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DIARY: March 15, 2000 07:10 PM Wednesday;
Colloquium initiative on senior people for executive support of DKR.
2...Documents Replaced by Knowledge Space
3...Information Overload Produces Cursory Understanding, Reduced Literacy
4...DKR Augments Remembering, Enhances Literacy
5...Expanding Span of Attention Improves Understanding
6...Senior People Can Become Mentors, Have Time to Invest in New Methods
7...Tending the Garden of Knowledge Requires Experience and Patience
.....Usefulness of Seniors for DKR Project Disputed
.....Young People Needed for DKR, Seniors Have Time, Money, Experience
.............Disruptive Technologies Slow to Launch, Requires Faith
.............Slow Progress Frustrating, Diminishes Faith, Causes Fear
................Faith in the Power of Ideas Moves Mountains
................Deferred Cost Savings Cannot be Proven Prior to Use
................Pilot Test Solves Innovation Loop of Savings Dilemma
................Selling New Methods "Tricky" Fear Accountability
................Money and Fun Using Old DKR Slow Progress on New DKR
.....Building Faith in Youth Requires Wisdom of Experienced People
.....Seniors Support Archimedes Project at Stanford, Mentors, Leaders
.....Archimedes Project to Support DKR and Bootstrap
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Literacy Declines in Work Place
Remembering Links Improved by SDS
Writing Improves Memory Without Seeing Text
Writing to Discover What We Need to Know, Instead of Telling Other Pe
Alphabet Most Powerful Technology, Improved by SDS
Reading Expedited by SDS Judicious Review
Knowledge Stream, Paradigm Shift from Documents
Paradigm Shift Documents to Knowledge Space
1711 - ..
1712 - Summary/Objective
171301 - Follow up ref SDS 26 0000, ref SDS 23 0000.
171303 - Henry van Eykan submits information showing technology is emerging to
171304 - support pleasure reading, that may replace conventional books. He
171305 - does not discuss the paradigm shift from books to Knowledge Space,
171306 - organic subject structures, nor learning by connecting information in
171307 - books to experience and other sources. ref SDS 0 4000 He does not
171308 - discuss how technology, like Doug's DKR proposal, can improve human
171309 - memory of what is read in a book, which on 000307 he cited as a
171310 - problem. ref SDS 0 1122 Henry concurs with the objective of using
171311 - seniors for Doug's DKR project, ref SDS 0 0005, but he does not
171312 - address the need for developing a new role for Knowledge Management.
171313 - ref SDS 0 0007 Jon Winters presents his experience showing that
171314 - senior people are not effective for trying new methods. ref SDS 0 5254
171315 - He asks how to motivate young people to support the DKR. Neal Scott
171316 - with the Stanford Archimedes project reports success using seniors
171317 - both for expertise and experience in management and leadership, but
171318 - also as mentoring. ref SDS 0 1292 Neal announces an event on 000316
171319 - to launch an effort for the Archimedes Project to support Doug's DKR.
171320 - ref SDS 0 4710
171322 - [On 000317 submitted letter to Colloquium, linked to this
171323 - record. ref SDS 28 4782]
171327 - ..
1716 - Progress
171701 - ..
171702 - Documents Replaced by Knowledge Space
171703 - Information Overload Produces Cursory Understanding, Reduced Literacy
171705 - Follow up ref SDS 26 4782, ref SDS 23 4782.
171707 - Received ref DRT 2 0001, from Henry van Eykan responding to my letter,
171708 - ref DIP 1 0002, on 000307 considering the evolution of reading away
171709 - from books, and toward electronic media for business and learning
171710 - purposes. ref SDS 23 4782
171712 - [On 000317 submitted response. ref SDS 28 4782]
171714 - ..
171715 - Henry notes the editor of Rapidly Changing Face of Computing reports
171716 - he asked Mrs. Harrow to read Nuvo Media's Rocket e-Book. There is
171717 - glowing report on literature for pleasure offered in electronic
171718 - format....
171721 - http://www.fleabyte.org/archives-rcfoc-2000-1.html#RCFoC-100100
171724 - ..
171725 - This is a link to...
171728 - Fleabyte ,
171729 - "thinking with computers"
171732 - ...Henry's website. The print is pretty small.
