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Here are the Knols on mind mapping

Here's a link to Vic Gee's main Knol entitled "Mind mapping". There are cross reference items on related terms as well.

He preserved it in Freezepage when Google closed down Knol.







The main Knol on mind mapping

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This was the main Knol on Mind mapping now preserved at Freezepage



There were also two brief cross reference Knols:



"Mind map": A mainly-hierarchical diagram used to organize information,

ideas and understanding of a topic. It is a type of diagram that can aid visual thinking, learning, planning and creativity.



"Mind mapper": Preparer of diagrams that aid visual thinking, learning,

planning and creativity. It is a generic term for a person who practices mind mapping, or for software designed to support mind mapping on a computer.

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This is where it used to be:

http://knol.google.com/k/vic-gee/mind-mapping/

but now you'll get an "Access denied" message from that link.


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