Liquid Information Environment Overview




The Liquid Information Environment is an open ecosystem of rich interactions. It is my firm belief that providing rich interaction compatible with the human brain and body is crucial to augment our ability to understand and solve problems. No single tool or software system can do this so it is necessary to build interoperable systems to give the user a rich choice of tools and for the tool systems to compete to provide ever richer opportunities for the user to developer a deeper literacy in how they use the tools.


  • Liquid | Author for authoring documents
    a low-cost commercially available word processing macOS application (The Liquid Information Company)

  • Liquid | Flow for checking and sharing text
    a low-cost commercially available text interaction macOS utility (The Liquid Information Company)

  • hyperGlossary for storing document snippets on the web
    a set of basic standards for storing glossary terms as subjects for WordPress articles with rich definitions which are available to create via Flow and viewable in Space

  • Liquid View for visual organizing
    an open web application which can import and connect live with graph APIs and applications including TrailMarks, Hypothesis, HyperKnowledge and Author


The process starts with a document someone else has created which the user gathers and learns from, then adds to citable sources if useful enough. The user then organizes their material, authors a new document, re-organizes based on self editing and that of others and finally integrates their new work into the discourse through publishing it as a web article or as a document, usually in the formats of Word or Rich PDF.


In the Liquid Information model, the work store starts with the external document and then moves on to private web documents, such as WordPress, to provide wide and open access to tools for organizing and authoring the resulting work document: