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DIARY: November 16, 2000 10:33 AM Thursday;
SDS supports knowledge management and OHS/DKR.
2...Existence Proof SDS Records Demonstrate Knowlede Management
3...Amazing Representation Temporal Sequences Aid Communication
4...Culture of Knowledge Esstential for OHS/DKR
.....SDS can be greatly improved once high powered capability begins
.....Partnership Needed for Technology and Marketing
5...Communication Metrics on Internet is Inspirational for KM
.....Consortium Might Provide Avenue for KM Stability
.....Linux Model Acceptable for SDS as Core of Knowledge Management
.....Open Source for Implementing KM, Not Developing Core Capability
.....Open Source May Enable KM to Avoid being Innovated into Oblivian
.....Culture of Knowledge Requires Help
.....KM Full Time Job, Others Must Contribute to Make KM Successful
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Amazing SDS Records Links Email Construct Temporal Sequences Discuss
9203 - ..
9204 - Summary/Objective
920501 - Follow up ref SDS 45 0000, ref SDS 42 0000.
920503 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Jack Park responding to the letter sent
920504 - yesterday. ref DIP 2 0001 showing that SDS can support DKR objectives
920505 - for improving competence by linking to relevant parts of the record,
920506 - cited in Doug's award for the Natonal Medal of Technology reviewed on
920507 - 001114. ref SDS 43 SU3L
920510 - ..
9208 - Progress
920901 - Existence Proof SDS Records Demonstrate Knowlede Management
920902 - Amazing Representation Temporal Sequences Aid Communication
920904 - Follow up ref SDS 38 0S8L.
920906 - Jack tells the OHS/DKR project team that the Welch letter, ref DIP 2
920907 - 0001, submitted yesterday answering questions by Adam Cheyer on
920908 - terminology and Doug Engelbart's goals for Knowledge Management,
920909 - ref SDS 45 2I5N, demonstrates proof of claims in POIMS that SDS
920910 - supports knowledge management. ref DRT 1 6R5O
920912 - ..
920913 - Jack says the ability of SDS to delineate temporal sequences tracking
920914 - discussion on the OHS/DKR project at SRI is simply amazing. He says
920915 - anyone could mine the archives and eventually arrive at the same or
920916 - similar statements, but SDS does a lot automatically that helps people
920917 - work quickly, thoroughly, and accurately. ref DRT 1 6R5O
920919 - ..
920920 - POIMS explains a plan, perform, report "intelligence" cycle that
920921 - connects cause and effect into the power of knowledge. ref OF 1 6649
920922 - Efficient usability makes Knowledge Management fast and easy. This
920923 - changes the paradigm from diligence and discipline using good
920924 - management to work intelligently, cited in research by OHS/DKR team on
920925 - 000307, ref SDS 12 767G, to fun and delight like playing a piano.
920926 - ref OF 1 6M5H Vannevar Bush writing in the July 1945 issue of
920927 - Atlantic Monthly noted computers can enable people, who delight in
920928 - contructing trails of associations, like Jack cites today, help
920929 - everyone work productively with precision access to make sense of
920930 - complexity in time to be effective, reviewed on 960304. ref SDS 3
920931 - 364J
920933 - ..
920934 - Jack's report to the OHS/DKR team today aligns with his letter on
920935 - 000426 describing SDS as proof of concept for some aspects of a DKR.
920936 - ref SDS 17 3315 On 000630 Jack cited SDS records to illustrate
920937 - separate handling of documents from analysis, being proposed for a DKR
920938 - to enable scholarly argumentation that builds a knowledge base.
920939 - ref SDS 24 RA9I A few months ago on 000907 Jack submitted research
920940 - indicating time and chronology are factors of Knowledge Management.
920941 - ref SDS 27 E372 He cited SDS records showing implementation.
920942 - ref SDS 27 E37M
920944 - [On 001130 Jack describes SDS comprised of time and subjects
920945 - that provides a structure for knowledge and SDS user interface
920946 - makes the structure useful to people. ref SDS 53 H17O
920948 - ..
920949 - [On 010425 Morris Jones comments SDS is a "utopia" with
920950 - everything in the right place at the right time. ref SDS 57
920951 - EP7F
920953 - ..
920954 - [On 011105 Jeff Conklin notes SDS accomplishes goals of
920955 - Knowledge Management. ref SDS 62 4S6H
920957 - ..
