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DIARY: January 6, 2002 08:37 AM Sunday;
Letter from Gary on SDS, explanation of problem with HTML.
...........Faith Moves Mountains When Applied to Good Ideas
...........Experience Using SDS Builds Faith for Culture of Knowledge
...........Alphabet Technology Presents Opportunities to Explain SDS
...........Civilization is Cost Benefit Study for Alphabet Technology
2...Font Management for HTML Causes Problem Displaying SDS Work Product
...........Solution Idea for Failed SDS Display in Gary's Browser
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Gary Wants to Collaborate on KM Development Path
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Link Communication to POIMS for Foundation to Build Culture of Knowle
Communication Link to POIMS Shows Commitment to SDS and KM for Awardi
POIMS Link Communication Build Foundation KM Foster Culture of Knowle
Johnson, Gary Answer Questions on SDS Features and POIMS Concepts
Johnson, Gary Support Culture of Knowledge Develop SDS Link Communica
Letter from Gary Answering Welch Letter on 020104
Purple Numbers Add Anchors Makes Coping Anchors Faster Easier So Link
2412 - ..
2413 - Summary/Objective
241401 - Follow up ref SDS G4 0000, ref SDS G2 0000.
241403 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Gary responding to the letter on Friday,
241404 - ref DIP 11 0001, reported in the record, ref SDS G4 0001, that
241405 - answered his questions submitted on 011222...
241407 - SDS Features, ref DRP 4 0001,.......011222, ref SDS G1 O56M
241408 - POIMS scope, ref DRP 5 0001,........011222, ref SDS G2 O56M
241410 - Submitted email response with copy to Morris and linked to this
241411 - record, and listing following pending issues....
241413 - 1. Developing collaboration between you and Morris, if possible.
241414 - ..
241415 - 2. Plans for joining forces, including initial scope. What
241416 - is the big picture, and what steps can be taken within means
241417 - available to make progress?
241419 - 3. Ownership participation for Gary, which may need a bit more
241420 - analysis by Gary to confirm SDS is the right direction, and,
241421 - if so, giving him the SDS program to learn and use. Some how,
241422 - some way, getting him some support.
241423 - ..
241424 - Gary does not say anything about contacting Morris, which is an
241425 - express action item, ref DIP 11 TF4F, reported on 020104. ref SDS G4
241426 - SS5I
241428 - When I called Morris on 020104, he indicated not having heard from
241429 - Gary.
241430 - ..
241431 - In the call on Friday, Morris confirmed my sense from the
241432 - meeting with Terry Winograd on 011219, and from working with Doug's
241433 - group the past two years, that there is no class of software for
241434 - SDS.
241436 - SDS is not a PIM, although it does a lot of that stuff. It is not
241437 - AI, although it augments intelligence. We could use KM, but that
241438 - is falling on hard times, per Pat Lincoln on 010426, ref SDS C2
241439 - 657O
241440 - ..
241441 - Actually, I like KM because it is a simple explanation for
241442 - moving beyond IT, which is our goal, per POIMS. ref OF 1 HO4H
241444 - We could call SDS an Enterprise Management program, although that
241445 - too is running out of gas, like KM.
241446 - ..
241447 - In our call on 020104, Morris proposed describing SDS as
241448 - "structured wordprocessing," which isn't too bad, because it
241449 - encompasses the organization that Bill DeHart cited in our call on
241450 - 000709, ref SDS 72 0052, and it is similar to "Wordprocessing in
241451 - Context" which I explained in a letter to Morris on 010226.
241452 - ref SDS A8 TE3F
241454 - Of course wordprocessing does not encompass contacts and data base
241455 - aspects of the SDS "plan, perform, report" design that manages
241456 - multiple users, multiple projects, and multiple subjects, etc.,
241457 - which Morris calls the Welch Management Method, in our call on
241458 - 911123. ref SDS 6 0477
241460 - Maybe Gary can propose something on this.
241463 - ..
241464 - Gary says today....
241466 - 1. Sorry about not providing explicit links, but there is nothing
241467 - like "purple numbers" in the standard documents, so the best I
241468 - could do was to quote from the papers to provide context.
241469 - ref DRT 1 0001
241470 - ..
241471 - This addresses a big issue of linking to the record,
241472 - noted in the....
