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From http://thoughtstream.org : *ThoughtStream is a program that allows you to store information and organize it the way your mind works - by associations or links between ideas.*

It's sort of like a Wiki, although more structured.  Some things that I hope to do with this structure that can't be done in a Wiki:

* Security - prevent rogue users from destroying other people's content

* Automated processing - by telling the computer more about the nature of the links between objects, we open the door for automatic psuedo-intelligent processes.  I don't know how much good will come out of this, but it's an interesting area to explore.

* Scalability - Wiki pages can only be edited by one person at a time.  This won't work well on high-traffic sites.  

* Replication and Syncrhonization - there is a PalmOS version of ThoughtStream; it is therefore important to be able to integrate offline changes into the main database, which is difficult to do when the smallest unit of change is a full Wiki page

The desktop version of ThoughtStream is written in Python, using wxPython for the GUI.  I'd also like to do a web-based version, so I may be borrowing some code and/or ideas from ZWiki

-- BenDarnell

From http://thoughtstream.org : ThoughtStream is a program that allows you to store information and organize it the way your mind works - by associations or links between ideas.

It's sort of like a Wiki, although more structured. Some things that I hope to do with this structure that can't be done in a Wiki:

  • Security - prevent rogue users from destroying other people's content
  • Automated processing - by telling the computer more about the nature of the links between objects, we open the door for automatic psuedo-intelligent processes. I don't know how much good will come out of this, but it's an interesting area to explore.
  • Scalability - Wiki pages can only be edited by one person at a time. This won't work well on high-traffic sites.
  • Replication and Syncrhonization - there is a PalmOS? version of ThoughtStream; it is therefore important to be able to integrate offline changes into the main database, which is difficult to do when the smallest unit of change is a full Wiki page

The desktop version of ThoughtStream is written in Python, using wxPython for the GUI. I'd also like to do a web-based version, so I may be borrowing some code and/or ideas from ZWiki

-- BenDarnell