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DIARY: February 6, 2008 07:23 AM Wednesday;
Visit Morris to develop SDS Windows application.
2...Review Prior Meeting for Common Understandings Not Performed
3...Fun Java Ruby on Rails Software Development SDS Windows Application
4...Java Ruby on Rails Fun to Develop Innovation Software Engineering
5...Experimenting Fast Easy Using Java Enables SDS Design Innovations
6...Windows SDS Application Collection of Manageable Files Demonstrated
7...Collection Files SDS Records Organized Directory Flexible Structure
8...Java Editor Fast Easy SDS Editor Medit Difficult Lot of Hard Work
9...Editor SDS Medit Hard Work Difficult Java Fun Fast Easy Good Enough
10...Editor Wordprocessing Email Publish Professional Quality Documents
11...Documents Professional Quality Fast Easy Wordprocessing Editor Email
12...Editor Lot of Hard Work Knowledge Management Advance 21st Century
13...2-worlds Appearance Balance with Order Context Flexible Structure
14...Popular Editors SDS into 21st Century Without Knowledge Management
15...SDS Editing Give 21st Century Editors Power of Knowledge Hard Work
16...Pretty Appearance Balance with Accurate Comprehensive Understanding
17...Looking Good Balance with Managing Content to Produce Good Intelligence
18...Balance Content Make Sense with Making Documents Look
19...Flexible Structure Balance Making Sense with Making Documents Look Good
20...Links Everybody Gives Up on Augmenting Intelligence
21...Learning New Way Working Frustrating Like Learning Alphabet
22...Flexible Structure Frustrating Learning New Way Working
23...Use Cases Considered to Develop SDS Windows Application
24...Think Through Scenarios of How People Work Improved by Computers
......................Eating your own dog food!
25...Using SDS Track Use Case Scenarios Fastest Path Knowledge Management
26...Reinvent Wheel of Knowledge Management Obviates SDS Expereince
27...Remembering Conversation Record Segments Unnecesary Overkill
28...Control Fields Flexible Structure SDS Record Segments Command Control
29...Record Segments Component SDS Felxible Structure Command and Control
30...Record Segments Proposed for New SDS Program Binding Multiple Records
31...Scope of SDS Development Remembering What People Say
32...Contacts Complement Schedule Diary Subjects People Process Time
33...Remembering Conversation Contacts Integrated with SDS Records Overkill
34...Study What Works Resisted Preference for Convesation
35...Demonstrating New Capabilities Objection People Like Conversation
36...Conversation and Memory Preferred by Engineers for Technical Scope
37...Gary Telecon Conference SDS Design Considerations
38...Record Segments and Contacts Essential Complementarity SDS Design
39...Bush Article Scope Knowledge Management Use Computers Aid Thinking
40...Awsome SDS Power of Knowledge Making Connections Beyond Reach
41...Precision Access Knowledge Space Power of Knowledge Awsome
42...Links Email Fast Easy Complementarity Chronology Context Connection
43...Publishing Paradigm Prevents Convincing Flexible Structure Knowledge
44...Convince People Power of Knowledge Requires Flexible Structure
45...Information Paradigms Convince People Knowledge Tools Too Difficult
46...Experience with Information Cannot Convince People Power of Knowledge
47...Flexible Structures Overlaid on Writing Make Linking Fast and Easy
48...Linking Fast and Easy Enables Remembering Vast Details Accurately
49...Nested Collapsible Records XML Emulate Line Numbers Flexible Fields
50...SDS Record Define Flexible Structure Line Numbers Replace Nested Fields
51...Vison SDS Beginning to Take Form Leading to Product Specification
52...XML Editor Efficient Usability Essential for Integrated Functionality
53...Subject Index SDS Unique Application for Context Management
54...Beyond Reach Subject Index Hard Work Complexity Seems Overwhelming
55...Context Management Hard Work with Tools for Information Management
56...Everything Connected in Right Place Right Time Self-evident Benefits
57...Fun Attractive Context Management Efficient Usability Paradigm Shift
58...Diligence Paradigm Shift Make Working Intelligently Fun Interesting
59...Save Lives Time Money Examples SDS Application
60...Examples SDS Application Save Lives Time Money
61...Follow Up Planning and Opportunities Review in about 6 Weeks
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SDS Windows Application Design Review Java Development Platform Ruby
1703 - ..
1704 - Summary/Objective
170501 - Follow up ref SDS G8 0000. ref SDS G2 0000.
170503 - Good progress shown for the Windows version of SDS. Morris enjoys
170504 - using Java Ruby on Rails. Creating code is fun because experimenting
170505 - is fast and easy. ref SDS 0 RR36 Morris proposed a Java commercial
170506 - editor with wordprocessing features, ref SDS 0 RR47, would be easier
170507 - than creating the SDS editor to run on 64-bit Vista computers.
170508 - ref SDS 0 QM6H An editor like Microsoft Word and Outlook gives SDS
170509 - capabilities popular in the 21st century. ref SDS 0 HE6N Morris'
170510 - experience using Microsoft Word and Outlook indicates the new editor
170511 - adds flexibility writing in SDS. ref SDS 0 YT5M The other elements of
170512 - flexible structure are unnecessary because nobody is using them, and
170513 - software engineering would be hard to create with the editor proposed
170514 - for SDS. ref SDS 0 ND8N Morris gave an example that nobody uses links
170515 - in daily work to track the record of meetings, calls, and documents.
