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Part 2: Recollections (4 of 12)

Coming to Xerox in 1984 was in many ways like meeting old friends. We hadn't known about each others' work, but NoteCards development had followed many of the same goals.[5] Fileboxes were a link-based hierarchical structuring mechanism, showing that links could marry both structuring styles, though we later came to see that this was a mistake.[6] NoteCards also had link types, though rather than predefined sets for particular applications, there were only a few built-in together with support for user definition. Later when we built the "programmer's interface," functionality could be associated with these link types.
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