Outlining on the Internet 

Outlining on the Internet 

At first outlining may not seem related to the Internet, but if you look again, you'll see lots of possibilities.

First and foremost, the Internet is a communication enviornment. Email, instant messaging, the Web, each offer a different form of communication, allowing one person to speak to many people, publicly or in private; or allowing just two people to communicate, and most points inbetween.

But outlining is also about communication. Used by engineers, managers, marketers, teachers, students, librarians, consultants, accountants, speech writers, scholars; people who think for a living use outliners not only to communicate with others, they use outliners to process ideas, to sort out complex problems and find the hidden simplicity. For computer-based brainstorming, organizing and presenting, no tool can beat an outliner.

Now imagine an outliner that works on the Internet. In your bibliography, you cite a source. Link to it. When a reader double-clicks on the headline, the document expands, in place. Copy the citation into another outline, and you've got another link. Linking and outlining over the Internet. This is the start of something big. [Scripting News]

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