170516 - ref SDS 0 QV4O Eliminating flexible structures that make linking fast
170517 - and easy, eliminates frustrations learning SDS when people type over
170518 - line numbers for shallow outlining, Control Fields, headlines, and so
170519 - forth. ref SDS 0 RR63 Morris has begun to think about "use cases" for
170520 - the new Windows SDS application, and plans 2 - 5 functions, following
170521 - submission of the 100 or so functions that give efficient usability to
170522 - SDS. ref SDS 0 RR46 Thinking through scenarious that make people more
170523 - productive takes a long time. Discovering and developing tools to
170524 - replace existing functions evolved over the past 20 years will take
170525 - many more years. ref SDS 0 UN7F Morris reported today that
170526 - identifying use cases is complex and difficult. ref SDS 0 RR52 Using
170527 - the new Windows SDS program, as Morris demonstrated a week or so ago
170528 - on 080124, would create a history of "use cases" that expedites
170529 - efficient code development. ref SDS 0 A48G This is called "eating
170530 - your own dog food" to show efficient usability. ref SDS 0 A85F Morris
170531 - indicated he cannot use the new SDS Windows program to help develop
170532 - the program because he doesn't work that way. Writing theoretical
170533 - records to show powerful features is fun and easy, but using the new
170534 - program to perform actual work is difficult. ref SDS 0 RR67 Trying to
170535 - think of use cases without using SDS to write up the record is like
170536 - "reinventing the wheel." ref SDS 0 JO8U Morris wants to elminate
170537 - Control Fields that form record segments, because Control Fields use
170538 - line numbers and both are hard to create with the editor planned for
170539 - SDS. ref SDS 0 H15H Morris resists seeing the current SDS program to
170540 - understand scope, features, integration and efficient usability. He
170541 - wants everything explained without experience seeing anything that is
170542 - explained. ref SDS 0 RR88 Morris did not have time to read the Bush
170543 - article explaining requirements for using computers to help people
170544 - think by associating one thing with another, enabled by SDS support
170545 - for flexible structures. ref SDS 0 A68F Cultural forces drive
170546 - experience using information tools that does not yield convincing
170547 - evidence that flexible structures create knowledge tools. ref SDS 0
170548 - 6F9G Morris asked how SDS makes linking fast and easy to create
170549 - associations shown in recent correspondence? ref SDS 0 NB5H
170551 - [On 080318 difficulty remembering very near term "trails of
170552 - associations" repeats memory problems today, ref SDS 0 IC5M,
170553 - underscores need for SDS flexible structures that makes linking
170554 - fast and easy to improve memory and management, cited by Morris
170555 - today, ref SDS 0 R67J, because tools for publishing documents,
170556 - proposed for an SDS Windows application, presented today,
170557 - ref SDS 0 HE6N, cannot find anything, noted by Morris 6 weeks
170558 - later on 080318. ref SDS I1 GZ7J
170560 - ..
170561 - [On 080422 Gary Johnson explains SDS design based on a theory
170562 - of knowledge that expands computers from publishing documents
170563 - with information that looks good, to a knowledge paradigm
170564 - applied through a specialized editor using an intelligence
170565 - process that enables good management, ref SDS I2 MQ4L; Gary
170566 - notes SDS has a unique body of work over 20 years demonstrating
170567 - ability to perform. ref SDS I2 KH8L
170569 - ..
170570 - [On 080425 Morris letter to the team notes line numbers provide
170571 - flexible structure that benefits Knowledge Management with
170572 - order in the record (see discussion today 080826 citing
170573 - significantly superior linking capability, ref SDS 0 NB5H), but
170574 - notes flexible structure is a "headache" to program using
170575 - wordprocessing-type software that conflicts with requirements
170576 - for Knowledge Management, ref SDS I3 JQ7K, also discussed
170577 - today, ref SDS 0 ND8N
170579 - ..
170580 - [On 080831 Morris reported plans for software to implement the
170581 - spirit of SDS, ref SDS I8 928Q, and noted line numbers cannot
170582 - be supported, which provide flexible structures for Control
170583 - Fields, Subjects, References, links, document log, i.e., all of
170584 - the elements that integrate personal and organizational memory
170585 - for effective management. ref SDS I8 O37U
170592 - ..
1708 - Background
170901 - Review Prior Meeting for Common Understandings Not Performed
170903 - Follow up ref SDS G8 V35O, ref SDS G2 V35O.
170905 - Reviewed prior work...
170907 - 1. Prior meeting on...
170909 - 070907........................... ref SDS F6 0001
170910 - 071106........................... ref SDS G1 0001
170911 - 071113........................... ref SDS G2 0001
170912 - 071212........................... ref SDS G8 0001
170914 - ..
170915 - 2. Communications on...
170917 - 071219........................... ref SDS G9 UH4K
170918 - 071220........................... ref SDS H0 IK5H
170919 - 071222........................... ref SDS H1 0001
170920 - 080104........................... ref SDS H2 OM6G
170921 - 080108........................... ref SDS H3 OM6G
170922 - 080115........................... ref SDS H4 OM6G
170923 - 080124........................... ref SDS H5 W05L
170925 - ..
170926 - 3. Reviewed contacts data structures in the record on 071106.
170927 - ref SDS G1 0R4H
170929 - ..
170930 - 4. Reviewed SDS flexible structures on 890523. ref SDS 2 TP8O
SDS Records Design Collection Files Java Development Platform Ruby o
560401 - ..
560402 - Fun Java Ruby on Rails Software Development SDS Windows Application
560403 - Java Ruby on Rails Fun to Develop Innovation Software Engineering
560404 - Experimenting Fast Easy Using Java Enables SDS Design Innovations
560406 - Follow up ref SDS G8 W889, ref SDS G2 W889.
560408 - Morris enjoys working with Ruby on Rails (ROR), commenting that Java
560409 - makes software fun to develop. He likes experimenting with various
560410 - designs for SDS because testing engineering ideas with ROR is fast and
560411 - easy in the Java software development system. SDS development is more
560412 - enjoyable using Java than creating the editor for SDS in assembler
560413 - language, shown by case study on 040505, ref SDS D2 QU61, and
560414 - discussed further below. ref SDS 0 QM6H
560416 - ..
560417 - On 080108 case study shows people trying other software development
560418 - tools and platforms to reinvent the "wheel" for Knowledge Management
560419 - technology have experienced difficulty without SDS based on assembly
560420 - language. ref SDS H5 WG5G
560422 - ..
560423 - Today, Morris showed Ruby on Rails (ROR) code and work product for
560424 - SDS, which was reported in his letter on 080124. ref SDS H5 W05L At
560425 - one point, he demonstrated SDS records are separate files,
560426 - implementing plans discussed on 071212 for SDS to comprise a
560427 - collection of manageable files. ref SDS G8 0593
560429 - [...below Morris explains that Control Fields are difficult to
560430 - create with Java Ruby on Rails technology. ref SDS 0 H15H
560432 - ..
560433 - This may relate to goals Gary discussed in his letter on 070904.
560434 - ref SDS F5 DV4R Morris showed on his notebook computer code he has
560435 - created, and work product it supports, illustrated by his letter on
560436 - 080124. ref SDS H5 H19Y He feels using tools that make getting things
560437 - done fast and easy transforms work from diligence and discipline into
560438 - fun, discussed previously on 071212. ref SDS G8 X38O The SDS project
560439 - should use tools and expend maximum effort to make SDS fast and easy
560440 - to use so that working intelligently is fun, rather than require a lot
560441 - of diligence, noted by Morris and Jack, reported on 080104.
560442 - ref SDS H2 EM9F
560444 - ..