171734 - ..
171735 - Could not find a reference to Mrs. Harrow on this page or in any
171736 - reference. The article reviews reading with specialized equipment,
171737 - for example...
171739 - NuvoMedia's Rocket eBook RCFoC editor Jeffrey Harrow tried out
171740 - NuvoMedia's Rocket eBook Pro and reports that "The $348 Rocket
171741 - eBook Pro is a 22-ounce, ergonomic package containing 16 Mb of
171742 - memory -- enough to hold 30 or more novels and reference books
171743 - (a 4-Mb version is available for $199). Its monochrome screen is
171744 - back-lit; it displays 106 dots per inch (higher resolution than
171745 - a typical notebook's 72 dpi), and it is touch-sensitive. With
171746 - the backlight turned on, it runs for about 20 hours per battery
171747 - charge, and twice that if you're reading outside without the
171748 - light.
171750 - "The eBook boots within a few seconds (a dedicated operating
171751 - system, and no noisy disk drive), and navigation is simple; page
171752 - forward or back with the two buttons on the handle, or tap an
171753 - icon that lets you scroll to any page in the book. The screen is
171754 - easy on the eyes, and, although it comes with a built-in stylus,
171755 - poking a finger at the large on-screen buttons works just fine
171756 - for most operations.
171758 - "Bottom line? It was surprisingly easy to use and read; the
171759 - screen didn't wash out as I held it at an angle as most notebook
171760 - screens do, and it didn't feel heavy or awkward. I did wonder,
171761 - at first, if having the 'paging' buttons on the left side handle
171762 - (also the battery compartment) might be a problem if I chose to
171763 - hold the book in my right hand, but it turns out that a tap on
171764 - an icon will rotate the text to any of the four portrait or
171765 - landscape orientations, allowing me to hold the Rocket eBook any
171766 - way I wished.
171768 - ..
171769 - This aligns with Henry's point in his letter today that technology
171770 - supports pleasure reading. ref DRT 2 4248
171772 - ..
171773 - My sense is that conventional books will continue to sell well for the
171774 - purpose of gratifying emotional needs, similar to movies, based on
171775 - analysis on 000307 of Rolf Jensen's point that human biology remains
171776 - constant over thousands of years, ref SDS 23 6545, and so emotional
171777 - needs will lead people to purchase conventional books because they are
171778 - convenient in a variety of ways that are difficult to emulate with
171779 - technology. If the technology gets very cheap, light and durable, it
171780 - could replace the conventional book. It would need ways to
171781 - highlight, write in the margins and so on.
171783 - ..
171784 - Online books for pleasure could catch on for communities of people who
171785 - like to talk amongst themselves about books they have read, and story
171786 - lines they follow. Online books that support capturing passages to
171787 - parse and discuss with others would aid this activity.
171789 - ..
171790 - Books online are much more valuable for work and learning, but do not
171791 - require special equipment proposed for pleasure reading.
171792 - ..
171793 - Henry does not discuss learning from a book that requires the
171794 - ability to write about what is in the book and to connect it up with
171795 - experience and other sources to form broader and more consistent
171796 - patterns of predictability, called variously...
171798 - knowledge
171799 - lessons learned
171800 - history
171801 - wisdom
171803 - ...as set out in the record on 000307. ref SDS 23 2565
171805 - ..
171806 - Henry does not address the prospect of using knowledge management to
171807 - leverage the power of reading and writing by building and growing...
171810 - Knowledge Space
171813 - ...cited in the record on 000307. ref SDS 23 4240
171816 - ..
171817 - Another big point is the need for organic subject structure, cited in
171818 - the record on 000307, ref SDS 23 4240,
171821 - ..
171822 - DKR Augments Remembering, Enhances Literacy
171823 - Expanding Span of Attention Improves Understanding
171825 - Follow up ref SDS 26 1122, ref SDS 23 1122.
171827 - Henry does not address the opportunity for using technology, through
171828 - the Colloquium's project for dynamic knowledge management (DKR), to
171829 - solve the problem cited in his letter, ref DRP 5 0874, on 000307 that
171830 - people only remember 5% - 10%, commonly called the "gist," of
171831 - information in books, ref SDS 23 4004, which was referenced in the
171832 - letter to Henry and the Colloquium, ref DIP 1 0002, yesterday.