920958 - Jack recommends people review SDS records on the Internet for learning
920959 - how to accomplish Knowledge Management. ref DRT 1 BS6K On 000922 Jack
920960 - noted that being the first to recommend people study SDS and POIMS
920961 - takes courage and strength of character. ref SDS 28 U23L
920963 - ..
920964 - This aligns with Jack's report on 001031 that the OHS/DKR team trying
920965 - to learn Knowledge Management in order to develop an OHS/DKR software
920966 - program overlooked the opportunity to study SDS records applying
920967 - Knowledge Management to help the project for 10 months, along with
920968 - having been doing Knowledge Management for "umpteen" years.
920969 - ref SDS 38 0S8L
920971 - ..
920972 - Jack's report today supports review on 000425 indicating Knowledge
920973 - Management is a secret of SDS that is hidden in plain sight.
920974 - ref SDS 16 0480
920976 - [On 001126 Eugene Kim recommends the team rely on IT methods to
920977 - develop KM rather than use SDS. ref SDS 52 T63N
920979 - ..
920980 - [On 001130 Jack reports SDS has the right structure and
920981 - interface that translates the structure of knowledge into useful
920982 - tools for people. ref SDS 53 H17O
920984 - ..
920985 - [On 010411 Jack cites SDS enables remembering every little
920986 - thing. ref SDS 56 X34F
920988 - ..
920989 - [On 010908 Jack explains laziness encourages using email instead
920990 - of developing knowledge management technologies. ref SDS 58 YF3I
920992 - ..
920993 - [On 010916 Eric Armstrong reports SDS amazing ability to manage
920994 - organizational memory with mechanisms that obviously work.
920995 - ref SDS 59 0001
920997 - ..
920998 - [On 011003 Eric Armstrong says information density caused by
920999 - popular technology everybody likes paralyzes productivity.
921000 - ref SDS 61 EC5N
921002 - ..
921003 - [On 011003 Jack Park years of research has yielded no clues to
921004 - develop Knowledge Management that improves productivity,
921005 - ref SDS 61 O74L, aligns with study showing people have given up
921006 - on advancing from information to a culture of knowledge.
921007 - ref SDS 61 SP6G
921009 - ..
921010 - Jack's assessment of SDS aligns with Doug's comments on 001027 saying
921011 - SDS is the best KM capability he has seen. ref SDS 35 XV6F This
921012 - supports Doug's call in the Bootstrap mission for a new way of
921013 - thinking and working, reviewed on 991222. ref SDS 9 3696
921015 - [On 001121 offered to sell SDS so the OHS/DKR team can perform
921016 - KM that links the record, and preserves Doug's legacy.
921017 - ref SDS 50 0001
921019 - ..
921020 - Paul Ferhnout says SDS is inspirational, see below. ref SDS 0 H23M
921022 - [On 010111 Doug noted SDS helps people remember information and
921023 - alignment with relevant history. ref SDS 55 IB9F
921025 - Jack's recognition that anyone can do knowledge management, but
921026 - SDS enables people to do it "automatically," addresses concern
921027 - that Rod is doing all the work, cited as an excuse not to use SDS
921028 - in the record on 971205. ref SDS 5 1103, and that Communication
921029 - Metrics can be accomplished by secretaries, filing cabinets and
921030 - 3x5 cards, per the record on 940114, ref SDS 1 6295, and again on
921031 - 940125. ref SDS 2 5I3L
921033 - ..
921034 - Shows SDS removes the level of diligence required to accomplish
921035 - Communication Metrics, cited by Henry van Eykan on 000926.
921036 - ref SDS 29 004M and ref SDS 29 6Q6J
921038 - ..
921039 - This strong support aligns with Dave Vannier's comment on 990907.
921040 - ref SDS 7 0149
921042 - ..
921043 - On 000926 Henry van Eykan also supported SDS. ref SDS 29 IP7F
921045 - ..
921046 - On 000426 Jack earlier noted that SDS is proof of concept for the
921047 - DKR. ref SDS 17 3315
921049 - ..
921050 - Jack recommends that the DKR team pay closer attention to what Rod
921051 - does and how he does it. In fact, mine his site deeply enough and you
921052 - can construct a pretty good picture of his technology. Would that Rod
921053 - could serve as an advisory member of the OHS team... ref DRT 1 BS6K
921055 - ..
921056 - Jack notes that Welch is not in favor of an open source implementation
921057 - of his stuff; that, of course is his right and I respect that, he
921058 - says. ref DRT 1 BS6K
921060 - ..