560445 - [On 080315 Morris abandonded work produced with Ruby on Rails;
560446 - he is starting over with code to use Ruby alone. ref SDS I1
560447 - 9G41
560449 - ..
560450 - Cursory examination of Morris' work indicates code production with ROR
560451 - seems to occur through a variety of menus for selecting various
560452 - features. Much of the code is HTML and perhaps XML-like mark-up.
560453 - There is no evident documentation of what is being done, why, and
560454 - alternatives considered.
560457 - ..
560458 - Windows SDS Application Collection of Manageable Files Demonstrated
560459 - Collection Files SDS Records Organized Directory Flexible Structure
560461 - Follow up ref SDS G8 ST65.
560463 - Files are not identified by User ID, date and time, though date and
560464 - time appear to be criteria associated with records Morris is
560465 - prototyping.
560467 - ..
560468 - Morris asked today if the user's name is associated with the record?
560470 - ..
560471 - We looked at this record for today. Morris noticed the user's name
560472 - appears in the top right corner of the record. When SDS is installed,
560473 - people must designate a user ID and a name.
Editor SDS 64-bit Microprocessor Microsoft Vista Operating System OS
AM0401 - ..
AM0402 - Java Editor Fast Easy SDS Editor Medit Difficult Lot of Hard Work
AM0403 - Editor SDS Medit Hard Work Difficult Java Fun Fast Easy Good Enough
AM0404 - Editor Wordprocessing Email Publish Professional Quality Documents
AM0405 - Documents Professional Quality Fast Easy Wordprocessing Editor Email
AM0407 - Morris demonstrated data entry uses an editor that comes with the Java
AM0408 - development code. This editor supports wordprocessing like Microsoft
AM0409 - Word, email like Outlook, and tools for filling out forms on the
AM0410 - Internet like the editor Kaiser uses for patient correspondence with
AM0411 - doctors, reviewed on 070106. ref SDS D9 1O8F Morris plans to add
AM0412 - spell checking, bold, underline, italic, changing fonts, etc, similar
AM0413 - to Microsoft Word and Outlook.
AM0415 - ..
AM0416 - Morris has experience using Kaiser's editor for patient correspondence
AM0417 - with the doctor. He has a lot of experience using Microsoft Word and
AM0418 - Outlook. He indicated this experience shows the Java editor can bring
AM0419 - benefits of these systems to improve SDS for publishing professional
AM0420 - quality documents.
AM0422 - [On 080831 Morris plans Windows application for spirit of SDS,
AM0423 - ref SDS I8 928Q, using Java swing kit saves time developing the
AM0424 - editor to create professional documents by omitting
AM0425 - professional structure. ref SDS I8 O37U
AM0428 - ..
AM0429 - Editor Lot of Hard Work Knowledge Management Advance 21st Century
AM0431 - Morris explained that developing code to run on 64-bit processors with
AM0432 - the Vista operating system for an editor like Medit that supports SDS
AM0433 - flexible structure is very difficult. Morris has previously explained
AM0434 - that updating Medit is a lot of work (see case study on 040505.
AM0435 - ref SDS D2 QU61 This was cited on 070907. ref SDS F6 V35O He feels
AM0436 - using popular editors with most of the features most people use most
AM0437 - of the time simplifies development of SDS for Windows using Java and
AM0438 - Ruby on Rails, and this makes SDS like other software people are
AM0439 - familiar using.
AM0442 - ..
AM0443 - 2-worlds Appearance Balance with Order Context Flexible Structure
AM0444 - Popular Editors SDS into 21st Century Without Knowledge Management
AM0445 - SDS Editing Give 21st Century Editors Power of Knowledge Hard Work
AM0447 - Morris noted that using commonly available editor technology with
AM0448 - familiar commands will bring SDS into the 21st century. He explained
AM0449 - that updating Medit to run on 64-bit processing so there is an editor
AM0450 - for SDS in the 21st century that supports Knowledge Management would
AM0451 - take a lot of hard work, reported on 040505. ref SDS D2 QU50 A case
AM0452 - study on 040505 shows Morris feels updating the SDS editor will take a
AM0453 - lot of time. ref SDS D2 QU61 Adopting an editor designed to meet
AM0454 - accepted standards for publishing high quality documents therefore
AM0455 - saves a lot of time.
AM0457 - [...below publishing paradigm for printing doucments blinds
AM0458 - people to requirements for 7 elements of flexible structure
AM0459 - which enable working intelligently that drives the power of
AM0460 - knowledge that controls the future. ref SDS 0 6F9G
AM0462 - ..
AM0463 - [...below, cultural forces drive experience using inforamtion
AM0464 - technologies for publishing high quality documents that does
AM0465 - not yield convincing evidence for requirements of knowledge
AM0466 - tools, ref SDS 0 6F9G, despite overwhelming evidence that the
AM0467 - power of knowledge connecting cause and effect to control the
AM0468 - future significantly strengthens daily work. ref SDS 0 NB5H
AM0470 - ..
AM0471 - Research on 000307 at SRI for the OHS/DKR project found that Knowledge
AM0472 - Management takes a lot of hard work using popular tools with familiar
AM0473 - commands. ref SDS 61 767G
AM0475 - ..
AM0476 - Morris indicated the SDS Windows application created with Java
AM0477 - development code, which he reports today is fun to use, per above,
AM0478 - ref SDS 0 RR36, will be easier to learn and use, because he plans less
AM0479 - function keys and more menus. Morris feels the Windows application
AM0480 - will bring SDS into the 21st century with better appearance for
AM0481 - documents using proportional fonts, floating right margin to
AM0482 - adjustable screen size, and conformance with industry standards for
AM0483 - printing documents.
AM0485 - ..
AM0486 - [On 080318 difficulty remembering very near term "trails of
AM0487 - associations" repeats memory problems today, ref SDS 0 IC5M,
AM0488 - underscores need for SDS flexible structures that makes linking
AM0489 - fast and easy to improve memory and management, cited by Morris
AM0490 - today, ref SDS 0 R67J, because tools for publishing documents,
AM0491 - proposed for an SDS Windows application, presented today,
AM0492 - ref SDS 0 HE6N, cannot find anything, noted by Morris 6 weeks
AM0493 - later on 080318. ref SDS I1 GZ7J
AM0495 - ..