171833 - ref SDS 26 1122
171835 - [On 000317 sent letter to follow up. ref SDS 28 4782
Communication Manager Use Early Retirees who have Needed Experience/S
Senior People Need Medical Management Support, Have Time for SDS
Com Managers Senior People
2% of Mental Capacity is Used, SDS Lifts This Value
Colloquium at Stanford, 000106
Ambasadors for Change
Archimedes Project, 000315
New Work Role Needed for KM
Senior People Initial KM Workers, 000307
291201 - ..
291202 - Senior People Can Become Mentors, Have Time to Invest in New Methods
291203 - Tending the Garden of Knowledge Requires Experience and Patience
291205 - Follow up ref SDS 26 0005.
291207 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Henry responding to my letter submitted
291208 - to the Colloquium, ref DIP 1 0001, on 000314, ref SDS 26 0005, which
291209 - concurred with Henry's proposal that senior people have a lot of
291210 - expertise and experience, plus time that can support the DKR project,
291211 - and Doug's broader agenda for augmenting human capabilities to
291212 - "finish" the revolution. A second letter from Henry, ref DRT 5 0001,
291213 - responds to important questions by Jon Winters about the viability of
291214 - using senior people for the DKR. ref DRT 3 0001 Jon then comments on
291215 - Henry's further points. ref DRT 6 0001
291217 - ..
291218 - Henry outlines an...
291221 - Executive Initiative
291224 - ...for Bootstrap to engage people of executive and management caliber,
291225 - the kind who attract peers and...
291227 - 1. who are familiar -- or are ready to become familiar -- with
291228 - the subject matter, and
291230 - ..
291231 - 2. who might like to organize themselves as an online community
291232 - for developing a...
291234 - ..
291235 - 3. model presentation that then may serve group members in
291236 - undertaking speaking engagements.
291238 - ..
291239 - This seems to pick up on the off-hand suggestion of using speaking
291240 - engagements as a way to engage the interest of senior people in
291241 - supporting the Bootstrap agenda for augment.
291242 - ..
291243 - Henry observes that work is underway to give the Colloquium a
291244 - proper, permanent form for more people to profit from. ref DRT 1 0001
291246 - This aligns with Doug's letter on 000223 explaining he would
291247 - announce at the final Colloquium session a program to implement
291248 - the Bootstrap agenda of augment. ref SDS 18 3774
291249 - ..
291250 - Henry does not address the need for people who have time on
291251 - their hands for learning technology that supports a new work role
291252 - for "intelligence," based on the notion that the...
291254 - long way around is the short way there.
291256 - ...discussed with Dick Karpinski on 000222. ref SDS 17 6512
291258 - ..
291259 - He does not discuss the need for a new work role to perform
291260 - Knowledge Management, that it is hard work to capture experience,
291261 - so it takes experienced people to recognize this added value, per
291262 - analysis on 000307 of KnowledgeFarm. ref SDS 23 4472
291264 - ..
291265 - Usefulness of Seniors for DKR Project Disputed
291266 - Young People Needed for DKR, Seniors Have Time, Money, Experience
291268 - Received ref DRT 3 0001 from Jon Winters saying he is a younger
291269 - member of the Colloquium, and is puzzled about the usefulness of
291270 - retired executives.
291272 - Executives in Jon's experience don't understand technology, they
291273 - favor old paradigms and the status quo. He cites firms that have
291274 - been started by teens or young adults... Linux, Yahoo, Amp,
291275 - Napster and countless others. ref DRT 3 3660
291277 - Microsoft was started by Bill Gates as a young person. Intel
291278 - was started by seasoned executives, who struggled mightily to
291279 - change their business. Apple was started by young people,
291280 - Dell was started by a young person. Compaq is run by adults;
291281 - so it is mixed. However, the entire industry was spawned by
291282 - IBM, which was managed by adults, who gave the "keys to the
291283 - store" to Gates, reported on 960612. ref SDS 7 2222
291285 - ..
