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Often when I surf chasing down some specific topic for
work (software development in particular, but likely
applicable to a wider set of disciplines), surfing in one
browser window is destructive -- you don't want to lose
information you just saw -- you just want to explore
help, of course, and various breadcrumbs schemes
have existed since the beginning of browsing too, but I'm
looking for something a bit more usable -- at any given
time, I might have a dozen or more tabs open on a
subject, all with pieces of useful info and a link to other
pieces of useful info. Finding just the right tab
often winds up causing another brute force search, or
an annoying hunt for info among the previously open
I'm envisioning some sort of cross-linked browsing history
tree structure, with page titles and maybe image
and text abstracts, that is able to display, for any given
pages I navigated to get there (up to the top empty
page), with all cross-linking (such that if I wind up on a
given page from multiple directions I can see that) -- and
even optionally some indicators showing how the pages
linked even though those are links I didn't actually
This would let me assemble my train of thought, retrace
any information I saw but forgot to note in the rash to
explore related links further, and generally present a
fascinating display tree particularly when exploring say,
See, made you read to the end, heh heh
||I want some thing that combines data from multiple tabs into
||I find I gather tabs and do not remember their content because
they are so jarring.
||I kind of want one feed of content that I'm browsing and
snippets from each page that I can combine in arbitrary ways.
||Strikes me as a way to combine hypertext and URL listing.
||It's those small things to ask that fascinate me. Like, to
have an easily accessible list of words that I have sought in
an orderly fashion, say, chronological occurrence of words
I've spell checked.
||I've worked on Minority Report type interfaces with both
Leap Motion and Magic Leap. They're always a lot more fun
in the movies than in real life :)
||A history tree, of sorts. Sensible.
||A nice glob to obtain a psychological profile for money mining.