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DIARY: September 22, 2000 09:16 AM Friday;
Called Jack Park on proposal for Action Item review meeting.
2...Education Needed for Knowledge Management
3...Peer Pressure Prevents Going First to Present Seminal Ideas Methods
4...One Year Review of SDS to Learn KM
5...Action Item Review Helps People Grasp KM
7...Venture Capital Investment
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Education POIMS Ideas Beyond Experience Ignored Hard to Grasp New Id
3703 - ..
3704 - Summary/Objective
370501 - Follow up ref SDS 59 W93D, ref SDS 57 0001.
370503 - Jack supports developing formal education on Knowledge Management that
370504 - reflects SDS methodologies set out in POIMS and NWO. He cited a
370505 - growing body of academic classes and publications on Knowledge
370506 - Management, but none have led, nor seem likely to lead, toward a
370507 - technology, like SDS, that augments human capabilities for doing
370508 - knowledge work. Jack indicated a one year pilot test for the DKR team
370509 - to learn how KM works using SDS, would be helpful. The action item
370510 - review meeting in the letter to Eric Armstrong could introduce the
370511 - pilot test plan. ref SDS 0 X48O
370513 - ..
370518 - ..
3708 - Progress
370901 - ..
370902 - Education Needed for Knowledge Management
370904 - Jack indicated support for the idea of co-evolution of education to
370905 - foster a culture of knowledge that is able to use KM technology, as
370906 - related in the letter to Doug's SRI team, ref DIP 4 0001, on 000920.
370907 - ref SDS 59 2V5F
370909 - [On 010821 Jack cited co-evolution is endemic to OHS planning.
370910 - ref SDS 64 XX4O
370912 - ..
370913 - He said a lot of universities have begun to form classes and develop
370914 - curriculum for Knowledge Management. Jack said there are magazines
370915 - and other publications that now have Knowledge Management in the
370916 - title, which shows interest in the subject.
370918 - ..
370919 - Jack feels efforts in formal education and the popular media do not
370920 - present Knowledge Management in the manner accomplished by SDS that
370921 - enhances human intelligence, explained in POIMS. ref OF 1 0561
370923 - ..
370924 - I asked why none of the people on Doug's team, either locally, nor
370925 - around the world, have commented on POIMS, or the NWO, which contain
370926 - the basic recipe for using technology to aid human thinking?
370927 - ref OF 1 6649
370929 - ..
370930 - The team is constantly looking at web sites and sending notices urging
370931 - examination of various technologies as potentially contributing to a
370932 - Knowledge Management capability. None of these notices are
370933 - accompanied by an explanation of how referenced technologies augment
370934 - human intelligence or advance Knowledge Management. There is never a
370935 - scenario offered on how referenced technologies would be applied to
370936 - solve a world problem, build a bridge, fix the car or dig a ditch,
370937 - cited in the letter on subject management (ontology), ref DIP 3 3250,
370938 - on 000606. ref SDS 36 HV4F
370940 - [On 051113 NWO cites Tesla invented alternating electrical
370941 - current for public utilities was ignored and rubbished by
370942 - experts with faith in a fiction impenetrable by truth.
370943 - ref SDS 66 C58G
370945 - ..
370946 - On 000120 this challenge was submitted to the team, ref SDS 8 3071,
370947 - based on Eric Armstrong's proposal for the DKR to solve the energy
370948 - problem. ref SDS 8 7592
370950 - ..
370951 - In all this time, for nine (9) months, while Jack and others have
370952 - cited "Rod's white papers" as a source for review, nobody on the team
370953 - has cited a single paragraph, sentence or even a word in POIMS, nor
370954 - NWO, which contain a path, possibly the only path based on the work at
370955 - SRI these past months, for using technology to accomplish the nominal
370956 - objective of the project: to lift the capacity to think, remember and
370957 - communicate, see POIMS. ref OF 1 6528
370959 - [On 001031 Jack Park reported that while people complained
370960 - about not having enough knowledge to develop Knowledge
370961 - Management, someone sitting in the meetings had been doing
370962 - Knowledge Management for umpteen years, and had helped the team
370963 - for 9 months. ref SDS 62 0S8L
370965 - ..
370966 - On 000504 Jack described Welch ideas as "things we don't talk about
370967 - around here," ref SDS 22 XD5M, reflecting difficulting on 000405
370968 - getting the OHS/DKR team to consider the SDS design that uses a diary
370969 - and journal model to implement requirements for managing time to track
370970 - chronology. ref SDS 17 PSXS Recently, on 000907 Jack submitted an
370971 - article to the team that explained the role of chronology using a
370972 - diary to track "trains of thought." ref SDS 58 HV5O Jack cited the
370973 - SDS records on the Internet for implementation. ref SDS 58 E37M
370975 - ..
370976 - Merely citing a website is not enough to pioneer a path to a new
370977 - frontier that transforms from information to a culture of knowledge.
370979 - ..
370980 - Conspiracy of silence sustains ignorance of POIMS theory and practice
370981 - applying cognitive science, computer science, and management science
370982 - to augment intelligence.
370984 - ..
370985 - Education relieves failure to recognize the explanation in POIMS for
370986 - converting information into knowledge. This requires applying the
370987 - language in POIMS to SDS work product that people are encountering on
370988 - the project to lift the cloud of darkness. However, fear, and denial
370989 - renders people blind to new realities, and to workings of cognitive
370990 - science, which remains a mystery to most people, as set out in NWO.
370991 - ref OF 3 42HC Even so, Knowledge Management entails continual
370992 - learning by stepping "out of the box" to write about new ideas.
370995 - ..
