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"As the data in our knowledge-bases becomes ever more rapidly obsolete, it will be less important to 'know' the data than to be able to access and relate them one to another ... it is the interaction between data that causes change. The fundamental mechanism of innovation is the way things come together and connect."

James Burke, The Pinball Effect

To make the page think like a network, we might start by changing how the page behaves. In this article, I presented the typical Web page view and changed its character by, Trojan horse style, putting it in the belly of another beast. That's what we're doing when we objectify information and then put those objects into a new, more useful configuration.

I call this new configuration Orbital Information Management Maps, or OIM2. Seeing information as objects in orbits, sitting above the information, enhances information depth and utility.

Today there are many kinds of information maps. And these information maps are becoming more commonplace as we realize the value of seeing our world multidimensionally.

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