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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 11:53:16 -0700

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Mr. Morris E. Jones
Business Unit Manager
Cable Network Operation
Intel Corporation
350 East Plumeria; Mail Stop CHP3-105
San Jose, CA 95124

Subject:   Nexist and Collaborative Radio Solve Check in and Check out

Dear Morris,

Jack Park has been contributing to the effort at SRI under Doug Engelbart's leadership to develop technology for KM. In the past few months, Jack has begun developing code to accomplish his vision. The other day he provided explanation, and code for people to try. As we discussed on June 14, 2001, the document management issue you raised has been a major focus in developing KM technology.

Doc "check in" and "check out" is not expressly mentioned in Jack's architecture, but the concept Jack has in mind seems closer to what you want to accomplish.

As well, recent discussion with John Deneen about work at MIT, and on planning for a cognitive radio indicates alignment with real world needs you cite to improve management for more than one person. This might extend the Palm Pilot that many people find helpful.

MIT specifically mentions collaboration, which typically implies managing a lot of people, and so fits the use case you described on June 14, 2001.



Rod Welch

Jack Park

Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 14:22:14 -0700

From:   Jack Park


Subject:   Latest Nexist files

I have placed my latest Nexist 0.2 classes and source on the web. Visit.... download them.

This turns out to be an interim solution until I coax secure cvs to run properly on Win ME (is that possible?).

Changes include numerous bug fixes and enhancements to functionality (some just completed, others added). Now, it is possible to generate a "drill down" topic map in which you create a topic in one topic map, and use occurrences of that topic to reference other topic maps.

I shall be very interested to see what others make of that idea.


Jack Park