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Hypermedia systems in the new millennium: introduction to this classic reprint and commentaries

Hypermedia systems in the new millennium: introduction to this classic reprint and commentaries Commentary 148 Hypermedia systems in the new millennium Introduction to This Classic Reprint and Commentaries Bob Waite Dept 52X, Bldg 004-2 IBM Corporation Rochester, MN 55901 rwaite@us.ibm.com Frank Halasz, œSeven Issues  Each August, the ACM Journal of Computer Documentation reprints a classic article, book chapter, or report along with several analytical commentaries and a response by the author of the classic document. In this context, a œclassic  document means one that was published at least five years ago but is no longer in print. It also means one that raises issues of lasting importance to the profession. The article featured in the current issue certainly qualifies as a classic. Frank Halasz, œReflections on NoteCards: Seven Issues for the Next Generation of Hypermedia Systems,  grew out of his closing keynote address at the ACM Hypertext ™87 Conference (Halasz, 1987) and was published in the Communications of the ACM the following year (Halasz, 1988). Halasz ™s article focuses on seven œfundamental weaknesses in the hypermedia model  underlying NoteCards, that is, œon the ways in which the system falls short in meeting the needs and preferences of its users  (Halasz, 1988, p. 841): 1. Search and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD) Association for Computing Machinery

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2001 by ACM Inc.
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1527-6805
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10.1145/586569.586579
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Commentary 148 Hypermedia systems in the new millennium Introduction to This Classic Reprint and Commentaries Bob Waite Dept 52X, Bldg 004-2 IBM Corporation Rochester, MN 55901 rwaite@us.ibm.com Frank Halasz, œSeven Issues  Each August, the ACM Journal of Computer Documentation reprints a classic article, book chapter, or report along with several analytical commentaries and a response by the author of the classic document. In this context, a œclassic  document means one that was published at least five years ago but is no longer in print. It also means one that raises issues of lasting importance to the profession. The article featured in the current issue certainly qualifies as a classic. Frank Halasz, œReflections on NoteCards: Seven Issues for the Next Generation of Hypermedia Systems,  grew out of his closing keynote address at the ACM Hypertext ™87 Conference (Halasz, 1987) and was published in the Communications of the ACM the following year (Halasz, 1988). Halasz ™s article focuses on seven œfundamental weaknesses in the hypermedia model  underlying NoteCards, that is, œon the ways in which the system falls short in meeting the needs and preferences of its users  (Halasz, 1988, p. 841): 1. Search and

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ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: Nov 1, 2001

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