SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 09:09:08 -0800

Mr. Rod Welch
The Welch Company
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111 2496

Subject:   SDS and Com Metrics for KM Support at SRI

Hi Rod.

I'm returning from a business trip. Sorry not to have responded in a more timely way to your voicemail.

[Per the comment in the transmittal for your letter on Jaunary 9, 2001...]

... There may be some areas where SDS can help immediately. ...

That'd be great. We clearly could use some improvements in communication and coordination.

As you have by now probably heard, Vicky has gone on maternity leave, but she is planning on being back in touch with people by email next week (!). Curt was out of town this week, so I'm not sure how a meeting would have gotten planned for the 9th including Curt, but that just points out a possible area for improvement.

Regarding your idea to meet to plan an agenda and prepare for a later meeting with Curt, that's a fine idea, although I am generally overbooked with meetings these days. Perhaps a telecon on the topic would be a better use of your time and my time, to avoid travel time.

This is a new year, and I'm hoping that this is the year that something interesting happens regarding some better evolutionary development of collaboration and coordination. But things do not seem to be moving very rapidly right now.


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Pat Lincoln
Computer Science Laboratory