291286 - On 991110 evidence in the Microsoft anti-trust trial showed
291287 - Gates now spends much of his time trying to stiffle innovation
291288 - by others, rather than improve innovation. ref SDS 13 6722 The
291289 - dictates of organizational culture impact young and old alike.
291291 - ..
291292 - Henry van Eykan submits a response maintaining that...
291294 - 1. older executives "understand" technology in a worldwide
291295 - human context, rather than in isolation. ref DRT 5 4473
291297 - Jon's second letter cites his experience that senior
291298 - people lack appreciation and skills for technology.
291299 - ref DRT 6 0001
Yes Winning People Over Leadership Trust Communication Needs Metrics
Sales Do Not Reflect Potential
Lack of Sales Does Not Com Metrics is not Good Communication Method
Markets Slow Recognize Innovation, Landauer, 950710
Disruptive Technologies Experiment Discover Value
Time Deferred Reward Learning New Methods Avoided as Risky
Markets Take Time to Grow Experiment Trial and Error to Formulate
Faith Courage Learn Pilot Test Invest Time Until ROI Established Lear
531101 - ..
531102 - Disruptive Technologies Slow to Launch, Requires Faith
531103 - Slow Progress Frustrating, Diminishes Faith, Causes Fear
531105 - Follow up ref SDS 15 5682.
531107 - 2. Retired executives and managers with a social interest,
531108 - have during their working lives laid the foundation that
531109 - permit young people to become wealthy in a short time?
531110 - ref DRT 5 2028
531112 - ..
531113 - Jon responds in his 2nd letter expressing frustration with
531114 - how long it has taken Doug to implement his ideas.
531115 - ref DRT 6 4674
531118 - ..
531119 - Faith in the Power of Ideas Moves Mountains
531121 - Frustration is endemic to progress. On 940722 Edison
531122 - noted that success requires willingness to fail a
531123 - thousand times in order to succeed. ref SDS 3 8994 On
531124 - 950710 Landauer explains persistance essential to make
531125 - computers useful, ref SDS 5 0582, noting slowness of
531126 - markets to accept innovation, but good at improving
531127 - established methods. ref SDS 5 0722 Christiansen says
531128 - big companies improve sustaining technologies, but not
531129 - disruptive technologies, on 990527. ref SDS 9 9711
531131 - ..
531132 - [On 000327 Jon's concern is supported by the record;
531133 - requires enlightened to show the way. ref SDS 29 5472
531135 - ..
531136 - [On 010719 software engineer and development
531137 - executive frustrated unable to develop solution that
531138 - improves management. ref SDS 31 GH7I
531140 - ..
531141 - On 000227 Eric Armstrong expressed similar concern that
531142 - Jon relates today about why Doug's ideas have not been
531143 - accepted more quickly, ref SDS 19 0984, similar to
531144 - concern raised on 000116. ref SDS 15 5063
531146 - ..
531147 - Instant success is mostly an illusion, where enabling
531148 - forces happen to occur at the moment someone's hand,
531149 - among a million others, presses the last lever at the
531150 - opportune moment. Millions of frustrations from having
531151 - pressed the same lever, when enabling forces were not
531152 - available nor aligned, don't make the news. We are all
531153 - encouraged by news of success to press on with our
531154 - initiatives, having faith that progress, however,
531155 - difficult, halting and frustratring will occur. Faith
531156 - from belief in the correctness of ideas, even in the
531157 - face of resistance, moves "mountains," reviewed on
531158 - 921205. ref SDS 1 8493
531160 - ..
531161 - It took 20 years for Diderot and Voltaire to launch the
531162 - first encyclopedia. ref SDS 2 8403 Improvements in
531163 - Gutenberg's printing technology developed 300 years
531164 - earlier, made the encyclopedia, a manual DKR, possible.
531165 - Gutenbert died a debtor, yet was recently recognized as
531166 - having contributed the most to civilization for the
531167 - past 1,000 years, i.e., the millinneum. see on 991010.
531168 - ref SDS 11 2548 Several hundred more years were needed
531169 - for the encyclopedia to gain a foothold.
531170 - Entrepreneurs, developers, investors, customers for the
531171 - encyclopedia DKR were all frustrated.
531173 - ..
531174 - On 000116 made same argument. ref SDS 15 2668
531176 - ..
