Until just before the publication of The Mind Map Book, Mind Maps had always been created using coloured pens and paper. But now technology makes it possible to Mind Map using computers, because they now have enough memory capacity, speed and software capability to allow Mind Maps to be drawn on screen.
At the moment computer Mind Mapping cannot compete with the infinite visual variety, portability and 'minimum tool requirement' of traditional Mind Mapping techniques. However, the areas where computer Mind Mapping can offer a significant improvement to personal productivity are the areas of: automatic Mind Map generation; Mind Map editing; data storage; data retrieval; text input; and the organisation of data. The creation of many different variations of the same Mind Map is also facilitated and accelerated.
This chapter introduces the work of Peter Barrett, who worked in conjunction with the authors to create the Mind Map Plus software.
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