921061 - Jack says Rod's linking reflects his own view of the events. Each
921062 - individual user might have the same or different views. The advantage
921063 - of a public DKR would be the melding of views into something that Doug
921064 - Lenat calls concensus reality. I tend to favor the term attractor
921065 - basins for the same concept. Concensus reality, indeed! ref DRT 1
921066 - VU7I
921068 - ..
921069 - Jack's call for a "public DKR" seems strongly implemented by the
921070 - Internet.
921072 - ..
921073 - [...in another record today Eric Armstrong proposes new term for
921074 - DKR, saying he is still uncomfortable with idea of "knowledge,"
921075 - ref SDS 47 PP3T; and, Adam Cheyer submits definitions of OHS/DKR
921076 - based on telecon with Doug, but does not cite the record, which
921077 - the definition he submits calls out. ref SDS 47 D3AK
921079 - ..
921080 - Jack does not discuss listening to Doug, ref DIP 2 BU5I, from
921081 - the record yesterday. ref SDS 45 MT2T This is a huge deficit that
921082 - prevents the project from moving forward.
921084 - ..
921085 - Jack does not comment on the disparity, strategic dissonnance, between
921086 - Doug's call for linking, and the failure of the project team to do
921087 - this, cited in the letter. ref DIP 2 00EM
921089 - ..
921090 - Jack does not comment on the merits of the discussion between Eric and
921091 - Adam about the scope for OHS and DKR, which is also discussed in the
921092 - letter. ref DIP 2 018J
921094 - ..
921095 - Jack does not comment on whether any of Doug's writings distinguish
921096 - OHS from DKR, which is another issue in the record on 001115.
921097 - ref SDS 45 895L
921100 - ..
921101 - Culture of Knowledge Esstential for OHS/DKR
921103 - Follow up ref SDS 41 0001.
921105 - Submitted ref DIT 1 0001 to thank Jack for endorsement of SDS, and
921106 - recommending the team use Rod for advisory support.
921108 - ..
921109 - Also...
921111 - Culture of knowledge, ref DIT 1 J86G, must evolve by following
921112 - Doug's recommendation on 001025, ref SDS 34 00VU, to comment using
921113 - links to relevant parts of the record, cited recenty in the letter
921114 - to Henry van Eykan on 001109, ref DIP 1 I17J, emphasizing the need
921115 - to grow a culture of knowledge through education. ref SDS 41 0001
921117 - ..
921118 - Confirms recommendation in the letter yesterday. ref SDS 45 GQ8O
921120 - [...in another record Eric Armstrong reports DKR is still not
921121 - well enough understood. ref SDS 47 JS5H
921123 - [...in same record Adam Chyer submits definitions of terms
921124 - based on discussion with Doug, but provides no links, contrary
921125 - to Doug's request and to Adam's own letter yesterday, showing
921126 - the need for creating a culture of knowledge. ref SDS 47 D3AK
921128 - ..
921129 - [On 001117 edcuation course on KM may provide theory of
921130 - knowledge. ref SDS 48 0001
921132 - ..
921133 - Doing KM using SDS essential. ref DIT 1 JE5M
921135 - [On 001121 offered to sell SDS so the OHS/DKR team can perform
921136 - KM that links the record, and preserves Doug's legacy.
921137 - ref SDS 50 0001
921139 - ..
921140 - Explain KM requires, not simply citing URLs, but creating
921141 - connections to relevant information, ref DIT 1 J86G, showing
921142 - specific correlations, implications and explaining nuance. These
921143 - connections and explanations add value to information by growing
921144 - "knowledge." Just citing archives, or web pages, is a waste of
921145 - time, as Eric noted on 000824. ref SDS 26 7O9I
921147 - [On 001202 record of research by SRI shows gaining experience
921148 - using SDS is only way to learn KM. ref SDS 54 0001
921150 - ..
921151 - To create knowledge management people have to learn KM by doing KM
921152 - 24 7, ref DIT 1 IB7M, following up the letter on 001102.
921153 - ref SDS 39 5V5J On 001011 letter to Pat Lincoln proposed research
921154 - to support pilot testing so people can learn KM, discover the
921155 - benefits, and grow a culture of knowledge. ref SDS 31 0001
921157 - ..
