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DIARY: March 12, 2001 06:49 PM Monday; Rod Welch

Picture worth a thousand words requires a thousand words to explain.

1...Summary/Objective
..................Open Groupware Standards Project (OGS)
......I.still don't get it/I need pictures
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2...Pictures Worth Thousand Words, Require a Thousand Words to Explain


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020101 - Mr. Eric Armstrong                                                                                                                                               O-00000767 0101

SUBJECTS
Communication Biggest Risk of Mistakes
Killer App Collaboration Communication Civilization Shows Cost Saving
Pictures Require Thousand Words Explain Analyse Understand Follow Up
Analysis Meaning Pictures Require Thousand Words Explain Analyse Unde
1000 Words Pictures SDS Needed Explain Analyse Understand Follow Up
Pictures 1000 Words Explain Analyse Understand Follow Up Need Grows

2708 -
2708 -    ..
2709 - Summary/Objective
2710 -
271001 - Follow up ref SDS 7 0000, ref SDS 6 0000.
271002 -
271003 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Eric Armstrong commenting on references
271004 - submitted by Grant Bowman, which provide a series of pictures to help
271005 - explain support for knowledge managment, ref DRT 1 0002, by an
271006 - organization.....
271007 -
271009 -  ..
271010 -
271011 -                  Open Groupware Standards Project (OGS)
271012 -
271013 -
271014 - There is an introduction at.....
271015 -
271017 -                  ..
271018 -                 http://www.ogsproject.org/drafts-services.php
271019 -
271020 -
271021 - ....that provides an array of fields that include time management
271022 - which could be helpful for describing SDS at some future time.  This
271023 - may be a rendering that is common for XML work.
271024 - ..
271025 - This location at....
271026 -
271027 -
271028 -                 http://www.ogsproject.org/diagrams.php
271029 -
271030 -
271031 - .....provides a series of schematics, or pictures, which are
271032 - introduced by the following comment.....
271033 -
271035 -       ..
271036 -      I still don't get it/I need pictures
271037 -
271038 -      OK I have a few pictures that might help. As you view them keep
271039 -      in mind that I just whipped these up and they are just a basic
271040 -      example. They are not the draft, they do not show the limits of
271041 -      the design. These are *just* something to give you an idea of how
271042 -      this can work.
271043 -
271045 -  ..
271046 - This clearly warns that pictures provide superficial understanding,
271047 - which aligns with Andy Grove's call in his book for study and analysis
271048 - to adequately understand important and complex ideas, reviewed on
271049 - 980307. ref SDS 3 3620
271051 -  ..
271052 - OGS continues.....
271053 -
271054 -      Generic Server.....
271055 -
271056 -               http://www.ogsproject.org/images/generic-server.gif
271057 -
271058 -      This gives you an idea of how a standard OGS Server
271059 -      implementation can/would look like
271060 -
271062 -               ..
271063 -              WebBased OGS     Java OGS      Evolution OGS
271064 -                 Client          Client         Client
271065 -                   |              |              |
271066 -                   +-+      +-----+   +----------+
271067 -                     |      |         |
271068 -                      |         |
271069 -                   
271070 -                     XML RPC      SyncML
271071 -                    Interface   Interface
271072 -
271073 -
271074 -                          OGX Server
271075 -
271076 -
271077 -                                                             Generic
271078 -  Message   Send  Calendar  Todo  Contacts  Accounts  ACL  DataStore
271079 -
271080 -                  SQL       SQL   SQL       SQL       SQL   SQL
271081 -  IMap            iCAP            LDAP      LDAP
271082 -  POP3
271083 -  Folders
271084 -  NNTP      NNTP
271085 -            SMTP
271086 -
271087 -
271089 -       ..
271090 -      Exchange Server -
271091 -
271092 -            http://www.ogsproject.org/images/exchange-server.gif
271093 -
271094 -
271095 -
271096 -
271098 -       ..
271099 -      This shows you how you could use Exchange 2000 as your data store
271100 -
271102 -       ..
271103 -      phpGroupWare OGS Server -
271104 -
271105 -            http://www.ogsproject.org/images/phpgw-server.gif
271107 -       ..
271108 -      Heres a diagram of the phpGroupWare OGS Server
271109 -
271111 -       ..
271112 -      Client OGS Server -
271113 -
271114 -            http://www.ogsproject.org/images/standalone-xmlfiles.gif
271116 -       ..
271117 -      This shows you how an OGS client can be used standalone without
271118 -      having to change any client code.
271120 -       ..
271121 -      Sync for offline -
271122 -
271123 -            http://www.ogsproject.org/images/server2laptop-sync.gif
271125 -       ..
271126 -      This shows you how you can use the SyncML interface for synching
271127 -      a laptop for off-line use.
271129 -       ..
271130 -      I will add more images and diagrams as I get them together.
271131 -
271132 -
271134 -  ..
271135 - Pictures Worth Thousand Words, Require a Thousand Words to Explain
271136 -
271137 - Grant presented the links reported above, ref SDS 0 0001, with the
271138 - comment....
271139 -
271140 -    This is very applicable. I am chatting via IRC with the leader Dan
271141 -    Kuykendall of the project this evening. Pictures are worth a
271142 -    thousand words...
271144 -  ..
271145 - The implication is that OGS has provided pictures that help OHS
271146 - contributors develop knowledge management.
271148 -  ..
271149 - Eric notes today that....
271150 -
271151 -    Comment from an editor I worked with some years ago:
271152 -
271153 -      "A picture *requires* a thousand words"
271154 -
271155 -    --to explain it. The picture is always valuable. It provides the
271156 -    mental hook. But the explanations are still needed... :_),
271157 -    ref DRT 1 0001
271159 -  ..
271160 - This aligns with analysis on 940609 showing risks of relying on
271161 - pictures and conversation, which impart impressions that cause
271162 - precipitous action, but are not effective for communication that
271163 - requires understanding and follow up, ref SDS 2 4933, which was
271164 - explained on 890809. ref SDS 1 CJ9J
271165 -
271166 -      Seems to align with Eric's analysis reported on 001008 that
271167 -      graphical representation for daily Knowledge Management is not
271168 -      practical. ref SDS 5 N38W
271169 -
271170 -         [On 060412 outline software explains advantages of writing for
271171 -         explaining meaning of pictures. ref SDS 8 IH3Y
271173 -  ..
271174 - On 000927 Eric Armstrong reported a "huge need" for the OHS/DKR
271175 - project to solve world problems, which aligns with the work today.
271176 - ref SDS 4 VX5J
271178 -  ..
271179 - IT is designed to deliver more pictures, which grows the demand for
271180 - tools like SDS that generate intelligence needed to understand the
271181 - pictures.
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