The issues that Frank Halasz describes in "Reflections on NoteCards" are relevant to both creating and browsing through hypermedia networks. In order to bring hypermedia out of research labs and into widespread use, it was necessary to first focus on issues related to browsing, specifically, in making information easy to find. It was also necessary to integrate computation with hypermedia in order to create worthwhile applications. Now that users are comfortable accomplishing basic tasks on the Web, there is increasing interest in developing more complex, collaborative applications. For this reason, the issues that involved authoring and support for collaborative work have new relevance today.
ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD) – Association for Computing Machinery
Published: Aug 1, 2001