinking through writing" for planning daily work,
400447 - performing the work, and reporting on what transpired in order to
400448 - understand the history of doing the work, and then using the report to
400449 - plan follow up. The "work" might include writing a book seeing a
400450 - movie, listening to speeches, attending meetings, making telephone
400451 - calls, mowing the lawn, fixing software, going to the doctor, i.e.,
400452 - the whole of existence. The purpose of writing in SDS is to help get
400453 - things done correctly, on time, and within budget. Creativity occurs
400454 - in performing the eight (8) steps of Communication Metrics for
400455 - accuracy, comprehension, and usefulness for saving lives, time, and
400456 - money, listed in POIMS. ref OF 6 685K
400458 - ..
400459 - Random thoughts are supported by writing initial notes and analysis
400460 - based on memory, and spontaneous recognition of correlations,
400461 - implications, and nuance from situational awarness of evolving events,
400462 - and also discovered from adding alignment, from remembering the gist
400463 - of prior related events, and from constructing organic subject
400464 - structure to define the context of narrative. Creativity occurs in
400465 - rearranging the order and refining narrative to guide understanding
400466 - and performance of current and future work.
400468 - ..
400469 - Creativity occurs in constructing narrative that presents issues
400470 - without raising temperatures, and in recognizing correlations,
400471 - implications and nuance in time to take corrective action that
400472 - otherwise causes mistakes, loss, pain, and suffering.
Topics Context Management Subjects Categories Hard with Wordprocesso
Topics Map Context Management Subjects Categories Hard with Wordproc
430501 - ..
430502 - Context Management Topics Subjects Categories Hard with Wordprocessor
430504 - Whizfolders continue...
430506 - 4. What is wrong in using a word processor? (want to decorate the
430507 - icing without baking the cake properly?), ref DRT 1 QF6J
430509 - ..
430510 - 5. Now, approach the same problem with your computer. The problem
430511 - is that if you use a word processor, it forces you to write in
430512 - a single document. This makes it impossible to treat your
430513 - topics as individual entities. You can make each topic a
430514 - separate document. But then, you are using the file system
430515 - which is a software outside your word processor. Since it is
430516 - not integrated into the word processor, you can't really
430517 - manipulate or link your topics with flexibility. ref DRT 1 3N3G
430519 - ..
430520 - The importance of context management is presented further in the
430521 - article. Capturing random ideas, or even carefully crafted records,
430522 - and topics is "useless unless you can easily find" details when
430523 - needed, based on situational awareness. ref SDS 0 IH7U On 970116
430524 - Morris described frustration of "fractionalized" subjects. ref SDS 14
430525 - 1732 On 020822 Ray Ozzi, who invented Lotus Notes, described users
430526 - experiencing a lot of pain. ref SDS 30 Q99G A few months later, Bill
430527 - Gates announced a project at Microsoft for finding critical details
430528 - lost on computers. ref SDS 31 EF5I
430530 - ..
430531 - Constructing, managing, and applying the organic structure of context
430532 - is not easy. On 000221 Jack Park submitted research describing a
430533 - "Pandora's Box" of complexity. ref SDS 19 3248 POIMS explains why the
430534 - complexity of subjects, topics, categories, ontology, etc., overwhelms
430535 - cognitive overhead without tools designed for performing this work.
430536 - ref OF 3 G26H An example of tools for context management is reported
430537 - on 050303. ref SDS 39 C16D
430539 - ..
430540 - Context management is step 2 of Comunication Metrics. ref OF 6 QZ4K
430541 - This is a complex process that applies organic structure of outlining,
430542 - see POIMS. ref OF 6 1110 The scope of SDS support is listed in NWO.
430543 - ref OF 12 QR6J
430545 - ..
430546 - This record illustrates the complexity of topic mapping proposed in
430547 - the article, discussed further below. ref SDS 0 IH7U
Wordprocessing Features Crowd Out Space for Menus on Intelligence Su
460401 - ..
460402 - Wordprocessing Features Crowd Out Space for Intelligence Support
460403 - Moore's Law Integration in Knowledge Space Leverages Intelligence
460405 - Whizfolders continue...
