July 27, 2004

The Long Now: Why 'slower' is the unnoticed new frontier

Author: Roger Smith

If you've been questioning whether open-source projects can move beyond mimicry and "me-too" products to create significant innovation, you might want to take a long look at The Long Now Foundation's open-source Timeline/Calendar project. Conceived by Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand and others as a server-based rendering engine for timeline visualizations, the timeline software is flexible enough to be tailored for a wide variety of projects, abstractions, and time scales.

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