531177 - Some gave up, but a few, like Doug is doing today,
531178 - soldiered on. Looking further back in history, it took
531179 - 300 years to move alphabet technology from a mere
531180 - rendering of verbal expression to provide analysis,
531181 - called "history," for guiding future events, which then
531182 - enabled civilization to accelerate. Plato, Aristotle
531183 - and the guys were frustrated that their DKR did not
531184 - catch on quickly, but they stayed the course, reviewed
531185 - on 991108. ref SDS 12 2277 It took several thousand
531186 - years for the alphabet to settle into an effective
531187 - knowledge management tool that augments human
531188 - intelligence. Big improvements take a little time.
531190 - ..
531191 - Deferred Cost Savings Cannot be Proven Prior to Use
531192 - Pilot Test Solves Innovation Loop of Savings Dilemma
531194 - The time required for accepting a new method of work
531195 - relates to the degree of change in existing methods and
531196 - the level of personal (front-end) investment people
531197 - have to make in advance of getting rewarded. Deferred
531198 - rewards are high risk. Electric lights do not require
531199 - a lot of time and effort to recognize benefits. But,
531200 - the alphabet takes 10 years or so of education before
531201 - benefits begin rolling in, so universal education was
531202 - resisted for thousands of years as not cost effective,
531203 - until about 1850, reviewed on 991108. ref SDS 12 7048
531204 - Once that paradigm shift occurred, boom: we get
531205 - telephones, radios, jets, space craft, computers,
531206 - penicillin, better bombs and all the rest that emanates
531207 - from investing intellectual capital. Andy Grove at
531208 - Intel suggests experimenting on a small scale to test,
531209 - even ideas that seem "crummy," because our experience
531210 - blinds us to new realities that are often solved by
531211 - counterintuitive methods. see 980307, ref SDS 8 2836
531213 - ..
531214 - [On 000330 front-end investment in medical treatments
531215 - that offer deferred results are harder to sell.
531216 - ref SDS 30 0001
531218 - ..
531219 - Small scale tests, called a "pilot test," is suggested
531220 - by Doug Engelbart, see 991222. ref SDS 14 5402 Pilot
531221 - testing, however, is easier to write about than to get
531222 - approved. In the beginning, people are afraid to
531223 - invest in pilot testing capabilities to discover that
531224 - common sense fears about unproven cost savings, due to
531225 - ignorance from lack of experience, are in fact
531226 - unfounded. see 990527, ref SDS 9 9711 and 960612 Lynn
531227 - Conway's struggle to get LSVI technology accepted.
531228 - ref SDS 7 1368 Like Jon, Conway found this dilemma
531229 - frustrating. Most people feel they cannot afford to
531230 - fail even once, out of fear they will be charged with
531231 - incompetence, see 990924, ref SDS 10 0593, much less
531232 - failing 1,000 times posed by Edison as the price of
531233 - progress. Since profitable firms are staffed by
531234 - "people," strong cultural forces prevent investing
531235 - sunshine profits to experiment, see 990527, ref SDS 9
531236 - 0703 and ref SDS 9 1233, despite Andy Grove's charge to
531237 - do so. ref SDS 8 2836
531239 - [On 000317 suggested using seniors to pilot test
531240 - knowledge management methods. ref SDS 28 4980
531243 - ..
531244 - Selling New Methods "Tricky" Fear Accountability
531245 - Money and Fun Using Old DKR Slow Progress on New DKR
531247 - On 000221 Dick Karpinsky noted DKR technologies, like
531248 - SDS, are "tricky" because fear of accountability can be
531249 - stronger than desire to improve. ref SDS 16 4722
531251 - We are all too busy with meetings, email, and talking
531252 - on the cell phone to see that investing intellectual
531253 - capital yields compound rewards, just like investing
531254 - seeds in the ground using a method called "farming,"
531255 - yields a better life than foraging, see 950426.
531256 - ref SDS 4 4404 cited recently on 000227. ref SDS 19
531257 - 4934 Despite this "knowledge," for 2000 years people
531258 - were too busy benefiting from cost savings on the
531259 - farming DKR proven by frustrations of earlier
531260 - generations. Common sense informed them they were
531261 - making too much money and having too much fun chopping
531262 - wood, fetching water and harvesting crops to try the
531263 - new DKR of sending the kids to school, launched by
531264 - Plato and Aristotle in 400 BC.