460407 - 6. Another problem with word processors is that they have more
460408 - features for text formatting and presentation than for
460409 - authoring or writing. This is explained next. ref DRT 1 HN4F
460411 - ..
460412 - 7. Don't format for presentation too soon (how to interrupt your
460413 - creative thoughts by worrying about bold, italics and fonts),
460414 - ref DRT 1 Q94K
460416 - ..
460417 - 8. A word processor usually has too many features for text
460418 - formatting. The result is that the menus and toolbar become so
460419 - crowded that they hardly have room for features related to
460420 - writing and organization. Even if they have some features, it
460421 - is difficult to find them. You are always left with a feeling
460422 - that you don't know all that you need to know about this
460423 - software. Moreover, when you are writing, you want a free flow
460424 - of information from your mind to the text. You should not
460425 - attempt to format the text at this stage. No one can deny the
460426 - power of the plain text. If you are a writer, you already know
460427 - more about the power of the plain text than I do. If not, here
460428 - are some more thoughts. ref DRT 1 I95F
460430 - ..
460431 - Landauer reported in his book "The Trouble with Computers,"
460432 - limitations of GUI and menus for efficient construction of ideas,
460433 - reviewed on 950710. ref SDS 9 MB6Q
460435 - ..
460436 - Bill Gates described Windows menus paralyze productivity navigating
460437 - complex menus trying to remember the location of commands; Microsoft
460438 - plans a new project to increase productivity by integrating commands,
460439 - reviewed on 021108. ref SDS 31 EFBE
460441 - ..
460442 - Integrated commands are hard to learn, like learning to drive a car,
460443 - fly an airplane or learning literacy skills to read and write,
460444 - discussed with Morris on 890809. ref SDS 2 2079 Once skills are
460445 - acquired, enormous power leverages innate intelligence under Moore's
460446 - Law, reviewed on 040305, ref SDS 35 HU6F, comparable to leveraging
460447 - physical strength, explained in NWO. ref OF 14 ZC5M
Writing Meaning of Pictures Require 1000 Words to Explain to Readers
610401 - ..
610402 - Writing Imparts Vivid Images and Deeper Meaning Without Pictures
610404 - Whizfolders continue...
610406 - 9. Look at a novel. There is hardly any formatting in a novel.
610407 - All you see is text, text and text, with no special
610408 - formatting--no bullets, bold or italics whatsoever. The
610409 - mechanics of formatting and picture printing have been invented
610410 - long back. Yet, you don't see them in novels. What is the
610411 - reason? When you read that text crafted by a skillful writer,
610412 - it directly connects to your mind, and your mind turns it into
610413 - a complex mental image full of all the associated emotions.
610414 - Moreover, each of us makes a different mental image of the
610415 - story based on our own unique experiences. No graphic artist
610416 - in the world can duplicate it! If you were to format this
610417 - text, it would lose its effectiveness. ref DRT 1 446H
610419 - ..
610420 - 10. Hence, I would like to stress again and again that you need to
610421 - put maximum effort in your text content. You can accomplish
610422 - all of your initial topic collection and research in
610423 - WhizFolders. Later, when you are done with your writing, you
610424 - can copy the text of a set of selected topics to the clipboard
610425 - and then paste it in your word processor for further formatting
610426 - if necessary. Your word processor takes on from there, not
610427 - before. ref DRT 1 357J
610429 - ..
610430 - Writing adds context that connects pictures with related experience to
610431 - comprehend correlations, implications and nuance. Constructing mental
610432 - images in writing reduces emotional stress that prevents understanding
610433 - the meaning of pictures. Better understanding of pictures by the SDS
610434 - "intelligence" process of "thinking through writing" enables rational
610435 - follow up, reviewed in the record on 890523. ref SDS 1 LV40
610436 - Understanding and follow up are key elements of Communication Metrics
610437 - supported by SDS, reported on 950327. ref SDS 7 7777
610439 - ..
