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

March 26, 2000

04 00067 61 00032601

Mr. Douglas C. Engelbart, Ph.D.
Bootstrap Institute
6505 Kaiser Drive
Fremont, CA 94555

Subject:   OHS/DKR Meeting at SRI March 24, 2000
Doug's letter on March 26, 2000

Dear Doug,

This responds to your letter this afternoon asking about the record for the meeting last Friday. At the conclusion of the meeting, I asked if anyone was assigned to capture the record, and understood that this support is still being developed.

I concur that this matter needs early attention.

Yesterday, I sent the record to three (3) people for initial review, requesting feedback by early tomorrow morning, so that distribution to the team could be made in time to prepare for the meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, now set for Thursday.

I may have made a mistake by not including you in the initial distribution, but intended to conserve your time. I got a letter from Lee Iverson on the date issue, but have not heard from him, or the others, with comments on the record. So, I am sending the record of the meeting to you, via the link in this letter, for disposition.

Let me know, if you want any changes. My computer will be down for awhile this evening while I reinstall w2000, but should be able to make changes tomorrow, if needed. My thought was that Mary can make distribution, so that you control what goes out to everyone. Let me know, if you want me to do it.

Additionally, I am not committing to provide this record, but am happy to help out for a few weeks while you launch the project, and get organized. This kind of work is specialized, takes time to be effective, and everyone has their own way of doing things, as set out in your letter. It is very easy for efforts to provide a useful record of meetings, however well intentioned, to become contentious, and counterproductive. We'll see how the team responds, but the lack of initial feedback is not a good sign.

Thanks very much for inviting me to support your important work.



Rod Welch