• Flow/Liner

    From Ginger1@39:136/3 to All on Fri Jun 2 20:24:28 2023
    I was flicking through some old Amiga Shopper magazines the other day, and saw an interesting PD program called "Liner". This looked a surprisingly modern program, the kind of thing that would have netizens frothing because of over-hyped productivity gains, for just a low-cost monthly subscription and 30 email newsletters a day.

    Basically, this was a freeform word processor, where you could create very quick tabulated lists - essentially a tabulated list form of a tree data structure. Ideal for quick project planning - breaking down a project into tasks and subtasks etc.

    Liner was the PD program. They referenced a commercial more-polished equivalent called Flow.

    Cripes. Flow. That would have been a mult-million webpage if only they weren't 30 years too ahead of their time!

    Anyway. Ever heard of it? Ever USED it??
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  • From Ginger1@39:136/3 to All on Fri Jun 2 20:24:28 2023
    I was flicking through some old Amiga Shopper magazines the other day, and saw an interesting PD program called "Liner". This looked a surprisingly modern program, the kind of thing that would have netizens frothing because of over-hyped productivity gains, for just a low-cost monthly subscription and 30 email newsletters a day.

    Basically, this was a freeform word processor, where you could create very quick tabulated lists - essentially a tabulated list form of a tree data structure. Ideal for quick project planning - breaking down a project into tasks and subtasks etc.

    Liner was the PD program. They referenced a commercial more-polished equivalent
    called Flow.

    Cripes. Flow. That would have been a mult-million webpage if only they weren't 30 years too ahead of their time!

    Anyway. Ever heard of it? Ever USED it??
    --- SBBSecho 3.20-Linux
    * Origin: >>> Magnum BBS <<< - bbs.magnum.uk.net (39:136/3)