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DIARY: September 12, 2001 07:25 PM Wednesday;
Topic maps graphical management of organic structure too complex.
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Graphics Not Effective for KM Improving Productivity
Complexity Ontology Pandaora's Box of Complexity Ontology, Jack Park
Programmers Don't Know What to Program to Improve Management
Architecture Human Thought Predicate Architecture KM, 000531
SDS Standard Knowledge Management, 000907
Breakthrough SDS Design Yields Breakthrough Productivity
KM Difficult to Understand SDS Core Capability
Organic Structure Unique Solution Manage Complexity Daily Work Life
Text Better than Pictures for KM Improving Productivity
2511 - ..
2512 - Summary/Objective
251301 - Follow up ref SDS 13 N38W.
251303 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Eric Armstrong responding to a letter
251304 - from someone presenting ideas on using graphical representation and
251305 - pictures for semantic technology for complexity.
251307 - Eric says in part.....
251309 - I'm still of the opinion that a graphic display mechanism only
251310 - works for small demos, because the complexity quickly grows too
251311 - great with respect to the available display area. Given
251312 - whiteboard-sized LCDs, I *may* be persuaded to change my mind.
251313 - (I'll have to see, to be sure it works.) But I'm pretty darn
251314 - certain that graphic displays of complex, interrelated
251315 - information, simply will not fly with today's display devices.
251316 - ref DRT 1 PE7J
251318 - Eric's analysis seems to align with Jack Park's report on 000221 that
251319 - ontology for organizing life and daily working information is a
251320 - Pandora's Box of complexity. ref SDS 1 7455
251322 - [On 010914 Eric submits detailed analysis indicating graphical
251323 - representation is not effective for daily Knowledge Management
251324 - work. ref SDS 22 UU8N
251326 - Subsequently Eric made a similar point in his letter on 001008, noting
251327 - that graphical interfaces are not practical for managing the
251328 - complexity of daily life. ref SDS 13 N38W
251330 - On 010312 Eric related research showing a picture takes 1,000 words to
251331 - explain. ref SDS 21 Q56M
251333 - ..
251334 - Submitted ref DIT 1 0001 reponding to Eric's letter, saying.....
251336 - Good observation that graphics for managing "ontology"
251337 - oversimplifies the problem of managing context.
251339 - Would be great to see someone come forward with an "ontology" for
251340 - a few paragraphs of a letter, an article, a book. Then organize
251341 - ontology for a phone call, a meeting, analysis of a broadcast or a
251342 - report on a professional event. Then expand the ontology for more
251343 - calls, letters, etc. Very soon, in a matter of hours or days, the
251344 - complexity of organizing even a tiny fraction of daily life
251345 - becomes overwhelming, ref DIT 1 SX6H, as Jack noted in a letter on
251346 - 000221, citing the Pandora's Box. ref SDS 1 7455
251348 - [On 010917 Eugene Kim reports that using dialog mapping for
251349 - a letter takes considerable time. ref SDS 23 MB9H