610440 - Pictures and writing were reviewed again on 940609. ref SDS 4 YK6Y
610441 - Kissinger noted that people getting information through pictures hold
610442 - strong feelings, but don't know why. ref SDS 4 4238 Analysis on
610443 - 960406 explains the biological power of sight and sound in the moment
610444 - overwhelms analysis. ref SDS 4 4671
610446 - ..
610447 - On 010312 Eric Armstrong noted that pictures need 1000 words to
610448 - explain. ref SDS 22 Q56M
Context Management Synergy with Writing Creativity Whizfolders Outli
640401 - ..
640402 - Context Management Synergy with Writing Creativity
640404 - Whizfolders continue...
640406 - 11. What is wrong in using an outliner too soon? (how to get locked
640407 - in a rigid format when you have not even started), ref DRT 1
640408 - A58I
640410 - ..
640411 - 12. You might say that you use the outliner in your word processor
640412 - in your initial writing. But, that is a mistake. The stage
640413 - which I am showing you is the research stage that precedes
640414 - outlining. In this stage, your primary task should be to
640415 - collect all your random thoughts and ideas without giving
640416 - relative importance or sequence to them. Hence, you need
640417 - software which allows you to collect your writing thoughts into
640418 - pieces or topics, as many as you like. If you try to outline
640419 - or sequence your ideas too soon, you will be locked in a format
640420 - that might hinder creativity. ref DRT 1 Q58M
640422 - ..
640423 - 13. You should be able to find, organize, reorganize and group your
640424 - topics, ref DRT 1 M59N
640426 - ..
640427 - 14. Just collecting the topics is useless unless you can easily
640428 - find a topic when needed. WhizFolders Organizer gives you all
640429 - these features. To start with, you can put one or more related
640430 - topics in a special folder file, called a "WhizFolder
640431 - document." You can give a long meaningful name to a topic so
640432 - that you can easily recognize it. Moreover, these WhizFolder
640433 - documents have nice features to search for topics or for the
640434 - text in topics. You can also move around, reorder or outline
640435 - your topics by drag and drop operations. You can even move
640436 - topics by drag and drop from one WhizFolder to another. This
640437 - way, you can form your own groups of related topics by keeping
640438 - them in different WhizFolder documents. And, these WhizFolders
640439 - are fast loading! Even WhizFolders with hundreds of topics
640440 - open fast as they only load the list of topics. Then, you can
640441 - open one or more topics for viewing or editing their contents.
640442 - ref DRT 1 964G
640444 - ..
640445 - Wizfolder describes very useful features for context management.
640447 - ..
640448 - Whizfolders continue...
640450 - 15. Look for relationships between your topics and link them
640451 - together, ref DRT 1 C65L
640453 - ..
640454 - 16. What if you feel that a topic is related to a topic in another
640455 - WhizFolder? In other words, should you happen to read that
640456 - topic for a review, you ought to be reminded of that related
640457 - topic in another or the same WhizFolder. This problem can be
640458 - solved by creating hypertext links between topics. In
640459 - WhizFolders, you can easily create a drag and drop link from
640460 - one topic to another in the same or a different WhizFolder.
640461 - The result is that when you double-click on such a link, it
640462 - opens the target topic for you. ref DRT 1 O65O
640464 - ..
640465 - Linking, explained in the scope for intelligence support, ref OF 12
640466 - 07XP, aids "reminding" that enhances the value of organizational
640467 - memory, also listed in the NWO outline. ref OF 12 RP5J
640469 - ..
640470 - Whizfolders continue...
640472 - 17. Brainstorm your ideas better with simultaneous viewing and
640473 - writing in separate windows (after all, why do we use a
640474 - multi-processing environment like Windows?), ref DRT 1 1E6O
640476 - ..
640477 - Multiple views are a powerful aid for leveraging memory and thinking,
640478 - listed in the NWO scope for intelligence support. ref OF 12 VZ9I, and
640479 - citing POIMS. ref OF 6 KH8J
640481 - ..
640482 - Whizfolders continue...
