November 04, 2003

Need a Notebook?

Last summer I wrote a program called Notebook for managing my notes on various topics. A notebook is a collection of pages, as many pages as you like, with hyperlinks between them. It's a lot like an editable website, except that it's quicker and easier, and it's also programmable. If you know how to program, you can extend Notebook in a variety of ways. You can find out more about it here.

Just the other day, someone I'd never heard of released an
article on "wiki" software. A wiki is, in fact, an editable website, a lot like Notebook but available from any web browser. The author cites Notebook as a neat application in its own right, and a good starting place for people who want to know more about wikis since it has the same feel but doesn't require a web server.

Me, I just think it's neat that people I've never met and never exchanged e-mail with are happy enough with Notebook that they are telling other folks about it.

Posted by Will Duquette at November 4, 2003 07:53 PM

Rohan said:

Oh darling this is just glorious. I just read the article and I must say a hearty Congrats. You've come a long way from a snit in time saving nine to an article that obviously sings the music of the spheres to the creator that is, Will Duquette.

Many tarps to cover you in the raging weather


Matt Burris said:

I saw you commented in my blog, and thought I'd check out your's as well, and thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Keep up the fantastic work with Notebook! I plan on telling friends and family about it this coming Thanksgiving, I know a lot of people who would find an amazing amount of use out of it.

If I can remember, I plan on posting it on my other site, which has much greater exposure. Would love to see this program get national acclaim, it's that fantastic. :)

Clas Kristiansson said:

I hope you can pardon my awful English. I could of course have written this in better Swedish instead, but that would probably make it even less understandable.
I downloaded your notebook after finding a link in an wikiwiki-article I read a while ago.
To put it bluntly; Your program terrific. Downright wonderful
For the moment I am trying to convince all my friends to try it because it is so marvelous to work with. Small, neat and powerfull. What else do you want from a program?
I have been working with wikis for ages but your program is the first in years that has brought me this "wow-feeling".
Of course I have wish-list, long as a letter to Santa for you program, but I will leave that out (for now) just giving the program the praise it deserves.
And if you wonder about my mail-adress... yes I am a friend of Bo Leuf who wrote the book about wikiwiki and he was good enough to provide me with a mailadress, ages ago.
Best wishes
Clas Kristianssn