440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
415 781 5700

October 17, 2001

03 00050 61 01101701

Mr. Edmond E. Traille
S J Gallina & Company
201 N. Civic Drive Suite 230
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 3800

Subject:   SDS Delivers Intelligence on the Internet

Dear Ed,

Thanks for getting back to Millie on her question about tax matters, reported in your letter on September 7, 2001.

You asked in your letter why SDS records with daily working informtion are on the Internet.

The Internet provides common access that builds and maintains shared meaning faster, better and cheaper than other means. This idea, and balancing the complimentary requirement for confidentiality are further explained in the record for September 7, 2001. As noted in the record, if you feel something important is missing, needs clarification, or should be suppressed, please let me know. We are at the beginning of a new era moving from information technology to a culture of knowledge, so modalities still need to be ironed out to where most everybody feels comfortable.

Daily bumbling that catches people up in endless rework reduces productivity, earnings and stock prices. A good economy makes it difficult for busy people to focus on improving the work. With the economy now sending an alert, and following tragic events of September 11, there is more time for considering SDS, as discussed in a recent letter to DCMA on September 20. Please keep this in mind when opportunities arise to discuss improving the bottom line. Feel free to point people to SDS records on the Internet that show how adding "intelligence" to management produces ROI of 10:1 as reported by the Corps of Engineers.

A compendium of related records showing productive meetings demonstrates this new role reported on October 17, 2000.

Thanks again for helping Millie, and asking for my thoughts about SDS on the Internet. SDS has turned out to be a unique and powerful development, noted by Professor Ransdell in a letter on July 16, 2000, who warned that acceptance would be slow for that reason. Intellectual curiosity is also pretty rare, so it is a great pleasure to comment when inquiries are made.



Rod Welch