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Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 23:37:53 -0800

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Denham Grey

Subject:   POIMS @ Brint

Dear Denham,

Thanks for your letter today inviting participation in your group discussion of KM, and mentioning information on about POIMS. Shouldn't there be attribution for information cited on POIMS, with a link to that shows context, using traceability to original sources, called out by ISO 10006, reviewed on July 21, 1995?

Everyone seems to feel attribution is an important part of KM; see, for example, Dr. Jim Spohrer's presentation to Doug Engelbart's Colloquium at Stanford cited most recently on February 11, 2001.

I looked at your ideas on KM. You make a good effort to distinguish knowledge from information, which is a predicate to moving from IT to KM by fostering a culture of "knowledge." If time permits, a further look at both POIMS and NWO may build on your ideas. Ultimately, the only way to grasp KM is by doing KM, rather than talking about KM while doing IT, per the letter from John Maloney, with KMCI, reviewed recently on January 14, 2001.

Thanks again for interest in my work.




Rod Welch

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