kenan
I would like to lobby for some major features for PersonalBrain/SiteBrain:

A fourth dimension thought connection: a Jump on the right side.

In laying out of philosophical thought connections, I have trouble arranging them in a presentation form that shows their relationships. Most scientific concepts of the material world require four dimensions. Quantum Physics requires even more, of course, but four would help tremendously. The ontology of consciousness really is difficult to form without using four dimensional graphic representation. Here an example, one that actually inspired my idea for four.

Carl Jung's Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle and Maria the Jewess "Out of the Third comes the One as the Fourth."

Quanternity: http://www.bookrags.com/research/quaternity-eorl-11/

Here's a link to my SiteBrain where I am exploring the problems:

http://www.branam.com/#-94
http://www.branam.com/#-165
http://www.branam.com/#-439
http://www.branam.com/#-446


So much of physics and cognitive psychology involves the dynamics of polarities. You can't show that in three thought connections.


So with four connectors, relationships can enhance visual thinking to a whole new level.
Of course, complexity, in the future will call for even more connectors and dimensions.

That's all I have time for at the moment.

whadayathink? How difficult would the programming for another connector be?





Kenan Doyle Branam
PB Pro 6.0.6.4 Feb 3, 2011
Dell XPS M1530 / Windows 7 (32) /IE9 / Firefox 3+

Media Consultant/Presenter
Paradigm Communications, Inc.
Houston, Texas
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igoldsmid1
I would suggest using a proper concept mapping tool like "Vue" http://vue.tufts.edu/index.cfm - also its free ...

I don't believe Personal Brain is ever going to include sophisticated features ... It's mostly eye candy ...

Ian Goldsmid
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JosefBetancourt
I also agree with the suggestion of using a Concept Mapping tool.  A problem with that is that Concept Mapping tools are very few, compared to Mind Mapping tools.  I tried CMap, Conzilla, and Compendium.  Didn't like them.  I had better luck with Vizio.  

As to PB being eye candy.  I don't think so.  It fulfills a very narrow niche and does it well.  The concept mapping world can learn a thing or two from it, such as ease of use.  An example, I didn't try Vue.  No where on the site does it state whether it runs on Windoze.

But, that is expected since Concept Mapping is still only in the research phase?




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kenan
Update. This might be a clue to how to program more dimensional connectors in PersonalBrain:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaternion



Kenan Doyle Branam
PB Pro 6.0.6.4 Feb 3, 2011
Dell XPS M1530 / Windows 7 (32) /IE9 / Firefox 3+

Media Consultant/Presenter
Paradigm Communications, Inc.
Houston, Texas
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mkhoatt
My friend, have you seriously thought this through? In my country it is deemed inhospitable to propose a hypothetical solution then expect those of a lower caste to make it work. In another manner of speaking, you must take responsibility for your words following through to action.

Moreover, it has been reliably informed to me that quaternions are now superseded by vectors and scalars. Perhaps you should to rephrase your idea in this paradigm which might possibly permit a heavenly solution to descend upon us. Tere gaand mein keede paday.
Mahatma Khoatt, Professor of Divinity

"Like a flame that has been blown out by a strong wind goes to rest and cannot be defined, just so the sage who is freed from name and body goes to rest and cannot be defined."
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jostber
kenan wrote:
I would like to lobby for some major features for PersonalBrain/SiteBrain:

A fourth dimension thought connection: a Jump on the right side.

In laying out of philosophical thought connections, I have trouble arranging them in a presentation form that shows their relationships. Most scientific concepts of the material world require four dimensions. Quantum Physics requires even more, of course, but four would help tremendously. The ontology of consciousness really is difficult to form without using four dimensional graphic representation. Here an example, one that actually inspired my idea for four.

Carl Jung's Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle and Maria the Jewess "Out of the Third comes the One as the Fourth."

Quanternity: http://www.bookrags.com/research/quaternity-eorl-11/

Here's a link to my SiteBrain where I am exploring the problems:

http://www.branam.com/#-94
http://www.branam.com/#-165
http://www.branam.com/#-439
http://www.branam.com/#-446


So much of physics and cognitive psychology involves the dynamics of polarities. You can't show that in three thought connections.


So with four connectors, relationships can enhance visual thinking to a whole new level.
Of course, complexity, in the future will call for even more connectors and dimensions.

That's all I have time for at the moment.

whadayathink? How difficult would the programming for another connector be?







I am with you on this one. A fourth connector would be great to have.

TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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jostber
Has this suggestion been UserVoiced?

TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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LeonardoParadox
Sounds like a must have to me! How do we make it happen?
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rhodes

You might be pushing uphill to persuade the developers to change the basic design since this has already been patented. However, I recently also requested the same feature here:

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Left and right jump gates would also aid separation of jump thoughts, which now are all crammed against the left side in Normal view. Now that we can turn off sibling display there is no reason not to take advantage of the extra space available. (In Expanded view, the jump gate can jump to the right side of the thought when necessary, so this is a step in the right direction.)

So if you like my suggestion, please vote for it here:
http://thebrain.uservoice.com/forums/4597-thebrain/suggestions/1009655-normal-view-with-features-of-expanded-view

Others have requested two jump gates per thought too; searching the forum should bring up earlier posts.

As far as I know, no one's really thought this request through. If you press F8 to create a new jump, how would PB know which jump gate to link it to? And if the active thought had a lot of siblings, how would you prevent them from clashing with any jump thoughts linked on the right? It could get very messy. For this idea to work, "Show siblings" would have to be unchecked. What would happen in Expanded View if we had two jump gates? When a thought is moved to the left of the plex and has jump thoughts to its right, the jump gate already changes to the right side automatically, so the thoughts that were supposed to be linked to jump-left and those to jump-right are going to be hopelessly mixed up; they would all end  up on one side or the other of the active thought...

Would we drop the current, patented parent-child-jump hierarchy for twin parent/child, left jump/right jump hierarchies? There is currently no hierarchy in jump links, which were never designed for this purpose, only to designate "remotely related" links. Also note that two thoughts can only be connected by one link. Would this mean that now it might be possible to connect thought A to thought B by both a left and a right jump link??

Too many unresolved issues for my liking, even though I did suggest it! This is a good idea but the design needs a bit more work.

On the other hand, you don't really need a jump on the right side to create a fourth dimension at all. See this thought-provoking article:

http://groups.google.com/group/personalbrain-users/web/thought-chains-x-marks-the-spot

Alan Rhodes
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