AM0496 - [On 080831 Morris plans Windows appliction for "spirit" of SDS,
AM0497 - ref SDS I8 928Q; Java swing kit saves time developing an editor
AM0498 - for publishing documents with professional appearance, and with
AM0499 - the right margin adjusted to screen size, which prevents line
AM0500 - numbers for flexible structures using Control Fields, Subjects,
AM0501 - References, links, document log, etc., that integrate personal
AM0502 - and organizational memory for effective management. ref SDS I8
AM0503 - O37U
AM0505 - ..
AM0506 - [On 081114 Morris explained computer industry standards for
AM0507 - limiting data entry in computers to requirements for printing
AM0508 - documents with a professional appearance. ref SDS I9 VB5J
AM0510 - ..
AM0511 - Morris has looked at the seven (7) elements of flexible structure in
AM0512 - the SDS design, described on 890523. ref SDS 2 P13O He is hopefull
AM0513 - that goals for granular control of the record, also described on
AM0514 - 080523, ref SDS 2 TP8O, can be accomplished with the Windows version
AM0515 - of the editor he is planning for SDS...
AM0517 - 1. Writing................................. ref SDS 2 5C8H
AM0518 - 2. Links................................... ref SDS 2 5C9H
AM0519 - 3. Time and records........................ ref SDS 2 MO8O
AM0520 - 4. Subject index........................... ref SDS 2 A25H
AM0521 - 5. Record segments Control Fields.......... ref SDS 2 6H8O
AM0522 - 6. Line numbers............................ ref SDS 2 5C6L
AM0523 - 7. Outlining headlines..................... ref SDS 2 VM8N
AM0525 - ..
AM0526 - Morris described the Windows version of SDS will improve the current
AM0527 - design discussed during the meeting on 070907. ref SDS F6 V35O
AM0529 - ..
AM0530 - Morris explained the new editor will modernize SDS for publishing
AM0531 - documents with professional appearance. People can save time working
AM0532 - more efficiently with the new editor using menus rather than pressing
AM0533 - F2 or Ctrl F6, F1 F4, etc, to execute integrated and complementary
AM0534 - commands.
AM0536 - [On 081114 Morris explained computer industry standards for
AM0537 - limiting data entry in computers to requirements for printing
AM0538 - documents with a professional appearance. ref SDS I9 VB5J
AM0540 - ..
AM0541 - Applying standards for publishing documents conflicts with the SDS
AM0542 - design to manage content of documents and all other information
AM0543 - streams in daily work in order to get things done quickly and
AM0544 - accurately.
AM0546 - ..
AM0547 - Today, Morris cited experience over the past 30 years shows people
AM0548 - like using computers to improve the appearance of documents, as set
AM0549 - out in POIMS. ref OF 5 0959 On 010924, he reported experience the
AM0550 - prior 20 years shows that SDS improves management better than other
AM0551 - computer tools by converting document content into knowledge for
AM0552 - working intelligently. ref SDS A0 NK4J He is concerned today that,
AM0553 - since nobody uses other software the way SDS is used to save lives,
AM0554 - time, and money, also cited in 010924, ref SDS A0 XT5F, this is
AM0555 - convincing evidence that SDS line numbers required for the flexible
AM0556 - structure paradigm to maintain a well ordered record, explained on
AM0557 - 890523, ref SDS 2 TP8O, will never be commercially viable, because
AM0558 - people value appearance above substance.
AM0560 - ..
AM0561 - Morris feels market dynamics driven by desire for information to look
AM0562 - good prevents people from discovering benefits of intelligence to
AM0563 - "connect the dots" into the power of knowledge for controlling the
AM0564 - future, explained in POIMS. ref OF 3 1X6G Benefits saving lives,
AM0565 - time, and money therefore do not justify doing the work to update the
AM0566 - Medit assembly code to modern 32-bit and 64-bit computer platforms
AM0567 - required for continuity transforming from information to a culture of
AM0568 - knowledge. Morris noted that Windows applications with conventional
AM0569 - GUI menus for printing great looking documents has a big demand in the
AM0570 - market place.
AM0572 - [On 080422 Gary Johnson explains SDS design based on a theory
AM0573 - of knowledge that expands computers from publishing documents
AM0574 - with information that looks good, to a knowledge paradigm
AM0575 - applied through a specialized editor using an intelligence
AM0576 - process that enables good management, ref SDS I2 MQ4L; Gary
AM0577 - notes SDS has a unique body of work over 20 years demonstrating
AM0578 - ability to perform. ref SDS I2 KH8L
AM0580 - ..
AM0581 - [On 080425 Morris letter to the team notes line numbers provide
AM0582 - flexible structure that benefits Knowledge Management with
AM0583 - order in the record (see discussion today 080826 citing
AM0584 - significantly superior linking capability, ref SDS 0 NB5H), but
AM0585 - notes flexible structure is a "headache" to program using
AM0586 - wordprocessing-type software that conflicts with requirements
AM0587 - for Knowledge Management, ref SDS I3 JQ7K, also discussed
AM0588 - today, ref SDS 0 ND8N
AM0590 - ..
AM0591 - [On 080611 Morris uses line numbers to focus near term
AM0592 - communication, ref SDS I6 M38T, and comments that experience
AM0593 - using wordprocessing does not convince people to use line
AM0594 - numbers for a well ordred record, feeling that editing to
AM0595 - refine understanding prevents long term use, ref SDS I6 M34P
AM0597 - ..
AM0598 - On 021108 Bill Gates announced plans to integrate Microsoft commands
AM0599 - in order increase efficiency because navigating menus takes a long
AM0600 - time. ref SDS C2 EFBE
AM0602 - [On 080531 Morris confirmed plans to replace function keys with
AM0603 - menus, ref SDS I4 HR98; Morris worked with Microsoft menus for
AM0604 - an hour to copy a file from one computer to another.
AM0605 - ref SDS I4 HR42
AM0608 - ..
AM0609 - Pretty Appearance Balance with Accurate Comprehensive Understanding
AM0610 - Looking Good Balance with Managing Content to Produce Good Intelligence
AM0611 - Balance Content Make Sense with Making Documents Look
AM0612 - Flexible Structure Balance Making Sense with Making Documents Look Good
AM0614 - The commercial editor Morris plans for SDS publishes documents with
AM0615 - high quality appearance with advanced wordprocessing features using
AM0616 - proporational fonts, bold, underline, and flowing text to the right
AM0617 - margin automatically adjusted to screen size. Morris has a lot
AM0618 - experience with this design from using Microsoft Word and Outlook
AM0619 - software. Portal and Wiki tools make good use of this editor design.
AM0620 - Data entry is simplified by limiting columns to the number (60, 80,
AM0621 - 100?) that wordprocessing programs can print.
