|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
the wennie factory
NEW WEB UTILITY PREVENTS GETTING LOST ON THE WEB
(New York, NY - April 10, 1998) - The wennie factory announces the preview
release of SurfSerf, a software product that graphically captures how a
user surfs the world wide web. As the user jumps from site to site,
SurfSerf faithfully records and maps out the surf session in an visually
manageable fashion. SurfSerf helps a user recover from having gotten
lost while surfing the web by displaying, in an intuitive yet complete
manner, all the sites visited and all the branches taken.
“One of the biggest problems with surfing the web is that you can so
easily become lost,” says James Wen, founder of the wennie factory.
“The major browsers offer history lists which fail to capture the twists
and turns of a complex, hypertextual web. SurfSerf breaks out of
this linear world and shows the web in a form that more closely resembles
a real, physical network of connected sites.”
In addition to its graphical site and link mapping features, SurfSerf
features a full linear history list and the ability for the user to add
annotations and comments to the sites visited.
FOR EVALUATION COPY
The free preview can be downloaded from http://www.surfserf.com/download.html
White papers can be retrieved from http://www.surfserf.com/whitePapers
SurfSerf runs on the (32-bit) Windows 95 platform in conjunction with
the Netscape Navigator 4.0 browser. Versions of SurfSerf for the
Internet Explorer browser and for the Windows NT, Macintosh and Unix platforms
are currently under development and are scheduled to be released in the
latter half of the third quarter.
The full featured version of SurfSerf, due for release by the end of
the second quarter, will retail for $34.95 and will be available for order
from the web site.
THE WENNIE FACTORY
The wennie factory, founded in 1996, seeks to explore and develop ideas
arising from the various facets of the emerging new media through a combination
of cutting edge research techniques, creative usability concerns, and design
sensibilities. Its founder, James Wen, previously of IBM Research,
has an interdisciplinary background that ranges from the fine arts to the
theoretical and hard sciences.
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