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The Everything Tour
Alright. This is supposed to be a somewhat informal browsing
around of the general fetures of the system.
First, the general concept of Everything:
Nodes and Links
Everything is a node, that is, everything in this system is nodes. All of these nodes can be strung together with links, but we'll get to that later. Nodes have different nodetypes, which determines what information the Node contains, as well as how it is displayed to the user. Nodetypes are also nodes. Ah... recursion...
First, there was Nodetype
The first node in the system is "Nodetype" because we needed it to create new nodetypes from it. The page you are on right now is a superdoc. You can get a good idea of some of the other nodetypes by going to the Gigantic Node Lister...
Lemme go over some of the other types:
If you took a look at the superdoc display page, you noticed
that it looked pretty simple. As a matter, there are three lines: