Flexible information management

Elliott Chapin echapin-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at public.gmane.org
Sun Jul 25 19:08:54 UTC 2004

At 01:33 PM 7/25/04, you wrote:

>At 10:15 AM 07/20/2004, Phillip Mills wrote:
>>My main uses for a thing like this would be brainstorming, project 
>>documentation/management, and -- above all -- organizing the zillion 
>>loose notes I make on every possible topic.
>>Comments?  Thoughts?
>Based in part on your rough notes and more from your planned use, what 
>came to mind is a program called an "Idea Processor" or "Outline 
>Processor". I had a program for an Amiga computer ages ago for this. I 
>also remember a somewhat related but older program for the Apple ][ by the 
>creators of Visicalc (IIRC). I think the program may have been called 
>Visinotes(??). It gave you a "card" on the screen (a text area of so many 
>lines of x characters wide) where you type. The information was then saved 
>to floppy disk. It allowed you to do searches to pull up the information. 
>It was in part like a computerized version of a drawer full of index 
>cards. I can't remember if (how?) it allowed organizing "cards".

Since Visicalc was written in Forth a question on comp.lang.forth might 
help you find out.


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