Web Sightings
An idiosyncratic list of some of our favorite on-line haunts.
Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus
May 29, 2000
Reference books have come a long way from the days when they were unwieldy volumes with thin pages dog-eared from use. The best recent advance in reference technology is the Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus, which uses Web animation to illustrate the latticework of language. Enter a word, and the thesaurus will generate a solar system of similar words orbiting around the sun of the original term; click on one of those words, and the system will reorganize.
Thinkmap. Visualize Complex Information.