I’m just back from exploring one of the most extraordinary websites I’ve ever visited: Liquidinformation.org.
This site was created by Frode Hegland, a researcher at University College London Interaction Center, working with Mikhail Seliverstov, a programmer in Russia.
Their goal: turn every single word of every online text into a hyperword, a word you can click and then Google, look up in a dictionary, or do any number of other things with.
But don’t waste your time here: visit the site and try the demo.
I tried the CNN one and then my own site, and I was absolutely blown away.
Awesome, jawdropping, you pick the word, there’s no hyperbole possible here.
I learned of the site via Sarah Boxer’s excellent New York Times article, which appeared on February 10.
FunFact: Hegland notes on the site that his mentor is Douglas Engelbart.
Who’s Douglas Engelbart?
Only one of the legends of computing; among other things, he invented the computer mouse.
So big, I can’t get over it, that’s the power I saw unleashed in this demonstration.