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Discussion tree created by Dave Winer on Monday, June 04, 2012.

Stream -- 6/4/12 by DW

Who uses outlines

Programmers

People who are aware of the way they organize information

Academics

Lawyers

Doctors

Researchers

Managers

Execs

What are they useful for

Project management

Presentations

Writing

Blogging

Linkblogging

Show production

Apps

Web pages

Templates

CMS

Brief history of outlines

Englebart, Augment project

Written about by Ted Nelson, Computer Lib/Dream Machines

My outliners

Grad student

Line oriented, program editor for Pascal, written in C, ran on Unix, late 70s

UCSD P-system

Outliner, integrated with relational database.

Line oriented.

Visitext

Expand and collapse, visual reorganize.

Thinktank

Apple II, IBM PC

Macintosh

Thinktank, mouse.

Graphics

MORE, bullet charts and tree charts.

Frontier

Object database

Language

Verb set

Threaded runtime

Menu editor

TCP stack

XML

RSS

OPML

XML-RPC

REST

SOAP

JSON

OPML Editor

Distribution of Frontier

XML