AM0623 - ..
AM0624 - Morris noted that automatically flowing text to the right that adjusts
AM0625 - to changes in screen width increases flexiblity to size windows on the
AM0626 - computer screen, but eliminates flexible structures for writing to
AM0627 - make sense of complex associations using line numbers for shallow
AM0628 - outline, Control Fields, tables, Contacts, lists, References, Document
AM0629 - Logs, the Subject Index, and linking, listed above, ref SDS 0 YT5M,
AM0630 - and illustrated by the record on 070524, ref SDS E8 A64L, and further
AM0631 - like the 60 or so case studies listed on 061018. ref SDS E3 0001
AM0633 - ..
AM0634 - Designing SDS to industry standards for publishing "documents" that
AM0635 - look "pretty," conflicts with POIMS requirements for a "paperless
AM0636 - office" paradigm that advances literacy beyond traditional "documents"
AM0637 - with flexible structures to manage time and context. ref OF 4 K84L
AM0638 - SDS is designed to manage the content of documents, meetings, calls,
AM0639 - events, and everything important that occurs in daily work. POIMS
AM0640 - sets out the conflict between tools for making content look good,
AM0641 - ref OF 5 0959, and SDS tools for managing context that drives good
AM0642 - management. (see again POIMS. ref OF 3 1X6G This is presented as a
AM0643 - "Knowledge Management" paradigm in POIMS. ref OF 4 K84L
AM0645 - [...below, cultural forces drive experience using inforamtion
AM0646 - technologies that do not yield convincing evidence for
AM0647 - requirements of knowledge tools, ref SDS 0 6F9G, despite
AM0648 - overwhelming evidence that the power of knowledge connecting
AM0649 - cause and effect to control the future significantly
AM0650 - strengthens daily work. ref SDS 0 NB5H
AM0652 - ..
AM0653 - [On 080422 Gary Johnson explains SDS design based on a theory
AM0654 - of knowledge that expands computers from publishing documents
AM0655 - with information that looks good, to a knowledge paradigm
AM0656 - applied through a specialized editor using an intelligence
AM0657 - process that enables good management, ref SDS I2 MQ4L; Gary
AM0658 - notes SDS has a unique body of work over 20 years demonstrating
AM0659 - ability to perform. ref SDS I2 KH8L
AM0661 - ..
AM0662 - [On 080425 Morris letter to the team notes line numbers provide
AM0663 - flexible structure that benefits Knowledge Management with
AM0664 - order in the record (see discussion today 080826 citing
AM0665 - significantly superior linking capability, ref SDS 0 NB5H), but
AM0666 - notes flexible structure is a "headache" to program using
AM0667 - wordprocessing-type software that conflicts with requirements
AM0668 - for Knowledge Management, ref SDS I3 JQ7K, also discussed
AM0669 - today, ref SDS 0 ND8N
AM0671 - ..
AM0672 - [On 080831 Morris plans Windows appliction for "spirit" of SDS,
AM0673 - ref SDS I8 928Q; Java swing kit saves time developing an editor
AM0674 - for publishing documents with professional appearance, and with
AM0675 - the right margin adjusted to screen size, which prevents line
AM0676 - numbers for flexible structures using Control Fields, Subjects,
AM0677 - References, links, document log, etc., that integrate personal
AM0678 - and organizational memory for effective management. ref SDS I8
AM0679 - O37U
AM0681 - ..
AM0682 - [On 081114 Morris explained computer industry standards for
AM0683 - limiting data entry in computers to requirements for printing
AM0684 - documents with a professional appearance. ref SDS I9 VB5J
AM0686 - ..
AM0687 - Morris indicated that the new editor supports Microsoft formatting
AM0688 - features for tables that give a professional look, and program control
AM0689 - to content, similar to Microsoft Word. Morris feels the document log
AM0690 - can be accomplished with plug-in programs that are more comprehensive
AM0691 - than SDS command and control of documents.
AM0693 - ..
AM0694 - Morris said that tables in the current version of SDS, for example,
AM0695 - the record on 070524, ref SDS E8 LW5J, are not very useful because the
AM0696 - software code has no control of content. He plans to upgrade the
AM0697 - editor to include support for tables, like in Microsoft Word, and
AM0698 - feels this will be a big improvement.
AM0700 - [On 080531 Morris demonstrated for several hours efficiency
AM0701 - formatting a table with 3 or 4 columns for a newsletter
AM0702 - article, using Microsoft Word technology proposed for SDS.
AM0703 - ref SDS I4 NQ4M
AM0706 - ..
AM0707 - Links Everybody Gives Up on Augmenting Intelligence
AM0709 - Morris has thought a lot about how to support linking in an SDS
AM0710 - Windows application. He feels code can be developed to create links,
AM0711 - maybe with a "bookmark" feature of some kind used in Microsoft Word.
AM0712 - He is still considering how to tackle this "tricky" feature. Morris
AM0713 - noted not many people really want links. Morris cited his practice of
AM0714 - rarely putting links in anything, and most of the top people at Intel
AM0715 - don't use links that often. Morris cited unnamed marketing surveys
AM0716 - show very few people at big companies, and institutions in government
AM0717 - and education have time to create links using popular Microsoft
AM0718 - software and other information tools. Morris indicated today that his
AM0719 - experience the past 20 years and that of most everybody else does not
AM0720 - provide convincing evidence that investing time doing a lot of hard
AM0721 - work modifying the editor Morris wants to "modernize" SDS, per above,
AM0722 - ref SDS 0 HE6N, so that linking in the Windows SDS application is fast
AM0723 - and easy like the current SDS program, does not seem like a high
AM0724 - priority. He wants to concentrate initially on providing benefits of
AM0725 - modern software, per above. ref SDS 0 ND8N, rather than work on
AM0726 - features nobody uses.
AM0728 - ..
AM0729 - [...below, Morris asks how the SDS program creates so many
AM0730 - links in email; he feels this is beyond reach. ref SDS 0
AM0731 - NB5H
AM0733 - ..
AM0734 - Case study on 020812 shows many computer experts do not use linking,
AM0735 - because the tools they build and use do not make linking fast and
AM0736 - easy, ref SDS B4 659F, as Morris discusses today.
AM0738 - ..
AM0739 - Eliminating links will make the new SDS Windows program more user
AM0740 - friendly, and save time on product development. Adding support for
AM0741 - bold, italic, cut and paste, changing fonts, and constructing
AM0742 - professional tables will add value because most people use these
AM0743 - functions all the time to improve the appearance of documents, and
AM0744 - almost nobody creates links to connect one thought with another, shown
AM0745 - by the case study on 070126. ref SDS E5 YV4F
AM0747 - [...below, Morris asks how the SDS program creates so many
AM0748 - links in email; he feels this is beyond reach. ref SDS 0
AM0749 - NB5H
AM0751 - ..
