Using existing software, it is possible to begin to implement the first generation of the Epiphany Suit, albeit without the contact lens and the clothes, using a Mozilla browser Addon called "Hyperwords", Mozilla browser Search_Plugins», and My_System». Hyperwords allows for search, in-line [language] translation, and many more things, straight from any web page!!! Have a look at the demo. Also, using a more traditional solution that uses a familiar paradigm, Search_Plugins» can be added to your Mozilla browser (e.g. Firefox, Flock), and searches can occurring from the browser's search box*. And using My_System», you can categorically record things that you learn about or research, for future reference. For example, use a single starting place full of links to your various subjects/topics. For example: My A-List - My Epiphany Suit / My Annotated Tag Cloud: High-level topics / tags, that are important to me, that are linked to individual documents, on that subject. Sort of like having a personal Wikipedia.
Any other means of implementing?
* Example of search box, with many search plugins:
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Posted by Eric Herberholz at 4:00 PM