241474 - letter to Gary.................. 020104, ref DIP 11 TF4F
241475 - SDS record...................... 020104, ref SDS G4 BW5N
241476 - SDS record...................... 011222, ref SDS G1 BF5K
241477 - SDS record...................... 011210, ref SDS E9 EG5M
241478 - SDS record to Jack Park......... 011206, ref SDS E6 JP4F
241480 - [On 020213 Gary submits correspondence with links using
241481 - addressability in Knowledge Space and created with
241482 - Microsoft Word and Outlook. ref SDS G6 DW9I
241484 - [On 020313 Gary submits SDS work product with purple
241485 - numbers added that speed up copying anchors to link the
241486 - record. ref SDS G7 6F8N
241488 - [On 020320 notified Gary about adding feature for
241489 - entering redundant links to internal anchors that
241490 - facilitate copying a link address in order to connect
241491 - correspondence to knowledge space. ref SDS G8 0001
241492 - ..
241493 - Anchors are on every heading and most paragraphs in
241494 - SDS records, and on every paragraph in correspondence and
241495 - other external reports cited in SDS records. Anchors can be
241496 - determined with the browser feature using the right mouse
241497 - click to open a menu and selecting "View Source." This
241498 - procedure shows that the anchor for this para is....
241500 - YO5J
241502 - It is easy to capture the entire Internet address for a
241503 - source by right clicking to highlight contents of the
241504 - location bar, and then selecting "Copy" from the menu that
241505 - pops up. Paste this in an email and then append the anchor
241506 - from procedure above. This takes about 10 seconds or so to
241507 - provide a link for quoted text. In something like POIMS and
241508 - NWO it takes a little longer, because they are big docs, but
241509 - I use the procedure, and find at most it takes about 20
241510 - seconds.
241512 - [On 020107 Gary plans to try this procedure, and asks to
241513 - confirm it will work for files that are external to SDS.
241514 - ref SDS G5 W69L
241516 - [On 020313 Gary submits SDS work product with purple
241517 - numbers added that speed up copying anchors to link the
241518 - record. ref SDS G7 6F8N
241520 - [On 020320 created redundant link capability in SDS and
241521 - modified save to add more links to SDS records.
241522 - ref SDS G9 0001
241526 - ..
241527 - Gary says in his letter today....
241529 - 2. Thanks for the follow up. It gives me a better idea of what SDS
241530 - does and how it goes about doing it. ref DRT 1 KW5L
241532 - I have much to consider. ref DRT 1 VW6O
241534 - ..
241535 - Good to hear that explanation of SDS features is helpful, as
241536 - set out in the records....
241538 - SDS.............................011222, ref SDS G1 0001
241539 - SDS.............................011222, ref SDS G2 0001
241542 - ..
241543 - Faith Moves Mountains When Applied to Good Ideas
241544 - Experience Using SDS Builds Faith for Culture of Knowledge
241546 - Hopefully, Gary's considerations will not take too much
241547 - longer.
241549 - [On 020107 Gary plans to contact Morris relatively soon,
241550 - and recognizes a lot of questions about SDS will be
241551 - answered by using it. ref SDS G5 CT5L and ref SDS G5
241552 - 0001
241554 - Hopefully, there is enough faith without chasing down every
241555 - conceivable issue, to move forward. Existence of SDS
241556 - records showing a seminal design that is effective, as
241557 - reported on 010907, ref SDS D4 KX3L, justifies efforts to
241558 - enable others to use SDS, as an extension of the alphabet
241559 - for reasons set out below. ref SDS 0 394M
241560 - ..
241561 - Additional incentive offered to Gary is ownership in
241562 - SDS that may bring remuneration, recognition, and
241563 - satisfaction of advancing civilization by improving alphabet
241564 - technology.
241566 - We can explain theory, per POIMS, but no one understands the
241567 - theory of alphabet technology, and many seem to be afraid of
241568 - cognitive science, per meeting with Terry at Stanford on
241569 - 011219. ref SDS F9 4P6H
241571 - We can calculate cost savings, as USACE did on 971007,
241572 - ref DRP 8 0001, But, since no one has ever calculated cost
241573 - savings for alphabet technology, it is difficult for people
241574 - to follow a calcualation of cost savings using SDS.
241576 - ..
