THE WELCH COMPANY
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
415 781 5700
October 5, 2000
04 00067 61 00100501
Mr. Henry van Eykan
6505 Kaiser Drive
Fremont, CA 94555
OHS Making Good Progress
today, which relates issues in our discussion
yesterday. Per your request, a
in my record. Please let me know if you have any questions on these
Couple of quick points to summarize...
I greatly look forward to your visit next month, and will be pleased to show
how SDS works, per your request on September 26. Hopefully, arrangements can
be made for Doug and others on the team to see SDS, as well.
- Doug and SRI are working hard on a difficult project, as related by
in a letter to the team on September 29. Difficult projects
require resources and leadership. As resources become available, a
budget and schedule will expedite progress. In the meantime, there
is no cause for alarm about progress on an OHS.
- A big task in the project schedule will be learning about
knowledge management by performing KM, as Doug called out on March 26.
There is no other way to acquire this knowledge, as we discussed
- Doug's DKR team is ahead of other projects attempting to accomplish KM,
since there is no evidence that other projects understand Knowledge
Management, nor have a ready means at this time to acquire it, as SRI's
top researcher on KM,
noted in at meeting on April 6.
You correctly conveyed in your letter today my summary explanation
of KM as adding time management to information management. This is a
simple way for people to grasp the challenge of augmenting human
intelligence, based on the
architecture of human thought,
submitted on Septebmer 27. It provides a key conceptual framework to
distinguish KM from what folks have been doing the past 30 years in
Information Technology (IT),
several thousand years manually, commonly called
"documentation." The next step is changing the paradigm from documents
to Knowledge Space.
- SDS is a personal and organizational knowledge capability, as set
out in the record on September 26, and explained more fully in POIMS.
Characterizations of SDS as a personal knowledge tool are incomplete.
Doug's many years working on these issues, and the help of others can
advance this capability under POIMS technology.
THE WELCH COMPANY