The media have completely missed this story. There's been a bit of chatter among the illumanati re: Small Picture, a new company funded by Dave Winer and Kyle Shank. The first proof of concept was Little Outliner, a clever bit of code that stores an outline using HTML local storage.
Now Small Picture has released Fargo, an outliner that uses Dropbox as its file store. It's an early release, with the formal launch delayed by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15.
The tool, while young and a bit rough around the edges, shows real promise assuming you--like Dave Winer--think in outline form.
He is leveraging the talent of Kyle Shank: http://www.kyleshank.com/stories/2013/03/25/littleOutliner.html
Check out fargo.io
, it will be worth your time. One can imagine that fargo.io
and related products and services from Small Picture may replace the (little known) World Outline effort Winer has been working on for several years. He has clever ideas about using DNS and e.g. Amazon back-end services in a way that allows each paragraph of a blog post to have it's own reference on the interwebs. It's a brillinat idea, I can't understand why it has not captured more attention.
Actually, that's a lie. I do understand. It is great technology, but World Outline demanded a potential user climb an Everest-equivalent technology mountain that was too much of a hassle for Ordinary People. Plus, there are not all that many people who understand the Frontier system, or who are motivated to learn an aging scripting environment, no matter how powerful and clever it is.
[This is really blog-ish material. Too bad I am not maintaining a blog these days. Maybe I need to do something about that?] But maybe... you'll share this around the interwebs? I'm confident it expresses something that the Om Malik's of the world [who has written about Small Picture, in glowing terms] may have missed. LOL