531266 - ..
531267 - Traditional education and managment methods reflect the
531268 - old "DKR" model that has carried us to today.
531270 - ..
531271 - Now, however, a new model of learning with technology
531272 - shifts the paradigm of "knowledge" as "documents" and
531273 - "dialog" e.g., lectures, to an "intelligence" process
531274 - of connecting a continuous information stream into
531275 - related webs of cause and effect based on context that
531276 - is defined by organic subject structure. see POIMS,
531277 - ref OF 1 6649 and letter to Colloquium, per above.
531278 - ref SDS 0 4782 This model is more complex because
531279 - "intelligence" and "knowledge" require attention to a
531280 - higher level of cognition than traditional technologies
531281 - that produce information and use innate intelligence to
531282 - make all the connections. see POIMS, ref OF 1 0561
531283 - Externalizing the connection process is different. This
531284 - difference is powerful, but, also, disruptive in the
531285 - beginning, and so frustrates efforts to get people to
531286 - try the new DKR. People are properly cautious about
531287 - unleashing new power in the beginning. It is rather
531288 - for the desciples, the pioneers, to show the way. As
531289 - with Prometheus, Peter, Paul, et al, some may be
531290 - banished for lighting the way. But, that is the burden
531291 - of knowing that a better way exists. We cannot escape
531292 - the responsibility of knowledge.
531294 - ..
531295 - Revolutions that move civilization forward, require
531296 - both good ideas and commitment to stay the course.
531299 - ..
531300 - Building Faith in Youth Requires Wisdom of Experienced People
531302 - Jon asks in his first letter how to get young people who have a
531303 - strong interest in technology, are energetic and willing to take
531304 - risks to innovate, interested in the DKR project? ref DRT 3 0462
531306 - Senior people responsible for meeting a payroll are reluctant
531307 - to rely on unproven methods, because they have less time to
531308 - try again, if the new idea does not work out. Young people
531309 - are less prudent because they have less at risk, and no
531310 - experience that suggests caution. Millions of people trying
531311 - new things, produce important advances, noted by Jon. Millions
531312 - more who fail with nothing to lose, do not cause a great deal
531313 - of harm. Seasoned executives responsible for thousands of
531314 - people on the payroll, are indeed less nimble, and so not
531315 - likely to catch the next wave of disruptive technology. But
531316 - they do provide a strong economy which is fertile soil for
531317 - disruptive technologies to take root, as noted by Henry in his
531318 - second letter. ref DRT 5 2028
531320 - Henry van Eykan makes a similar point. ref DRT 5 8652
531322 - ..
531323 - Jon replies in his second letter that multi-general input
531324 - is needed. ref DRT 6 6072
531325 - ..
531326 - Young people are motivated by drives to solve personal
531327 - needs for finding their place in the world. They often have
531328 - children, and a variety of interests. They need money and so
531329 - hire themselves out to people who will pay for their time to
531330 - work on specific kinds of activities that are currenlty valued
531331 - in the market place. DKR is forward thinking, aiming to
531332 - create something that will one day be valued, but at the
531333 - moment is not established in the market place.
531335 - ..
531336 - Young people will work on the DKR by paying them money, or the
531337 - possibility, in some cases, that they will eventually be well
531338 - rewarded, as in the case Jon cites of the person who developed
531339 - a "search" program for the Internet. ref DRT 3 1230
531341 - ..
531342 - Leadership can inspire young people to devote their time to
531343 - worthy causes, like the peace corps and civil rights. The
531344 - Peace Corps, however, provides opportunity to travel, someone
531345 - is paying the bills. Civil rights work directly impacts the
531346 - lives of people who need help, so the pay-off is clearly in
531347 - sight.
531349 - ..
531350 - Doubtless young people will be inspired by Doug's leadership,
531351 - and that of others who can articulate a clear vision of the
531352 - future.
531354 - ..
