Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 18:56:18 -0700
|Subject:||Eric's Summary Purpose of DKR, v.2|
Another edit, for clarity:
* "deliberation" was chosen to imply focused discussion, bent on achieving resolution for some issue or issues.
* The "elevator version" is the synopsis you give to say, a venture cap, when you happen to find yourself on the same elevator. If the response is "how do you do that?", showing mild interest, it's an invitation to move into the sentence-level version, then the paragraph-level version, etc.
While doing that, make it possible to categorize paragraphs (i.e. "messages") in order to carry on a well- organized discourse. Preliminary categories include "question", "alternative", "argument for", "argument against", and "endorsement". Categories like those have been found to be helpful in mediated discussion systems. We intend to put that thinking into software, so remote collaborators can carry on the same kind of highly reasoned discussions online.