This project was started in January 1998 and it will take a number of years to reach its full potential. In fact, if my vision for this page remains true, it will never be completed, but remain a constantly changing living document. It is my hope that others, by their utilization of the page and by their contributions to it, will adopt it as their own, making it a true community effort.
The core of the page is organized in the same manner as my paper, Towards a General Theory of Flocks of Cones. In fact, the paper is being written at the same time as the page is being developed. Once the paper is published, it will become a static document, whereas this web page will continue to grow and be modified. Another difference between the paper and this web page is the cross referencing ability of the page. Navigational buttons (see below) provide the capability of jumping around the document, following threads of interest, permitting a quick scanning of the material or an in depth view of it, as the reader sees fit. In one sense, the web page is much closer to a text than it is to a research paper in that much material, that can only be referred to in the paper, can appear in the whole on the web page. Once I have exhausted the material I have at hand, I will be actively seeking contributions from other researchers, to either place on site or provide links to satellite pages.
Another aspect of the page is the communication component. I will maintain links to other researchers and provide a discussion area. Ultimately, I hope that this evolves into a kind of on-line newsletter, so that we may all be able to keep up to date on the latest findings and projects.
Ordinary links in the page are to either definitions (also available in the glossary) or to references (also available in the bibliography). If I have not provided the appropriate link at some point, you will have to rely on your browser's navigation abilities.
Besides these navigational tools, I have also included a search engine (available on the left) which will search these pages for any subject you type in.
The natural place to start examining these pages is with the Table of Contents.