The Mimix Company

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Introducing Mimix.

Mimix finds and connects the facts in your documents, without searching. Powered by the (msl) language, Mimix enables new ways of reading, writing, and research that free information from the trap of electronic documents.

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MSL Specifications

Moving beyond word processing as we know it requires a new programming language designed for the task. Take a deep dive into the defining technology behind Mimix, the MSL language, in this comprehensive specification.



Mimix Whitepaper

See where it all began in this “brain dump” in August, 2018 from Mimix inventor David Bethune. The whitepaper is an exploration of the history and problems of text editing along with a proposal for the future. Note: Some aspects of the MSL language have changed since this early narrative. See the MSL Specs for details.


Nebula Screenshot

Getting Started with Mimix Nebula

Today, we’re making available an early version of our Nebula open source deployment system for cross-platform applications.



Be More

Nebula: Simple & Flexible Apps with (msl) Data

Improving the user experience with software in the ways described in the Mimix whitepaper demands new thinking about how we present and deploy applications to users.



Recipes for Research

In this presentation, we’ll explore the idea of looking at the creation of text narratives as a programming process and describe the activities of creating, editing, verifying, and disseminating written documents in algorithmic form.


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An Intro to Mimix

Mimix is an invention that will transform how we work, how we study, and how we share information. AI is everywhere, but it isn’t much help in finding and connecting facts in documents. Our vision is to transform research and word processing.



Everything Old Isn’t New Again (Yet)

I’m pretty sure I was born a geek. I’ve always been interested in the latest technology, forever holding out hope that tomorrow’s inventions would make the world better than it is today. At the very least, maybe technology could one day make using technology itself easier. Alas, that has not been the case.


The color scheme for Mimix comes from the PDP-11 front panel.

The Mimix Logo

I love designing logos for other people, but I usually hate doing it for myself. In the case of the Mimix logo, there were three immediate inspirations. I wanted the logo to have a sixties or historic feel because the ideas behind Mimix came from that era, and so did I.


Although it seems anachronistic now, the Encyclopædia Brittanica was easier to reference than this blog post. My Texas Granny, Pearl Bethune, sold Britannica and went on to author two nonfiction books of her own. The second, Forward to the Past, required copious research... and metal printing plates!

Getting to Xanadu

Ted Nelson’s Xanadu is one of the most important and most maligned ideas in computer history. Why has it held such sway after more than 50 years? Is Xanadu so difficult to achieve that no one call pull it off, or are there other factors?



Mimix Gear

Mimix Gear is our line of logo apparel designed to let you show your style. Made from high-quality materials with unique printing and embroidery, each piece is custom designed by David Bethune to represent our brand.


Big Tex (Sexually Joseph)

The Zero-Day Upgrade Cycle

Or… Why Everyone Needs Great Tools. I recently came across this unpublished post about tooling that I’d written two years when we started the company.