The Liquid Information Company
My passion is to augment our ability to interact with text, because much of our communication is with and through text, so the richer our interaction with text will be, the richer our understanding and communication will be.
This is why I founded The Liquid Information Company.
I hope you will find Liquid to significantly improve your efficiency and make it more joyful when working with text, but either way, please do get in touch should you have any comments or questions.
Having had the honour and pleasure of working with Doug Engelbart, the man who practically invented interactive computing, I put together a web documentary with Fleur Klijnsma which we called Invisible Revolution.
The philosophy of Liquid Information is more fully discussed at the liquid.org website, please have a look should this interest you.
Sarah Walton Sarah has worked with Frode since the very early days of liquid information. Sarah co-founded the original The Liquid Information Company and co-developed the philosophy with Frode Hegland. Sarah has conceived and implemented successful strategies for clients in media, finance, retail, telecoms, health, education, and entertainment sectors, as well as being active in UK government. Start ups, SMEs as well as large, complex organisations have achieved their business objectives as a result of strategic and realistic roadmaps – including business expansion, innovation and sales and market adoption strategies.
Doug Engelbart Doug invented much of modern interactive computing as we know it, including the mouse, word processing and hypertext.
Doug will forever remain our spiritual guiding light.
“I honestly think that you are the first person I know that is expressing the kind of appreciation for the special role which IT can (no, will) play in reshaping the way we can symbolize basic concepts to elevate further the power that conditioned humans can derive from their genetic sensory, perceptual and cognitive capabilities.”
Doug Engelbart in personal email to Frode Hegland September 2003
Vint Cerf Vint is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocol, the communications protocol that gave birth to the Internet and which is commonly used today. Vint on the Liquid Information Project: “This project is born out of a realisation that the increased digitization of our world offers both an opportunity and a challenge. As all media enter into the Internet and World Wide Web environments, we need vastly improved infrastructure to manage, link, search, extract, and understand the Niagara of information pouring into the net. The hyperword concept offers an opportunity to harness the information inherent in the net in a far more automatic fashion. Not requiring that links be solely generated by manual effort, hyperwords (Liquid Information) can automatically stitch meaning into any and all documents. This is still very much an experimental idea. Ambiguity will be a major challenge to overcome, for example. Nonetheless, I think this out of the box concept is well worth exploring and strongly endorse the efforts put forward in this proposal to do just that.”
Ted Nelson Theodor invented the term "hypertext" in 1965, and is a pioneer of information technology. He also coined the words transclusion and intertwingularity. Ted on the Liquid Information Project: "...it breaks the iron prison of the web browser.”
Bruce Horn Bruce Horn was responsible for a number of the key aspects of the original Macintosh, most notably he was responsible for the design and implementation of the Finder, the type/creator metadata mechanism for files and applications, and the Resource Manager. The Dialog Manager and the multi-type aspect of the clipboard also appeared thanks to Bruce.
Douglas Rushkoff Winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other's values. He sees "media" as the landscape where this interaction takes place, and "literacy" as the ability to participate consciously in it. His ten best-selling books on new media and popular culture include Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism, and Coercion, winner of the Marshall Mcluhan Award.
Dave Farber Dave has been called the grandfather of the internet. His influence and earnest work is seen everywhere. David Farber is the Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Chief Technologist for the Federal Communications Commission. His background includes positions at the Bell Labs, the Rand Corporation, Xerox Data Systems, University of California at Irvine and the University of Delaware. cis.upenn.edu/~farber
Keith Martin Keith Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the University of the Arts London, teaching publishing, editorial and design for print and digital media in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He is also the Technical Editor of MacUser magazine. He has written and contributed to a wide range of articles and to numerous books on the subjects of design and production for print and digital media, including The Digital Designer’s Bible. Keith has been designing and developing content, structure and interaction logic for digital media since 1989.
Ben Scott Ben is an entrepreneur who has never had a "real job". He has two out of two successful manufacturing and distribution companies which have been running for 17 and 6 years respectively - one in the UK and the other in Singapore. Despite lacking an undergraduate degree, Ben is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (March 2010) and is regularly contracted by one of Asia's' leading accounting firms in fraud cases.
Houria Iderkou Houria has been working with Frode for over a decade and represents Liquid in Silicon Valley.
liquid OS X
Daoxin Z China. Konstantin R (TIANI Studio) in Poland.
liquid browser add-on
Mikhail S and Alex V Russia and Tobias H Germany.
Mikhail S Russia, Tobias H Germany and Simon W UK.
interatlas / live globe iOS
Steve G USA, Marius S Romania, Viorel C Romania, Catalin B Romania, Gabriel B Romania, Andrei E Romania, Alex S Romania and Manuel P USA. Narek G second version.
lisa OS X
Mikhail S Russia, Illia B Ukraine and Daoxin Z China.
The Liquid Information Company is a UK limited company dedicated to producing software products and education demonstrating the benefit of rich interaction. The Liquid Information Company was registered in the UK, 14 Aug 2008, registration number 6673135.