Re: Re WIT

John C. Mallery (
Thu, 9 Jun 1994 18:38-0400

Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 17:12 EDT
From: Terry Allen <>

>> I agree, the idea is good, but the implementation is too clumsy
> to be practical if we can use email instead.
It is a little bit harder to use but what is going to happen when we have
1500 email messages on this topic? Who is going to organize all the
thoughts so that we could ever hope to go back over it all and apply the
information over the long term.

In response, I have to remark that only a human could organize the
*content* of 1500 messages anyway, and WIT doesn't improve on
properly labelled email in that regard.

Do you have a mail reader that allows you to link messages according to
logical RELATIONS between them? This is what you get from REAL hypertext and
this is what WIT is starting to do.

Secondly, we talking about many individual humans linking their own
contribution. The main problem will be interlinker (intercoder) reliability.