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

September 6, 1999

04 00069 61 99090601

Mr. Morris E. Jones
Director of Architecture
Intel Corporation
350 East Plumeria; Mail Stop CHP02-1
San Jose, CA 95124

Subject: NSF Proposal #9961176
Communication Metrics
SDS, Medit Improvements

Dear Morris,

Congratutlations on the new initiative you are pursuing at Intel. Your energy, experience and expertise offer unique assetts for such an undertaking. Using MS Office 2000 to connect information, which you mentioned on Saturday, will help meet the challenge of "execution" cited in the recent Fortune article on CEO failure. Experience implementing this goal will reveal the need for additional functionality, which eventually leads to SDS.

On more mundane issues...

  1. Please contact MSDN, I think is what you cited in our discussion this evening, about accomplishing the feature in OS2 of turning off CGA for DOS apps to free up 100K of additional conventional memory for SDS, per the record on July 20, 1993?

    The specific DOS session setting in OS2 is "video_mode_restriction". If set to "CGA," MEM shows 736K, if set to "none" MEM shows 640K, similar to W98.

    Maybe there is a way you can rig Medit to apply this feature.

  2. The Medit code you downloaded on Saturday hopefully will facilitate creating a feature to disable and enable the insert function. Possibly commands like ion, and ioff will work.

  3. I will send Dave a letter to follow up work on 990422, and send you a copy to facilitate discussion you may have on this matter.

  4. The fan on the CPU is making strange noises again. There has been one report on boot up of a failure. The fan was swapped out by the vendor under warranty about 4 or 5 months ago, but the vendor has since gone out of business. Can I pickup a fan at Fry's and install it on a Pentium II 450 system? Would the task be similar to the record on Dec 28, 1995, when you installed the fan on CPU8?




Rod Welch