531355 - Young people often have a shorter time horizon than seniors,
531356 - because they have less time in service by which to measure the
531357 - horizon. When you are in 1st grade, it seems like a long time
531358 - to recess. In the 3rd grade, it's a long time to lunch. In
531359 - 6th grade its a long time to summer vacation. Two years of
531360 - military service seems like a long time for 20 year olds.
531361 - ..
531362 - Young people have the energy and determination to climb
531363 - Mount Everest, and lessor peaks, like Half Dome. Where they
531364 - can see the objective and guage progress, some will die before
531365 - turning back. However, objectives, like Doug's effort to
531366 - augment human capabilities with better knowledge management,
531367 - are less susceptible to the admirable strengths of youth.
531368 - Lacking the experience of a lifetime, and the opportunity for
531369 - focused attention, to guage the importance of objectives, as
531370 - well as progress that is not amenable to physical strength,
531371 - young people tend to give up when they cannot see they are
531372 - gaining ground on reaching the "top of the mountain," reported
531373 - on 950915. ref SDS 6 4930
531375 - [On 000330 front-end investment in medical treatments that
531376 - offer deferred results are harder to sell. ref SDS 30 0001
531377 - ..
531378 - Young people are needed for the revolution, however,
531379 - with a booming economy, they are a scarce resource, because
531380 - their time is bought up by the market to work on sustaining
531381 - technologies being managed by senior people.
531383 - ..
531384 - They can have more fun and make more money "climbing a
531385 - mountain," like a communications project, where you can see
531386 - wire and code and people being put in place.
531388 - ..
531389 - Everybody wants young people because they work cheap; pretty
531390 - much do as they are told, don't have enough experience nor
531391 - foresight to object to poor initiatives and dead ends. It is
531392 - a delight to see young people flourish, and be reminded of
531393 - one's own youth, and to mentor and guide them. There are
531394 - probably other less PC reasons are highly prized in the
531395 - market, and so relatively less available for the DKR project.
531397 - ..
531398 - The point about using seniors was not to ignore young people,
531399 - nor any other people, but rather where to find people who are
531400 - often fairly well set financially, and so may not demand a
531401 - significant weekly payment, but rather might be moved to
531402 - contribute their time to advance an interesting and worthy
531403 - cause.
531405 - ..
531406 - Senior people more closely fit this criteria. They have time,
531407 - money, skills and experience. Once they retire, they are not
531408 - worried about meeting a payroll, and so are free to indulge
531409 - ideas that might otherwise have seemed too risky, nor been
531410 - given the time required for sufficient understanding to
531411 - support. Concern about failure from experimenting with new
531412 - methods is not as strong, and so there is relatively greater
531413 - freedom to employ experience toward testing new methods.
Communication Manager Use Early Retirees who have Needed Experience/S
Senior People Need Medical Management Support, Have Time for SDS
Com Managers Senior People
Ambasadors for Change
Archimedes Project, 000315
New Work Role Needed for KM
Senior People Initial KM Workers, 000307
601001 - ..
601002 - Seniors Support Archimedes Project at Stanford, Mentors, Leaders
601004 - Received ref DRT 4 0001 from Neal Scott with the Archimedes
601005 - Project at Stanford who responds to Jon's letter. ref DRT 3 0001
601007 - Neal has several retired executives helping him run the project.
601008 - These guys bring wisdom and experience that make great mentors,
601009 - helping students organize their ideas into solid plans for
601010 - actually putting them into practice and, as well, helping them to
601011 - see the gaps in their thinking. ref DRT 4 2240
601013 - ..
601014 - Neal supports a combination of older people and young people for
601015 - implementing Doug's ideas, ref DRT 4 0465, per above. ref SDS 0
601016 - 2604
601019 - ..
601020 - Archimedes Project to Support DKR and Bootstrap
601022 - Neal invites members of the Colloquium to visit the Archimedes
601023 - project about helping him build a DKR and Bootstrap environment.
601025 - Neal announces an open house at Cordura Hall on March 16, to
601026 - discuss ways to build a DKR about technology that will help
601027 - disabled and aging people, as well as anyone else who wants to
601028 - throw away the keyboard and mouse. ref DRT 4 4620
601030 - [On 000317 cited Neal's interest in supporting DKR and explain
601031 - how it can be advanced. ref SDS 28 0252
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