921158 - SDS has the secret of KM, per Jack's letter, ref DRT 1 6R5O, and
921159 - Henry's letter on 000926. ref SDS 29 IP7F, as demonstrated by the
921160 - record provided for the DKR team shown in the record of the
921161 - meeting at SRI on 001017. ref SDS 32 1575 The team has, further,
921162 - discovered that it is difficult to discover because cultural
921163 - blinders hide design requirements, ref DIT 1 MY8G, also cited on
921164 - 001102. ref SDS 39 N16H The record on 000324 established that
921165 - fact. ref SDS 13 4877
921167 - ..
921168 - SDS can be greatly improved once high powered capability begins
921169 - working in the right direction, ref DIT 1 009O, as set out in the
921170 - letter to the team explaining the culture of knowledge on 001102.
921171 - ref SDS 39 XR8Y Improving SDS requires alliances becaue I do not
921172 - have all of the expertise to create KM, so need alliances to get
921173 - the work done. ref DIP 3 009O On 991222 KMCI notified about
921174 - Doug's Colloquium. Research of Interenet references showed Doug
921175 - supports Alliances to accomplish objectives that are supported by
921176 - SDS. ref SDS 9 3977
921178 - [On 001202 Jack Park submits ideas for improving SDS.
921179 - ref SDS 53 HC4J
921181 - ..
921182 - Alliances needed to advance SDS. ref DIT 1 005N
921184 - ..
921185 - Doug did not have enough bandwidth to consider SDS, ref DIT 1
921186 - 005N, per the record on 000223. ref SDS 11 3774
921188 - ..
921189 - Took 10 months to demonstrate SDS works, ref SDS 32 1575, this
921190 - record supports seeking alliances again.
921193 - ..
921194 - Partnership Needed for Technology and Marketing
921196 - Alliances can be through partnership, friendship, the flagship of
921197 - solving problems, or any other ship that gets the work done. There
921198 - are a number of simple initial technology things that are needed,
921199 - so technology partners are needed. There are number of marketing
921200 - steps needed, so marketing partners are needed, principally to
921201 - spread the word. ref DIT 1 00EO
921203 - ..
921204 - Request partners. ref DIT 1 01GW
921208 - ..
921209 - Communication Metrics on Internet is Inspirational for KM
921211 - Follow up ref SDS 37 5P2B.
9215 - 2140 received letter from Paul Fernhout
9217 - ..
921701 - Received ref DRT 2 0001 from Paul Fernhout saying thanks for the
921702 - excellent example of KM in the letter submitted above. ref DIT 1 0001
921703 - Your effort (especially in keeping up with this list) is inspirational
921704 - of what is possible. Your work demonstrates the value of active human
921705 - involvement in processing information into an ordered framework of
921706 - knowledge on an ongoing basis. From that framework can grow new
921707 - synthesized information and plans.
921709 - ..
921710 - This seems to resolve Paul's concern reported on 000601 that links in
921711 - SDS caused confusion. ref SDS 21 0894
921713 - ..
921714 - On 001028 Paul commended SDS. ref SDS 37 5P2B.
921716 - This is a good explanation of the synthesis between people and
921717 - the technology, explained on the Welch web site as deliverying
921718 - anytime, anywhere intelligence...
921720 - http://www.welchco.com
921722 - ...per planning on 971021. ref SDS 4 3636 How though do we build
921723 - a culture of knowledge to overcome the overwhelming drive to rely
921724 - on IT, cited by Morris on 990527? ref SDS 6 1233
921726 - ..
921727 - Compliments Paul's favorable comments on 001028. ref SDS 36 BD2P
921729 - [On 001121 OHS Overview calls for tools to augment human
921730 - systems, ref SDS 49 00BP; Henry van Eykan says Doug's 1962
921731 - proposal to USAF is original source for OHS. ref SDS 49 0ESW
921733 - [On 001121 sent response. ref SDS 50 V3WP
921735 - ..
921736 - Paul lists organizations that might be interested in doing KM.
921737 - ref DRT 2 003X
921739 - ..
921740 - Paul also notes that despite a lot of organizations working on KM, he
921741 - tends to agree with Rod that KM, as we might envision it (like the
921742 - Welchco example), isn't widespread (even if it is getting more widely
921743 - talked about). ref DRT 2 01RQ
921745 - ..
921746 - He, also, recognizes these efforts may not be talking about the same
921747 - thing in reference to "knowledge management."
