HyperScope Version 1.0 Release Party, September 5

HyperScope is an interesting project:

The HyperScope is a high-performance thought processor that enables you to navigate, view, and link to documents in sophisticated ways. It’s the brainchild of Doug Engelbart, the inventor of hypertext and the mouse, and is the first step towards his larger vision for an Open Hyperdocument System.

The HyperScope is written in JavaScript using the Dojo toolkit and works in Firefox (recommended) and Internet Explorer. It uses OPML as its base file format. It is open source and available under the GPL.

Eugene presented HyperScope at Web Monday Silicon Valley last month (see notes). The HyperScope core team has been working hard over the last few months to get the first version out. A few weeks ago, Nicole and I had the honor to be invited to one of their monthly work meetings. To me, the most amazing thing was to be in the same room with and listen to Doug Engelbart, a man who 40 years ago had envisioned so many of the things we’ve come to use only very recently (as I understand, HyperScope remains — at least for now — only a small piece of his larger vision, and hopefully we’ll get to see much more of it over the coming years)

Release celebrations will be held this coming Tuesday, September 5, in Menlo Park. RSVP on the wiki or on Upcoming.

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