Intertwingularity, strange loops, tangled hierarchies

Sam Ruby is moving to . It's an apt name, attributed to Ted Nelson:

``Intertwingularity is not generally acknowledged -- people keep
pretending they can make things deeply hierarchical, categorizable and
sequential when they can't. Everything is deeply intertwingled.'' -- Ted Nelson

The term has often been cited by those imagining new and more intertwingular forms of groupware, from Jamie Zawinski to (the elusive) author of ZOË.

Douglas Hofstadter has some other terms for intertwingularity. He calls it strange loops or tangled hierarchies.

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