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ZolnerZone is, more than anything else,

an enormous multi-media diary.

Unfortunately, I didn't foresee ZolnerZone as I was writing page after page of material about various subjects in differing formats. ZolnerZone is complex. Before 1968, my writings were disorganized and random.

On September 20, 1968, I began keeping (and numbering) pages in a diary. Some of the pages, not simple journal-type diary pages, had titles of subjects. When the volume of diary pages expanded, I divided them into subject-volumes. Subjects, in ZolnerZone, can be reached through Main, start of a subject-tree. Titles of subjects, in chronological order, can be reached through Titles. Untitled diary pages, in chronological order, can be reached through Journals.

While writing diary-journal pages, I mentioned subjects on DIARY-1542, for example, that deserved pages of their own with (see DIARY-1543 [which could run from DIARY-1543 to DIARY-1546]) and (see DIARY-1547 [which might be only one page]), so that the next diary-journal page would be DIARY-1548, without a subject. Not simple. In addition, DIARY-5001 through DIARY-8160 incorporates pre-DIARY writing: only subjects, not journal pages. Diary pages like 1542 and 1548, without subjects, can be reached via dates in Journals. Pages with subjects, to repeat, can be reached through the subject-tree starting with Main. Acknowledging that this separates consecutive diary pages, a totally independent diary can be read chronologically via Diary Pages, which contains sequential pages from 00001 through 14210, duplicating both the Journal pages and the subject pages in the order in which they were written.

On March 25, 1979, the diary format became too cumbersome, and I stopped it. After that date, my writings were independent of diary-page numbering. From then on, writings had only subjects to identify them, primarily reached via Main through Journals, Travels, Plays, Longer Fiction, Dreams, and Visuals. As I've said many times, if I knew where all this would end up, I'd have made it simpler. This is the best way I can think of to organize a complexity: me.


For the list of Diary-page titles–

To access the subject-tree–

Chronological journals–

Diary-pages in numerical order–