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    It is fascinating to consider the topics back then with our current experience with the WWW. Berners-Lee invention is still two years in the future back then.

    Composition of the basic nodes and links to higher structures. Halasz viewed this as the missing concept in current hypertext systems.

    I’m not sure if I understood that paragraph well, but it seems like nobody cares about this stuff on the web.

    The “docuverse” [a Ted Nelson-word] is the most interesting, but we are building “docu-islands” in the form of isolated, not cross-linked information structures. Systems are closed, incompatible, and without the possibility for data transfer. Instead linking information between systems should be part of an open system conforming to a standard.(9)

    Totally correct. In general, Andy van Dam is documented as the most clairvoyant participant.

    They have monitored the use of the system for a year and collected 68,000 data points, 43,000 of which are from “real users.” It turns out that searching and context commands account for 40% of the use.

    Searching is still a huge part. Is it around 40% these days?

    If you trust your hypertext system too much, you will be faced with the “missing link” problem when it actually does not include some essential reference. Alternatively, links could conceivably be added as jokes or by vandals so that the structure ended up looking like New York City subway cars.

    Correct. Turns out we can create and fix links faster than they deteriorate.

    They were totally focused on text. No mention of images (let alone cat images). Only one mention “one could have not just text but e.g. three dimensional animation under user control”.