SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: ZUI hatred
Re: SIGIA-L: ZUI hatred
From: Ziya Oz (ziyaoz_at_earthlink.net)
Date: Sun Mar 24 2002 - 22:13:03 EST
Christina Wodtke wrote:
> once I stayed in an 11 dollar a night hotel on the Idaho border that was
> really charming as well as cheap. I can't find it. Would a ZUI help me? No.
> So far it seems ZUI's are good for orienting and displaying certain kinds of
> relationships. They seem to fail when there is a lot of information.
What's displayed by a ZUI can be pretty much anything: textual, pictorial,
auditory, temporal; in 2D, 3D or higher. So in that sense the display engine
can be mapped to any data source a search engine can use. Indeed, Netscape
and Yahoo had such functional ZUI prototypes (way back during Apple's
Getting 1,867,452 returns from a search engine query is awkward in any
format/media. ZUIs promise to narrow down that result-set to meaningful
levels with sensory interactivity and fluidity. They are certainly not
suitable for every problem, but the solutions they can provide are pretty
unique, and go way beyond search engines.
Now all we need is everybody getting their own 10 Gbps Internet connection
and a PC that can internally shuffle that much data :-)
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