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    • bartadamley
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      3 weeks ago

      In 1985, the students at Brown who encountered Intermedia had never seen anything like it before in their lives. The system laid a world of information at their fingertips, saved them hours at the library, and helped them work through tangles of thought. Making Webs was more flexible than drawing concept maps and brainstorms on paper.

      I have really enjoyed reading articles such as this.. as we have only touched the surface of what is possible with computing. Making the Internet more interactive, and less consumptive... seems like a valid first step.

      The real question is... how can you switch market incentives to create a better ecology for meaningful attention rather than short bursts of attention? My guess is it has to start on an individual level. Read an article first thing in the morning, rather than scrolling your Twitter feed for example.

      Side note: I want to look more into this conceptualization of Intermedia.