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Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 23:41:11 -0800

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Ron Goldman

Subject:   Doug's Objectives, Writings Warrant Support

On Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 12:47:27 -0800 Ron Goldman wrote:

As discussion moves into particulars of how a DKR or OHS should be built, I think we might all benefit by actually reading some of the papers that Doug has written about those very details. ...folks ...might care to comment on things? It would be nice to hear from some others what their take on all of this is & why they are personally taking the time to participate.

Ron, on December 22, 1999, I spoke to Doug about his objectives for the Colloquium.

Doug suggested reading his paper on Groupware published in 1992. It shows a blueprint for the ABC augment and improvement ideas Doug is presenting in the Colloquium, and it sets a vision for using technology to help accomplish these objectives, based on a knowledge management capability. You can explore this capability from the review of Doug's paper that shows alignment with my work, and subsequent progress during the Colloquium...

Augmenting human thinking, commonly called intelligence is a big part of what Doug has in mind, and is explained in the paper on POIMS.

I am participating to support Doug and others who share his vision, and to draw support, as well, for my work. By whatever means this capability evolves and becomes a reality, it will benefit everyone, and for generations to come. It will also bring new risks and challenges for each of us individually, and collectively, which adds urgency and excitement to the mission.

Hope this helps.


Rod Welch