Inflo is out

I had forgotten to post this announcement: Inflo, an online tool to collaboratively construct arguments, is out! Jono Lung, the brains behind the idea and a friend of mine, explains:

Inflo is an on-line tool for collaboratively constructing arguments.  It’s wiki meets spreadsheets.  It’s a bit like a spreadsheet in that you can enter numbers and formulae in individual nodes (cells).  But, unlike a traditional spreadsheet, each node has its own permanent URL corresponding to a snapshot in time that can be sent around or used as part of other arguments.

I’ve been playing a little bit with the tool, exploring Jono’s arguments, such as whether printing a paper or reading it on screen is more carbon efficient. It seems to me some of the concepts of Inflo might still take a little bit of effort to get used to; fortunately, Jono has also created a user manual for the tool in the form of an Inflo argument—so that would be a good starting point for people unfamiliar with the idea.

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About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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