440 Davis Court #1602
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October 25, 2000

04 00067 61 00102501

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

Subject:   Draft Plan for HyperScope-OHS launch and development

Dear Doug,

Congratulations on progress with the project, reported in the meeting on October 17, 2000. Sounds like you are assembling a strong team.

The launch plan you submitted today shows good promise. Phase II and III need more specifics; however, your proposal for a KM role and support teams is fundamentally sound. You will see, if time permits, that I return to familiar themes of ontology and defining knowledge. Everyone struggles with these issues. My sense is there is enough in the record to do the work up on knowledge. Subjects are more difficult; but, there are ways to approach it that may fit your program.

Again, best wishes on the project. Let me know if I can help.



Rod Welch

Post Script

Doug, thanks very much for the invitation to your event on November 1. Millie and I would love to visit with everyone, and see your home. With deep regret, we cannot attend on this occassion, so please say hi to all. We look forward to next time.