AM0752 - [On 080318 research shows most people use just 5 features
AM0753 - of Microsoft most of the time. ref SDS I1 VS3G
AM0755 - ..
AM0756 - Many examples illustrate Morris' point. The Enron board ordered good
AM0757 - management using an audit trail linking daily work to objectives,
AM0758 - requirements, and commitments. As Morris notes, nobody created links
AM0759 - to align the work, and Enron collapsed into bankruptcy, reported
AM0760 - 020204. ref SDS A6 EX5O The following year, the space shuttle
AM0761 - Columbia exploded during reentry from a mission. The Chief of NASA
AM0762 - testified on 030826 before Congress that regulations and requirements
AM0763 - for good management are interpreted as suggestions, because good
AM0764 - management is too hard using tools everybody likes. ref SDS C5 8K4G
AM0766 - ..
AM0767 - This evidence suggests that providing tools that make good management
AM0768 - fast and easy cannot be evaluated based on experience using tools that
AM0769 - are slow and difficult to use.
AM0771 - ..
AM0772 - Morris has included the date and time in the record format, and has
AM0773 - added robust support for coordinating international time, as shown in
AM0774 - the sample SDS record he submitted on 080124. ref SDS H5 H19U
AM0776 - ..
AM0777 - Morris advised that the editor he plans to use doesn't work well with
AM0778 - the Subject Index. He feels a familiar search engine will be easier
AM0779 - for everyone to use. Eliminating the Subject Index avoids confusing
AM0780 - features, streamlines the code, and saves time by eliminating complex
AM0781 - development work that may not add much value to SDS, per discussion
AM0782 - below. ref SDS 0 ZJ3H Eliminating the Subject Index prevents
AM0783 - limitations of the editor from affecting program performance.
AM0785 - ..
AM0786 - Morris explained that control fields and line numbers seem
AM0787 - unnecessary, and would take a lot of work to develop with the editor
AM0788 - he proposes. This aligns with frustrations Morris presented in a
AM0789 - letter on 080124. ref SDS H5 945F He feels flexible structures to
AM0790 - maintain order in the record are old fashioned and do not add value to
AM0791 - SDS. Morris wants a modern "look and feel" for SDS to automatically
AM0792 - wrap text to the right screen width rather than maintain the structure
AM0793 - created. Flexible structures for line numbers and control fields do
AM0794 - not work well with this capability. The case study on 080124 sets out
AM0795 - rational for flexible structure requirements. ref SDS H5 5Z6O
AM0797 - [On 080606 Gary seemed to support Morris' feeling that SDS can
AM0798 - be effective without support for shallow outline using line
AM0799 - numbers for flexible structure. ref SDS I5 9A5Q
AM0803 - ..
AM0804 - Learning New Way Working Frustrating Like Learning Alphabet
AM0805 - Flexible Structure Frustrating Learning New Way Working
AM0807 - Morris makes a good point today that the new SDS design can reduce
AM0808 - risk of people accidentally corrupting record format because they
AM0809 - don't know how to use the program. Corrupting SDS flexible fields can
AM0810 - disrupt processing, even causing the program to freeze (i.e., fail,
AM0811 - crash), and loss of work not saved, leading to frustration and anger.
AM0812 - Risks of flexible structure were reviewed on 890523. ref SDS 2 YN8J
AM0813 - Morris tried SDS on 910520; at that time he was effective with onsite
AM0814 - help available, ref SDS 10 655O, and described understanding the
AM0815 - purpose of using computers for daily managment. ref SDS 10 I66F
AM0817 - ..
AM0818 - Morris pointed out today that people can type over line numbers and
AM0819 - Control Fields, even document log formatting. Like learning to use
AM0820 - the flexible structure of writing to create information in letters,
AM0821 - memos, books, reports, etc., learning to use SDS to create the power
AM0822 - of knowledge takes time. On 911123 Morris described SDS provides a
AM0823 - powerful "new way of working." ref SDS 11 0477 On 920215 Morris was
AM0824 - discouraged about difficulty learning a new way of working.
AM0825 - ref SDS 14 5820
AM0827 - ..
AM0828 - Morris' letter on 080124 submitted initial work product of proposed
AM0829 - SDS Windows application. This example demonstrated frustration with
AM0830 - SDS flexible structure using line numbers, Control Fields, and
AM0831 - References for command and control of daily work through precision
AM0832 - access of written text that strives to improve understanding.
AM0833 - ref SDS H5 945F SDS flexible structure is explained in the record on
AM0834 - 890523. ref SDS 2 5C6L The letter to Morris on 080128 cited this
AM0835 - record to assist learning about flexible structure. ref SDS H7 M38U
AM0836 - Roy Roebuck described benefits of SDS "shallow outline" that supports
AM0837 - managing complex daily work, reviewed on 020217. ref SDS A7 IT6N
AM0839 - ..
AM0840 - [On 080606 Morris asks for help understanding purpose of
AM0841 - line numbers to provide a well ordered record that supports
AM0842 - efficient communication. ref SDS I5 2C5I
AM0844 - ..
AM0845 - [On 080611 Morris' letter to the team illustrates how a
AM0846 - well ordered record using line numbers for flexible
AM0847 - structure orients communication. ref SDS I6 M38T
AM0849 - ..
AM0850 - Learning a new way of working takes time and support to transform from
AM0851 - doing things in familiar ways with information techhnology to working
AM0852 - in a culture of knowledge. Morris proposed that SDS should be taught
AM0853 - in school to help busy people transform from information to a culture
AM0854 - of knowledge, discussed on 951011. ref SDS 29 0990
AM0856 - ..
AM0857 - Many people give up rather than call for help. This seems to be a
AM0858 - growing trend with an increasing percentage dropping out of school
AM0859 - without graduating. On 951011 Morris proposed teaching to give people
AM0860 - direct instructions on using SDS has a lot of benefits. ref SDS 29
AM0861 - 0990 For example, until people learn to spell correctly there are
AM0862 - lots of mistakes. When people write over what is already entered,
AM0863 - omit or use punctuation incorrectly, this corrupts the message.
AM0864 - Understanding application of alphabet technology is difficult, when
AM0865 - not used correctly. Eventually, people who learn the rules wind up
AM0866 - with powerful skills that leverage intelligence, noted by Lenat,
AM0867 - reviewed on 010622. ref SDS 95 N668
AM0869 - ..