640484 - 18. If you have followed it so far and agree with what I am saying,
640485 - here is another tip. If writing in pieces and topics gives you
640486 - so much control, why should you be limited to viewing or
640487 - writing only one topic at a time? You should be able to open
640488 - multiple windows, one per topic and should be able to view them
640489 - side by side for better brainstorming. ref DRT 1 HF3J
640491 - ..
640492 - 19. WhizFolders has all these features. Moreover, it allows you to
640493 - have multiple WhizFolders and topics open at the same time.
640494 - WhizFolders also has an option whereby you can tell a
640495 - WhizFolder to remember the open topic positions and sizes so
640496 - that when you open your WhizFolder next time, your topics are
640497 - opened in exactly the same position. How convenient! In a
640498 - physical world of notes on papers, this is impossible. But, a
640499 - computer can do that for you, provided you use the right kind
640500 - of software. ref DRT 1 OF4G
640502 - ..
640503 - The complexity of context managment is reviewed above. ref SDS 0 KF9I
Editing Critical Practice for Refining Understanding and Presentatio
670401 - ..
670402 - Editing Critical Practice for Refining Understanding and Presentation
670404 - Whizfolders continue...
670406 - 20. Be ready to discard unnecessary stuff during editing,
670407 - ref DRT 1 YF5G
670409 - ..
670410 - 21. Once you have collected a fair amount of topics for your
670411 - writing project, and you feel that the material is somewhat
670412 - complete, you need to edit. During an editing stage, you will
670413 - reorder your topics, you will merge a few topics into one, you
670414 - may split a topic into more topics, and so on. It is
670415 - particularly important to note that you will be discarding a
670416 - lot of topics which you think are not really necessary to
670417 - become a part of your write up. Discarding is important. Most
670418 - writers will tell you that they throw away about 50% or more of
670419 - their initial write up. But, instead of throwing these topics
670420 - away, you may even move them to an archive WhizFolder, just in
670421 - case you need them again. This is easy to do in WhizFolders.
670422 - ref DRT 1 YF5J
670424 - ..
670425 - On 000824 Eric Armstrong reported that he met with Doug Engelbart on
670426 - the architecture for a software development project called OHS/DKR.
670427 - He advised the group that Doug presented the SDS design using archives
670428 - with links. ref SDS 21 OU60 He further stated that he hates linking,
670429 - ref SDS 21 FJ5H, and is not a big fan of archives. ref SDS 21 7O9I
670431 - ..
670432 - Later, after gaining more experience with SDS work product, on 010916
670433 - Eric commented favorably on command and control of the record.
670434 - ref SDS 24 0001 On 020530 Eric indicates people would use SDS to
670435 - benefit from better mechanisms for finding information when needed.
670436 - ref SDS 29 Y89F This record suggests that Whizfolders is on the right
670437 - track developing tools that empower people to create and edit text, to
670438 - manage the archive, and to find critical details when needed.
Connect Cross-thoughts Enrich Accuracy Understanding Nuance Johnson
700401 - ..
700402 - Connect Cross-thoughts Enrich Accuracy Understanding Nuance
700404 - Whizfile ideas continue...
700406 - 22. Cross-thoughts are important! Don't lose them, ref DRT 1 CG6M
700408 - ..
700409 - 23. This is very important. Our creative mind is a true
700410 - multi-processor. While you are working on one problem or a
700411 - piece of writing, in a flash, you might suddenly get an idea
700412 - about an altogether different subject or project. In our
700413 - normal writing, we tend to ignore and lose these
700414 - cross-thoughts. But, they are the product of our creative
700415 - mind. You should note them down immediately. Again, with
700416 - WhizFolders, it is easy to do that. Just add a new topic to
700417 - any of the WhizFolders, and if needed, create a hypertext link.
700418 - Then, continue with your writing. For example, you might keep
700419 - a "New ideas" WhizFolder permanently open for this purpose.
700420 - Many of the current users of WhizFolders are screen writers who
700421 - find WhizFolders just perfect for this cross-linking purpose
700422 - when working on multiple screen writing projects. ref DRT 1
700423 - OG7F