SIMILE Timeline
July 1, 2006 8:20 PM   Subscribe

MIT SIMILE Timeline — a unique AJAX-based scheduling manager with a unique Google Maps-like graphical interface
posted by Mr. Six (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Totally awesome. Someone needs to do the (multi-decade) runup to Iraq, with a special eye towards intelligence.
posted by odinsdream at 8:32 PM on July 1, 2006 [1 favorite]

very cool, indeed.
posted by brandz at 8:42 PM on July 1, 2006

best of the web indeed.
posted by pruner at 9:11 PM on July 1, 2006

I wasn't logged in when I first opened this thread and thus didn't see that brandz had used the word "indeed" in his reply.

I feel so unoriginal.
posted by pruner at 9:13 PM on July 1, 2006

Full of uniqueness! Uniquely!

Actually, pretty damn cool.
posted by medialyte at 9:18 PM on July 1, 2006

posted by bigmusic at 9:23 PM on July 1, 2006

I believe this thread calls for the creation of a new "batshitunique" tag.
posted by pruner at 9:28 PM on July 1, 2006

The developers outdeed themselves.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:36 PM on July 1, 2006

It still needs work. There's no direct mention of Zapruder.
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:38 PM on July 1, 2006

... bloody hell.
Well, I suppose someone outside Google had to do something good with web 2.0. Hats off to the ladies and gents behind this and for making me realise how little cool stuff I've been permitted to play with at work.

Shock and awe.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 9:49 PM on July 1, 2006

Batshitunique indeed - not only this project but the others in the SIMILE project. This is what the future is about - making useful projects from existing data...
posted by rmm at 12:07 AM on July 2, 2006

posted by FidelDonson at 1:08 AM on July 2, 2006

I would like to use this code to make my own timeline. It seems like they're making the code available, but I can't quite figure out how to get it. If you click "browse the code," you get a director with a bunch of txt files, xml files and subfolders. But I can't find the code for the timeline.
posted by grumblebee at 6:36 AM on July 2, 2006

You can make a timeline using their instructions.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:21 AM on July 2, 2006

Thanks, Blazecock Pileon. I should learn to RTFM.
posted by grumblebee at 8:35 AM on July 2, 2006

This is very very cool. I've been using EasyTimeline, which is part of MediaWiki, for some projects at work. If somebody wrote a data file converter, we could instantly have thousands of WikiPedia timelines available.
posted by formless at 10:00 AM on July 2, 2006

Somebody who doesn't have to work over the holiday weekend ought to use this to diagram Primer.
posted by Eater at 8:47 AM on July 3, 2006

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