370996 - Peer Pressure Prevents Going First to Present Seminal Ideas Methods
370998 - Jack commented that citing POIMS and Welch methods has not caught on
370999 - with the team. He does not understand why, but feels funny being the
371000 - only person to cite Welch as authority to guide development of
371001 - Knowledge Management capabilities, even though there are 20K records
371002 - demonstrating ability to perform for 15 years. It's hard going first.
371004 - [On 001031 Jack Park reported that while people complained
371005 - about not having enough knowledge to develop Knowledge
371006 - Management, someone sitting in the meetings had been doing
371007 - Knowledge Management for umpteen years, and had helped the team
371008 - for 9 months. ref SDS 62 0S8L
371010 - ..
371011 - [On 001116 Jack Park letter to OHS/DKR team meeting at SRI
371012 - reports SDS records on the Internet demonstrate amazing ability
371013 - to accomplish Knowledge Management that validates claims in
371014 - POIMS. ref SDS 63 953G
371016 - ..
371017 - This is evident from Tesla's development of alternating current (AC),
371018 - that eventually became the operating system for the 20th century, but
371019 - was initially resisted by everyone, because everybody is afraid to go
371020 - first. (see NWO. ref OF 3 GU5F Later Atanasoff encountered ignorance,
371021 - fear, and denial at IBM, who refused to embrace the magic of digital
371022 - design for computers, untill somebody else went first. ref OF 3 0S5N
371023 - Mauchly wound getting the "short straw" going first to develop digital
371024 - computers, but only by a fluke. ref OF 3 OP5G
371026 - ..
371027 - [On 040312 going first to recognize ideas and writings that are
371028 - outside group acceptance is a common social, cultural dilemma
371029 - slows progress of Knowledge Management, incuding the scientific
371030 - community; people feel more comfortable rubbishing and ignoring
371031 - better ideas than to incur disaffection of colleagues.
371032 - ref SDS 65 U86L
371034 - ..
371035 - [On 051113 NWO cites Tesla invented alternating electrical
371036 - current for public utilities was ignored and rubbished by
371037 - experts with faith in a fiction impenetrable by truth.
371038 - ref SDS 66 C58G
371040 - ..
371041 - Silence at SRI reflects experience at Intel. On 990713 Morris Jones
371042 - requested engineers and marketing managers charged to find new
371043 - applications for microprocessors to review a grant proposal for SDS.
371044 - He got two replies saying adding intelligence to convert information
371045 - into knowledge was funny, ref SDS 4 1767, and that using computers to
371046 - work intelligently was alien. ref SDS 4 2150
371048 - ..
371049 - Jack feels ideas in POIMS and NWO are so far removed from experience
371050 - of people, that everyone finds it hard to grasp importance. He
371051 - indicated that the Welch SDS record on the web supporting Doug's DKR
371052 - project, seems beyond the reach of team members to replicate, so they
371053 - cannot address SDS capability constructively. On 000405 Bill Bearden
371054 - aluded to this problem. ref SDS 17 3877 Jack noted the references
371055 - people make to technologies on the web are similar to, but may seem
371056 - possibly better, than methods people are already using, so they seem
371057 - worth mentioning to everyone, even though they do not really lead to
371058 - Knowledge Management.
371060 - [On 051113 NWO cites Tesla invented alternating electrical
371061 - current for public utilities was ignored and rubbished by
371062 - experts with faith in a fiction impenetrable by truth.
371063 - ref SDS 66 C58G
371065 - ..
371066 - It is another KM dilemma: people do not understand KM, per the team
371067 - meeting at SRI on 000615, ref SDS 39 6271, so they cannot comment when
371068 - they encounter it, i.e., the human mind is isolated by its experience
371072 - ..
371073 - One Year Review of SDS to Learn KM
371075 - We considered proposing to Doug's team that they use SDS for a year to
371076 - gain experience, i.e., a feel, for how technology can actually augment
371077 - intelligence, then return to the task of building tools.
371079 - Jack supports this idea.
371081 - ..
371082 - He feels it is critical to distribute SDS so that more people can
371083 - learn how to accomplish Knowledge Management, as set out in the
371084 - letter, ref DIP 4 006P, to the team (addressed to Henry van Eykan) on
371085 - 000920. ref SDS 59 2V5F
371087 - ..
371088 - I mentioned the need to fashion terms that would protect Welch IP
371089 - interests. Jack feels this is a challenge for open source projects,
371090 - as Doug is contemplating. Team contributors feel strongly they should
371091 - get software for free in exchange for making improvements. Everyone
371092 - will want to propose this and that before they have the experience to
371093 - know what to propose that advances KM.
371096 - ..
371097 - Action Item Review Helps People Grasp KM
371099 - Jack indicated the proposal to conduct an action item review meeting,
371100 - in the letter, ref DIP 5 009J, to Eric Armstrong on 000921, would help
371101 - people grasp the power of SDS, and the need to learn more about KM
371102 - before trying to build tools. ref SDS 60 0001
371104 - ..
371105 - He suggests posting the action item list, so people can experience
371106 - the power of SDS to organize information based on context.
371108 - [On 000924 Eric supports Action Item review. ref SDS 61 TH6I
371111 - ..
371112 - //
371113 - Venture Capital Investment
371115 - Jack said there is a meeting coming up where anyone can pay $100 to
371116 - talk to a venture capitalist....
371119 - http://www.cityjava.org
371122 - ..
371123 - He suggested another site for capital investment...
371126 - http://www.sbvc.com
371129 - ..
371130 - Heidi Reyson has been interviewed about something in connection with
371131 - sbvc.
371133 - //