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

Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 13:01:57 -0800

03 00050 61 01120701

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

Subject:   SDS Religion Communication Knowledge Intelligence

Dear Morris,

Your letter today noting we discuss issues overlooks that you resist discussing issues beyond IT, which is where SDS has taken us. If we discuss programming, you handle that okay, but discussing use of what is programmed to save time and money, and how to strengthen that capability, seems to fail.

Maybe neither of us is listening. You can help by letting me know what is overlooked in the record of our discussion on November 29, 2001 to understand and follow up so things get done. Almost any discussion we have seems to founder, and it appears to come down to religion. In other words you seem to tie everything back to religion, which is fine with me, but then you refuse to examine it.

I don't want to make too big a deal out of this.

Try viewing this as an exercise of differentiating information as stuff you see, hear and experience through doing things, from intelligence as a process that manipulates this information received through sensory perception into chronologies that impart, by inference, causation based on context, where "context" is a list of subjects that can be described in strings of one to about 100 words parsed in different ways.

We should be able to discuss this without getting bogged down about data proving 500K customers exist before a product is formulated, whether cognitive science is a science, and how much better Microsoft is than SDS. Those things are irrelevant to understanding how to improve alphabet technology for saving time and money.

Hang in there.



Rod Welch