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DIARY: January 31, 2002 08:18 PM Thursday;
Called Morris about collaborating on SDS.
2...Innovation Needs Circle of Influence to Aid Executive Mind Set
3...Remembering Medit Code Difficult, Cannot Support Improvements to SDS
4...Organic Subject Structure Can be Developed from SDS Experience
5...Ontology Can be Developed from Experience Using SDS Organic Structures
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0201 - Intel Corporation 408 765 8080
020101 - Mr. Morris E. Jones; Business Unit Manager =408 545 9521
020102 - firstname.lastname@example.org
020103 - Cable Network Operation
Retired from New Business Unit Working at Home on Product Development
Product Development Intel Morris Retired Working at Home No Longer Bu
Morris Retired from Business Unit Manager Com Project
Morris Working at Home Retired from Business Unit Manager Working on
Intel Can't Predict What People Want
0807 - ..
0808 - Summary/Objective
080901 - Follow up
080903 - Morris advised this evening he is working more at home now after
080904 - retiring from the Business Unit Manager position he has held the past
080905 - few years for a telecommunication program at Intel.
080907 - Cable Network Operation proposed.........990905, ref SDS 5 0001
080908 - Budget for new project $150M.............990912, ref SDS 6 0001
080909 - Working 12 hour days.....................990916, ref SDS 7 0001
080911 - He is working now on product development. Working at home is more
080912 - convenient because it eliminates wasting time commuting to work every
080913 - day.
080915 - This reflects reports on 010223 that Intel is downsizing to as a
080916 - result of changes in market conditions. ref SDS 10 V54M The same
080917 - article reported that the telecom sector has been particularly hard
080918 - hit. ref SDS 10 FM6J At that time, Intel management was frustrated by
080919 - challenge of predicting what customers will buy. ref SDS 10 WG8O
080921 - Earlier on 990525 Morris worried that it is hard to get engineers to
080922 - use good management practices to analyse the work. ref SDS 3 0966
080924 - More recently on 020110 he complained that people only use about 5% of
080925 - the features in Microsoft Word and Outlook, which is not enough to
080926 - improve daily management. ref SDS 11 CK4K
080928 - Morris has a full schedule with his Intel work, Boy Scouts, church,
080929 - teaching a graduate course in electrical engineering, and he indicated
080930 - this evening that he is on a board of some kind for using ham radios.
080934 - ..
080935 - Innovation Needs Circle of Influence to Aid Executive Mind Set
080937 - I mentioned the broadcast this evening on CSPAN showing a presentation
080938 - by the Secretary of Defense, Don Rumsfeld, at the War College
080939 - concerning efforts to improve management of DOD by enabling proactive
080940 - problem handling. ref SDS 12 0001
080942 - Morris indicated Intel uses similar prodedures.
080944 - We did not review this evening the record on 990713 presenting the NSF
080945 - initiative on SDS to colleagues at Intel. ref SDS 4 8966
080947 - Morris feels Intel's CEO, Craig Barrett, is a strong advocate for
080948 - experimenting to improve management, productivity and earnings, as
080949 - called out by Andy Grove in his book "Only the Paranoid Survive,"
080950 - reviewed on 980307. ref SDS 2 3416
080954 - ..
080955 - Remembering Medit Code Difficult, Cannot Support Improvements to SDS
080957 - Morris explained conditions have changed which prevent him from
080958 - continuing to collaborate on SDS development, asked in my letter this
080959 - morning.
080961 - I asked if there is anything I have done that prevents effective
080962 - collaboration, perhaps being arrogant, which Morris has noted. He
080963 - seemed to indicate that I have always been arrogant, so that is not a
080964 - major problem.
080966 - Morris noted that in the early days of 1983 he was working on Medit
080967 - for his own use, so it was not terribly difficult for him to create
080968 - the features I needed. He has not done any of that work for a very
080969 - long time, and does not have any records that explain the code. This
080970 - makes it difficult to remember how Medit is programmed in order to
080971 - continue collaborating on new improvements going forward.
080973 - On 020110 Morris asked about how SDS aids memory. ref SDS 11 I84G On
080974 - 890809 indicated this was not necessary for his work. ref SDS 1 0880
080976 - I asked Morris about creating a few SDS functions in C in order to
080977 - provide templates to guide me in doing the rest, per my letter this
080978 - morning?
080980 - Morris indicated it would be too much work for him to create a few SDS
080981 - functions in C and provide documentation for guidance, and he further
080982 - speculated that I would be unable to extrapolate enough from the
080983 - examples to work productively on the rest of a C version of SDS.
080987 - ..
080988 - Organic Subject Structure Can be Developed from SDS Experience
080989 - Ontology Can be Developed from Experience Using SDS Organic Structures
080991 - We reviewed opportunity to develop program code for managing organic
080992 - subject structures in SDS.
080994 - Morris noted that 5,000 people have tried to create an SDS-type
080995 - capability and failed, so he feels his chances of being successful are
080996 - not very good.
080998 - This reflects the record on 000425 showing that the design for KM is a
080999 - secret of SDS, ref SDS 8 0480, which is supported by our discussion
081000 - on 020110 noting there is no work product showing that this capability
081001 - is available anywhere except in SDS. ref SDS 11 M53G On 001130 IBM
081002 - announced the effort failed to convert LN into a KM capability that
081003 - can manage subjects like SDS. ref SDS 9 F26K
081005 - We reviewed the advantage of having the SDS program for a template to
081006 - understand what to program for a baseline system of organic subject
081007 - structure.
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