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DIARY: June 27, 2000 09:10 AM Tuesday;
Called Jack Park about architecture for SDS and DKR.
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Giving Up on Knowledge Management, 000615
Hook Marketing Funding Sponsor Outreach, Support, Marcello, 000601
Give Up on KM, 000615
Hooks to Attract Sponsors to Fund Project, Marcello, 000601
Hooks Attract Sponsors to Fund Project, Marcello, 000601
0807 - ..
0808 - Summary/Objective
080901 - Follow up ref SDS 18 0000, ref SDS 13 000008.
080903 - On 000622 Jack and I discussed telecon with Marcello, ref SDS 18 5082,
080904 - but I did not mention today the follow up with Marcello earlier this
080905 - morning. ref SDS 21 0001
080907 - We reviewed frustration from meeting at SRI on 000622 because there is
080908 - no progress toward an architecture for a DKR, set out in Jack's letter
080909 - to the project team on 000623. ref SDS 19 5826
080911 - [On 000629 submitted letter to Jack. ref SDS 22 0001
080912 - ..
080913 - Asked Jack if the DKR team is open to a presentation by Cliff
080914 - Joslyn to help understand KM, and ideas on launching a KM project, per
080915 - our telecon on 000622. ref SDS 18 4089
080917 - Jack advised there was not enough time during the meeting on 000622 to
080918 - raise this idea.
080920 - Asked Jack about visiting to develop an architecture for DKR, based on
080921 - his letter to the team on 000623. ref SDS 19 0001
080922 - ..
080923 - Jack's DKR architecture is largely a vision, ref SDS 19 4048,
080924 - and does not address key factors cited in his letter on 000426.
080925 - ref SDS 8 0304
080927 - Jack said he deliberately left some things out of his letter to the
080928 - SRI team.
080929 - ..
080930 - I advised of a letter to Mary Keeler on 000624 requesting
080931 - support for a definition, or perhaps explanation would be a better
080932 - term, that supports an architecture for KM that is at once simple and
080933 - powerful, like the alphabet. ref SDS 20 1534
080935 - We reviewed discussion with Doug Engelbart on 000327 proposing an
080936 - architecture to help a broad base of people augment intelligence, by
080937 - enhancing the alphabet. Doug said he does not believe a major
080938 - breakthrough technology can be developed. ref SDS 6 9975
080940 - Jack asked if Eric Armstrong would be included in the effort?
080942 - I explained that Eric would not visit with us initially because he
080943 - does not, for the moment, understand KM, per concensus reported at SRI
080944 - during the meeting on 000615, ref SDS 15 6271, Eric's letter to Jack
080945 - on 000503, ref SDS 11 5033, and his comments at Intel on 000517, all
080946 - stating he does not feel comfortable with KM. ref SDS 12 5092
080948 - I suggested we need to get people who feel comfortable working with
080949 - this subject to formulate a consistent picture of an architecture,
080950 - then explain it to a wider circle of experts, like Eric, who can help
080951 - with implementation.
080953 - Jack wants to get together to do this.
080955 - He says anything we discuss will be for open source development.
080957 - He wants me to make a presentation to the SRI group.
080959 - I noted that the SRI group is not ready yet. We need to develop a
080960 - formal presentation, gain some core followers, then we can talk to the
080961 - full team with the support of key people.
080963 - We reviewed the anomoly of people who want to do a commercial effort,
080964 - but don't understand enough to learn KM; and, people, like Jack, who
080965 - believe in it eough to learn, but want to do open source with people
080966 - who have given no indication of understanding nor williness to do the
080967 - work required to move forward.
080969 - We reviewed planning on 000503 for Doug's team and Open Source to
080970 - thrive once the engine of knowledge is developed. ref SDS 10 6903
080972 - Jack says I can make a living being a consultant, while everybody else
080973 - develops products using SDS as the engine of knowledge.
080975 - I explained difficulty making a living as a consultant the past few
080976 - years; and, further, if SDS is useful, it seems appropriate for the
080977 - developer to benefit.
080979 - We discussed the record on 991108 showing the opportunity for
080980 - enhancing the alphabet. ref SDS 5 5628 The aim is to meld computer
080981 - architecture with the architecture of human thought.
080983 - I did not mention Morris' idea on Saturday to expand Word to
080984 - accomplish SDS, which might ease the transition from conventional
080985 - information management to KM.
080987 - We reviewed difficulty of open source, apart from commercial issues,
080988 - is that the environment is entirely without focus. There is no
080989 - ability to assign work. People perform work that seems interesting to
080990 - them.
080996 - Developing KM requires assigning people to perform work they don't
080997 - want to do because they don't believe it will be useful, reflecting
080998 - the fact that they do not know that they don't know how to do KM. That
080999 - is one of the benefits of the admission by the SRI team on 000615,
081000 - ref SDS 15 6271, supporting the prior admission by Eric on 000503.
081001 - ref SDS 11 5033
081003 - Explained that KM is counterintuitive, reported on 920215. ref SDS 1
081004 - 5820