241577 - Therefore, some initial faith must register in order for SDS
241578 - to move forward.
Alphabet Most Powerful Technology SDS Improves Government B iness Ed
Alphabet Foundation Civilization SDS Improves Government Business Hea
Superhuman Alphabet Technology Writing Literacy Augment Intelligence
290601 - ..
290602 - Alphabet Technology Presents Opportunities to Explain SDS
290603 - Civilization is Cost Benefit Study for Alphabet Technology
290605 - Many people complain about reference to the alphabet...
290607 - Jack Park........................011208, ref SDS E8 4Q5L
290608 - Morris...........................011212, ref SDS F3 VM9M
290610 - ..
290611 - Very pleased Gary has not done this, because alphabet
290612 - technology is helpful in a number of ways for explaining the
290613 - opportunity to advance from information to a culture of
290614 - knowledge. The alphabet presents....
290616 - 1. Model for adding intelligence to....
290618 - government
290619 - military
290620 - business
290621 - education
290622 - health
290623 - science
290624 - law
290626 - ...core competencies of civilization, which are now
290627 - based on information produced by alphabet technology,
290628 - per record on 011211. ref SDS F3 NH5I Since alphabet
290629 - technology makes people "superhuman," reported on
290630 - 010622, ref SDS C7 N668, it follows that improving
290631 - this capability should be an important advance, i.e.,
290632 - a killer app.
290634 - ..
290635 - 2. Alphabet technology, commonly called "literacy," and
290636 - reading and writing, is taught without any effort to
290637 - explain theory or cost savings. The people who teach
290638 - the alphabet don't understand the theory and are never
290639 - asked to prove cost savings. The people taught the
290640 - alphabet are mostly small children, and so have no
290641 - ability to object by asking how the alphabet works and
290642 - asking for proof of cost savings, relative to talking
290643 - and looking a pictures on television. Literacy is
290644 - forced on children based solely on faith because
290645 - centuries have shown it is effective even though no
290646 - one has ever produced a calculation of cost savings.
290648 - ..
290649 - Alphabet technology is accepted because it produces a useful
290650 - work product that is significantly better than pictures.
290651 - People who cannot read and write look at work product using
290652 - the alphabet, and feel it is magical, as indeed it is.
290654 - ..
290655 - While there are no calculations showing cost savings for
290656 - this method, the accelerated advance of civilization over
290657 - centuries demonstrates the benefit.
290659 - ..
290660 - We don't have centuries. We only have 20 or 30 years, if we
290661 - are very lucky.
SDS Problem One Long Stream of Text
Johnson, Gary Reports Problem Reviewing SDS Records on the Internet
Long String of Text Records on Internet, Gary Reports
SDS Problem One Long Stream of Text
330701 - ..
330702 - Font Management for HTML Causes Problem Displaying SDS Work Product
330704 - Follow up ref SDS E9 K54K, ref SDS E3 TC4H.
330706 - Gary continues....
330708 - 3. FYI - The reason that SDS records do not render in Opera is
330709 - that Opera is more standards compliant that Explorer! I ran and
330710 - HTML validator over the pages and there are numerous errors.
330711 - The most common one appears to be created by staring every font
330712 - change by closing a presumed open font when there isn't one.
330713 - (Every font markup starts with /font><font ....) When a font
330714 - section is closed early, the /font generates an error. This
330715 - interacts with the pre tag in Opera to destroy the rendering
330716 - because the mismatch of the font open and close hides the pre
330717 - tag. ref DRT 1 UX6F
330719 - ..
330720 - Solution Idea for Failed SDS Display in Gary's Browser
330722 - The /font font sequence was adopted after considerable trial
330723 - and error indicated that it provides consistent rendering in
330724 - IE and Netscape, and so can be applied routinely.
330726 - Might it be that only the first /font causes the overall
330727 - problem by creating an imbalance between font and /font.
330729 - Perhaps Gary can try to manually remove the first /font at
330730 - the top of an SDS record and see if this solves the problem
330731 - in his browser. That is a simple solution, if it works.
330732 - ..
330733 - Actually, I will do that to this record, and so Gary
330734 - need only let me know if it works.
330736 - Looking more closely at a converted SDS record, does not
330737 - seem likely this simple solution will get it done. Maybe
330738 - Gary has another idea.