Intel Corporation
350 East Plumeria; Mail Stop CHP02-1
San Jose, CA 95124

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 07:17:02 -0700

Mr. Rod Welch
The Welch Company
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111 2496
Subject:   NSF Proposal #9961176
Communication Metrics
Commercial Partners
Be Prepared, Making Meetings Productive
Intel Aids Diligence to Be Prepared

[Responding to your letter on August 16 on advantages of SDS to help managers exercise diligence to be parpared for their work...] Technology can aid one in discipline, but it does none of the things you mention except remembering. People do those things. The problem is most likely in people, and not in machines. The solution is then most likely in people, and not machines. All these activities have been occurring thousands of years before the computer.

Jones, Morris