AM0870 - SDS works the same way. Like common literacy, the structure of SDS
AM0871 - records is easy to mess up. But, when people learn a few basics about
AM0872 - flexible structure, reported on 890523, ref SDS 2 TP8O, SDS provides a
AM0873 - powerful new way of working using 8-steps of Communication Metrics,
AM0874 - listed in POIMS, ref OF 6 685K
AM0876 - ..
AM0877 - Joseph Campbell, professor, writer, lecturer, describes religion
AM0878 - similarly, as a powerful agent for life, but like a cow that reliably
AM0879 - gives milk, will occassionally kick, reported on 940320. ref SDS 17
AM0880 - MT8I Jack Park has been working religiously for 8 years to reinvent
AM0881 - SDS. Like religious wars, frustrations over slow progress winning
AM0882 - people over (transformation) inflame emotions into mutiny and revolt,
AM0883 - illustrated by the record on 020924. ref SDS B7 IX6G Case study on
AM0884 - 071220 shows that most of Jack's efforts have been supportive.
AM0885 - ref SDS H0 M53N
AM0887 - ..
AM0888 - The challenge is to strike a good balance between appearance and ease
AM0889 - of use, and benefits using the power of knowledge with flexible
AM0890 - structure to create order for understanding context.
Engineering Management Resist Use SDS Learn Knowledge Management by
BW0401 - ..
BW0402 - Use Cases Considered to Develop SDS Windows Application
BW0403 - Think Through Scenarios of How People Work Improved by Computers
BW0405 - Follow up ref SDS H5 W05L.
BW0407 - Morris reported today having thought a lot about use cases and
BW0408 - application scenarios for the new SDS program. He related planning to
BW0409 - create 3 - 5 functions for improving productivity with efficient
BW0410 - usability, so that getting things done with the new SDS program will
BW0411 - be fast and easy, callied out in POIMS requirements. ref OF 6 6M5H
BW0413 - ..
BW0414 - We did not review nor were questions asked today about the list of 100
BW0415 - or so functions invented for SDS over the past 20 years, and submitted
BW0416 - to Morris on 071222. ref SDS H1 6P9J
BW0418 - ..
BW0419 - Thinking about use cases applies experience on 911123. At that time,
BW0420 - Morris was thinking a lot about the Welch Management Method.
BW0421 - ref SDS 11 4930 He was aware of the "plan, perform, report"
BW0422 - intelligence cycle to get things done correctly, on time, and within
BW0423 - budget. ref SDS 11 0477 On 911123 Morris described use cases for
BW0424 - capturing the record and making connections to discover cause and
BW0425 - effect based on context, and noted this method is significantly
BW0426 - different from feel good management that relies on conversation and
BW0427 - assumption promoted by executive training. ref SDS 11 1331 Follow up
BW0428 - review on 010425 found "use cases" in the "SDS Typical Day Scenario"
BW0429 - seemed like a "utopia" with "everything in the right place at the
BW0430 - right time." ref SDS 93 EP7F
BW0432 - ..
BW0433 - Use case analysis reported today implements marketing innovation for
BW0434 - disruptive technologies that require studying how people work in order
BW0435 - to discover technologies that improve productivity, reviewed on
BW0436 - 990527. ref SDS 54 KS4O
BW0438 - ..
BW0439 - Morris has not yet made a list of use cases, nor written explanations
BW0440 - of how the new SDS Windows application technology will address them,
BW0441 - expected productivity, and plans for complementarity. He feels it is
BW0442 - too early to start writing things down, because the design is still in
BW0443 - the preliminary formulation stage, discussed on 071212. ref SDS G8
BW0444 - JR97
BW0446 - ..
BW0447 - Consideration today of efficient usability aligns with goals at Intel
BW0448 - reported by Byte magazine in an article reviewed on 910418. At that
BW0449 - time, Dave Vannier related Intel planned to create aspects of SDS that
BW0450 - combine schedule and diary support under the title "This is what I
BW0451 - want!" ref SDS 9 2744 At that time, David Rush, Vannier's colleague
BW0452 - at Intel commented...
BW0454 - ..
BW0455 - People are going to really think through some of these
BW0456 - scenarios of what people do, and what kinds of technologies
BW0457 - have to be integrated into a PC to really make everybody
BW0458 - more productive and (do) less drudgery work on their
BW0459 - computers. And I think there's a lot to be done in the
BW0460 - world of software. ref SDS 9 UT7F
BW0462 - ..
BW0463 - Morris is working hard to implement requirements for SDS, which he
BW0464 - draws from remembering discussions, per above, ref SDS 0 V35O, and
BW0465 - from impressions pondering how people work. On 071212 Morris asked
BW0466 - for an explanation of SDS records. ref SDS G8 KO4F This was provided,
BW0467 - ref SDS G8 217G, citing 7 elements of flexible structure reported on
BW0468 - 890523. ref SDS 2 TP8O On 071219 Gary submitted further explanation
BW0469 - of "SDS records." ref SDS G9 UH4K On 071222 Gary submitted an
BW0470 - explanation of essential features for SDS. ref SDS H1 PA6P
BW0472 - ..
BW0473 - On 000824 Eric Armstrong related similar history on the OHS/DKR
BW0474 - project at SRI. Eric lamented slow progress because engineers tried
BW0475 - to avoid "reinventing the wheel" with disparate efforts that failed to
BW0476 - identify and build what was needed, and instead tried to correlate
BW0477 - requirements to bits and pieces of capability people found searching
BW0478 - the Internet. This resulted in not inventing anything. ref SDS 76
BW0479 - MVE8
BW0481 - ..
BW0482 - Morris described today many pending issues, partially developed scope,
BW0483 - concerns, and plans for creating and integrating SDS features. As
BW0484 - noted above, ref SDS 0 RR46, we did not review SDS functionality
BW0485 - required for "intelligence support," shown in the scope presented in
BW0486 - NWO, ref OF 13 A56M, and submitted to the team on 071222. ref SDS H1
BW0487 - 6P9J
BW0489 - ..
BW0490 - We considered this morning that remembering and managing use case
BW0491 - scenarios, which SDS is designed to support under POIMS technology,
BW0492 - ref OF 3 6221, is a core "use case" that can be applied, tested, and
BW0493 - improved for efficient usability by using the new program Morris is
BW0494 - crafting to develop the program. On 010924 Morris described benefits
BW0495 - of this method for developing SDS. ref SDS A0 NK4J Earlier, on 990524
BW0496 - we discussed SDS support for the "use case" of engineering management.
