Alternatives to browsers - and XLink?
14:39, 9 May 2000 UTC | Simon St.Laurent

In "Browser Bashers", Forbes' Daniel Lyons explores alternatives to the current Web hypertext model, though XLink and the W3C are notable primarily for their absence.

Examining the search for "a better approach," Lyons cites Jakob Nielsen's complaint:

"Web usability is a disgrace. For seven years we've had close to zero progress in enhancing the user's main tool for using the Internet."

Lyons explores a number of alternatives to Web browsers, including Navihedrons, 3-D workspaces under development at Xerox PARC, Inxight Software's Hyperbolic Tree, Microsoft's 3-D Task Gallery, and a number of other possibilities, including Ted Nelson's ZigZag.

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