ZigZag News

We've found a fresh video of Ted Nelson, hypertext pioneer and founder of Project Xanadu, discussing ZigZag (ZZ)/ data structures. ZigZag provides “hyper-orthogonal” structures and links which structures allow for a system that maintains links from one cell to another without imposing tabular structure.

Most importantly, the hyper-orthogonal structure allows the user to enter data in two or three dimensions, then create additional dimensions without disturbing those first dimensions.

ZigZag certainly disrupts a common understanding of spatial relation, but once you understand it, the implications and uses for it are myriad and limitless.