Interconnected

What is ZigZag? It's a way of storing data -- what you'd do with a rows and columns spreadsheet if the rows and columns didn't exist. It's a way of storing data in an interconnectedness type of database. And of browsing it too. No hierarchy, no lists: A new kind of hypertext. The ZigZag tutorial explains the axioms behind the program. Ted Nelson's (ZigZag came out of Project Xanadu, of course) article on the system covers it in a quick and introductory level and explain why it would be useful. Oh, and it's extensible with Perl. Wow. Now, to figure out how to install it...

From the archives: Ted Nelson links.