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We now move on to the mirror-image of writing-while-reading: reading-while-writing. While the need for writing-while-reading is obvious, the mirror-image need is less so. Currently the user might see it as "I did not realise I had a need for this". Clearly in the paper world when one is writing a document one sometimes pauses to read a second document, and possibly copy a piece of this second document as a quotation, or include it as a reference. Copying is mirrored and indeed bettered in the electronic world: cut-and-paste is much easier than copying material by hand, especially when the material is not textual. Nevertheless the promise of reading-while-writing goes well beyond this facility. The promise is embodied in the work of at MIT, and in particular their Remembrance Agents. When a user is writing a document, the Remembrance Agent proactively pops up suggestions of other documents that might be relevant to what is being written. Thus it might pop up a link to a recent e-mail from a person who has just been mentioned in the document being written, or it might pop up a link to a paper that appears to cover the same topic as the current paragraph. Each suggestion is effectively an annotation that is anchored to a certain fragment of the currently-written document. If the user is interested, she expands the full annotation. The Remembrance Agent concentrates on what has most recently been written, e.g. the current paragraph.
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The dichotomy started when the first document-manipulation applications were produced, and now seems to be engrained in our thinking. It is time for a radical change: reading documents and writing documents should be regarded as two integrated activities, not as separate ones to be covered by different types of software.