George Ellis it was goalless at first. it started a few days ago.
i saw “six degrees of wikipedia” website again and wondered what would grow if i started connecting topics that interest me.
i then wished i had an easy way to hook nodes and edges together with labels.
it turned out i had the tool : yEd
it was easy. it is so easy that i keep returning to it when i can.
the connections are directed associations but no hierarchy is indicated as they are simply page links in wikipedia.
with such a flatness i wondered if structure would emerge and it seems to be emerging.
as these topics are of my own choosing and i choose which connections are valid for me, it is becoming a valid representation of a way i associate concepts in my mind.
being based on wikipedia it is also public and traceable.