could some one give me some ideas on what i can label my "Thought types" as? thanks noobe PB user

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Candidate Thought Types


organizational entity {process, people, company, dept., subsidiary}

idea {abstraction, metaphor, concrete, constraint}

project, issue, task, milepost

network node, legacy systems, s/w

model, {data, flow, business, IDEF0, plan}

taxonomy, layer, kind, type

data {-base, -set, -table, -model, -dictionary}

goal, destination, mission, strategy, tactic




Link Types (I tend to use link types to express

relationship types)

seen in relation to, in context of

member of

contributes to

instance of


reference for, refers to, relates to (often with Jump)

constrains, controls

transforms (in)to

reports directly to, reports indirectly to

unknown relationship


Note that these tend to group naturally into some flowing downward and some flowing upward, according to the type of relationship being considered, and perhaps along active / passive voice lines.


Note that what is needed is the concept of spatial layers or stories. This would be useful to see various hierarchies overlaid on one another and rotatable with rubberband links aligning or “registering” entities across stories.  An obvious and very simple use is to show an Org Chart of people overlaid on the Org Chart of function.  Something like these have, graphically, already been done in architectural modeling softwares (ArchiCAD v10) and in molecular modeling software (take your pick among the DNA modeling initiaties. Stanford has the Folding@home stuff).  The overlay of data matrices is an obvious underlying “model” for creation of this.

I'm new to this newsgroup.
It's less than one week of PB4 usage / experiments,
I think that ordering by type is a very useful tool
(also if some additional intermediate thoughts may help
also in the link-type structure, with some time / memory waste).

Anyway it would be very useful to HIDE thoughts basing
on the link types, probably when the number of thoughts
gets closer to the reality (many thousands), it would be
better to have a reduced view in order to clarify our
'current' approach, i.e. supposing it exists a relationship
as: composed of ... together with many others,
the user can better focus on the structure he's interested
in, filtering out all other links (and items related).

What do you think about?

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