W3C Standards for HTML Software Email for Collaboration Ontology
Content v Appearance Binary Forces in Programming Text Effective for
HTML Standards W3C for Coding Web Pages
Stable Tech Enables Productivity Occurs Over Weeks Years So People Ca
970801 - ..
970802 - Consortium Might Provide Avenue for KM Stability
970804 - Stability of the core design for knowledge is needed for the same
970805 - reason that the core design of alphabet technology has remained
970806 - stable for 2,000 years, per telecon with Doug Engelbart on 000327.
970807 - ref SDS 14 4420 and review on 991108. ref SDS 8 5628 If the core
970808 - design is not stable, then nothing will ever be adopted, no world
970809 - problem will ever be solved, at least by KM technology. My sense
970810 - is that a nexus between open source and Rod might occur by setting
970811 - up a consortium for KM, similar to W3C that enables industry to
970812 - flourish according to standards. There seems to be all manner of
970813 - consortiums sprouting up, so why not one to shepherd KM.
970814 - ref DIT 1 014N
970816 - ..
970817 - Consortium was proposed in the letter to Cliff Joslyn on 000731.
970818 - ref SDS 25 0900
970820 - ..
970821 - The basic issue is how to deliver professionally formatted
970822 - material in an environment that requires content structured for
970823 - context, intelligence and knowledge. People want things to look
970824 - because pretty things sell, but people need structure in order to
970825 - improve productivity by improving understanding and follow up.
970827 - ..
970828 - This is the battle between text and wordprocessing.
Market Viability Open Source
Product Design, Control Lost
Stable Tech Enables Productivity Occurs Over Weeks Years So People Ca
Give-up Some SDS Ownership to Develop Alliances for Advancing Civiliz
Development Advances by Giving-up Some SDS Ownership
Ownership SDS Development Advances by Giving-up Some SDS Ownership to
Alliances on Development
A41001 - ..
A41002 - Linux Model Acceptable for SDS as Core of Knowledge Management
A41003 - Open Source for Implementing KM, Not Developing Core Capability
A41005 - Implementation technologies and practices for the core of KM can
A41006 - be developed through open source methods. Linux, for example
A41007 - retains ownership of the core design. That seems like a good
A41008 - model to start.
A41010 - ..
A41011 - I am willing to give up ownership, because there is plenty of
A41012 - value to share; but, leadership is a bigger issue. ref DIT 1 SA3H
A41014 - [On 010924 telecon with Pat Lincoln at SRI discussed
A41015 - ownership of SDS again. ref SDS 60 N14H
A41017 - ..
A41018 - Strong leadership is required to build something that works, but
A41019 - people don't want to build it initially, because it is
A41020 - counterintuitive, and so conflicts with their common sense. Since
A41021 - open source people do what they want, they cannot be led to
A41022 - produce what is needed. Once the core design is released, this
A41023 - provides a foundation for open source to develop specific
A41024 - applications for different industries. ref DIT 1 018N
A41027 - ..
A41028 - Open Source May Enable KM to Avoid being Innovated into Oblivian
A41030 - I believe that Doug is promoting open source, because he does not
A41031 - want usefulness he discovered in developing NLS (later Augment),
A41032 - to, again, be innovated out of the discussion by a bunch of kids,
A41033 - who don't have a clue how to create usefulness. I can see that
A41034 - SDS is subject to the same forces, unless we get going on creating
A41035 - a spec and installed based that provides cultural inertia to
A41036 - sustain the capability. I know that it took hundreds of years for
A41037 - our current KM system, alphabet technology, to become established.
A41038 - If KM is to improve on that record we have to get going. There is
A41039 - not a moment to waste. ref DIT 1 016N
A41041 - [On 001121 analysis of Minicus Sodas program called Mindset
A41042 - shows they plan to support strong import/export capability
A41043 - that addresses this issue. ref SDS 51 BO6N
A41046 - ..
A41047 - Culture of Knowledge Requires Help
A41048 - KM Full Time Job, Others Must Contribute to Make KM Successful
A41050 - Cannot develop KM part time, and you cannot do KM part time. I
A41051 - have devoted my full attention to the task, because if that is not
A41052 - done, it will not advance. As a result, I have not had any
A41053 - revenue for several years. That is the price of progress. But, I
A41054 - cannot pay the price alone. If a culture of knowledge is to
A41055 - emerge that carries civilization to a brighter day, others must be
A41056 - willing to pay the price of progress. ref DIT 1 01FN
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