BW0497 - ref SDS 52 0876
BW0499 - ..
BW0500 - On 080124 Morris submitted examples of the new format developed for
BW0501 - SDS records. He demonstrated a lot of hard work, imagination and
BW0502 - humor to construct content on hypothetical analysis of "use cases" for
BW0503 - alphabet technology. ref SDS H5 H19U
BW0505 - [On 080315 alphabet technology described as most powerful
BW0506 - Knowledge Mangement capability for augmenting intelligence.
BW0507 - ref SDS I0 PV5X
BW0509 - ..
BW0510 - Today, we considered that, rather than doing a lot of hard work
BW0511 - expending time, energy, and imagination on hypothetical "use case"
BW0512 - content, apply the same effort to write up the many ideas that underly
BW0513 - the new design as presented in disccussion today for improving SDS.
BW0514 - Using the tools being created will reveal ideas on making the tools
BW0515 - facile and efficient for idea development and performance of the work.
BW0516 - The scheme proposed today for a subject index can organize program
BW0517 - elements, so that Morris can experiment with structuring his writing
BW0518 - to track progress as groups of integrated processes.
BW0520 - ..
BW0521 - Doug Engelbart set a goal on 000324 for the OHS/DKR team to develop
BW0522 - tools for engineering management, including communication and
BW0523 - collaboration that would be used by the team for software development,
BW0524 - citing a 1962 proposal for "Augumenting Human Intellect," which Doug
BW0525 - sponsored at SRI. Doug's paper published in 1992 described engineers
BW0526 - using and refining their own tools as an "ABC" continual improvement
BW0527 - process, reported on 000324. ref SDS 62 6992 Others at the meeting on
BW0528 - 000324 used a more prosaic phrase...
BW0530 - ..
BW0531 - Eating your own dog food!
BW0533 - ...to underscore the fact that tools not useful to people who build
BW0534 - them probably are not useful to customers. ref SDS 62 GG4K This is
BW0535 - similar to a question someone presented to Microsoft at a DEC
BW0536 - marketing event on 951010. ref SDS 28 5740 An example, on 000420 CRIT
BW0537 - engineers failed to use their Knowledge Management tools, and nobody
BW0538 - else wound up using them. ref SDS 66 4911 In other words using tools
BW0539 - routinely is the first test of usability and productivity.
BW0541 - ..
BW0542 - Morris explained that using SDS to write up plans and work in progress
BW0543 - to develop the new SDS program and test initial functionality won't
BW0544 - work because he keeps inadvertantly deleting the new records being
BW0545 - created. We noticed that today on February 6, he showed the same
BW0546 - records received on 080124, illustrating permanence of at least 2
BW0547 - weeks.
BW0549 - ..
BW0550 - We discussed backing up work each day so that if something is
BW0551 - inadvertantly deleted, he can recover prior analysis, rather than
BW0552 - having to rely on remembering fragmentary, partially formed
BW0553 - speculations about what is needed and what will aid productivity of
BW0554 - knowledge work. On 070907 Morris related experience using extensive
BW0555 - backup for version control. ref SDS F6 6I4N
BW0557 - ..
BW0558 - Morris explained plans to use tools Gary proposed for "documenting"
BW0559 - program code, reported on 071222. ref SDS H1 TM5V He feels that this
BW0560 - makes writing up the record with the new SDS program unnecessary
BW0561 - duplication, which has long been a concern for busy people, cited by
BW0562 - Morris on 890809. ref SDS 3 5930
BW0564 - ..
BW0565 - We reviewed requirements for planning and reporting progress of work
BW0566 - in progress. The SDS cycle of plan, perform, report complements
BW0567 - "documenting" of actual code by setting out what initially seems like
BW0568 - sound reasoning in verbal discussion, as explained in POIMS.
BW0569 - ref OF 6 6649 Experience shows that writing out reasoning often helps
BW0570 - refine preliminary thoughts and reveals gaps that are not evident in
BW0571 - discussion. Synergy between thinking and doing captured with SDS
BW0572 - helps make sense of complex correlations, implications, and nuance.
BW0573 - Better understanding expedites the creative process, explained in
BW0574 - POIMS, ref OF 7 3742, and discussed with Morris on 890809. ref SDS 3
BW0575 - 5V66
BW0577 - ..
BW0578 - Case study showing examples using SDS to develop a creative design
BW0579 - that optimizes efficient usability for SDS is reported on 071222.
BW0580 - ref SDS H1 Y99H
BW0582 - ..
BW0583 - Morris indicated today that using tools he is creating to help build
BW0584 - the tools is not a practical solution, because he doesn't work that
BW0585 - way. Earlier on 990525 Morris explained that engineers don't like to
BW0586 - write they just like to do technology. ref SDS 53 0966 Resistance to
BW0587 - using the record for planning and efficient development of ideas was
BW0588 - illustrated in a meeting to prepare for meeting at Intel with Bill
BW0589 - DeHart on 960326. ref SDS 38 DP44 Morris feels strongly that efforts
BW0590 - to think of "use cases" and develop code for integrated design of
BW0591 - tools that will help people think, remember, and communicate cannot be
BW0592 - aided by using the tools for design and development of the tools.
BW0594 - ..
BW0595 - [...below, Morris presents important issue to provide a work
BW0596 - environment that is robust enough for new users to get through
BW0597 - the learning curve without getting frustrated typing over
BW0598 - fields not intended for user input, e.g., line numbers, Control
BW0599 - Fields. ref SDS 0 RR63
BW0601 - ..
BW0602 - [On 120210 1416 HP wants customers to rely on electronic
BW0603 - correspondence and links from HP to save time and money, but
BW0604 - has given up and refuses to rely on corresondence from the
BW0605 - customer to save more time and money. ref SDS J2 MG6H
BW0607 - ..
BW0608 - Review on 000425 shows SDS is a unique solution to think, remember,
BW0609 - and communicate by leveraging human cognition, which might be called
BW0610 - "Knowledge Management." ref SDS 67 0480 POIMS explains that knowledge
BW0611 - and intelligence are highly complex, integrated mental processes,
BW0612 - ref OF 3 0561, and so making sense of complementary "use cases" to
BW0613 - develop functionality for efficient usability is difficult, see again
BW0614 - POIMS. ref OF 6 6M5H On 040622 Jack Park explained the importance of
BW0615 - "sensemaking." ref SDS D3 FM5W
BW0617 - ..
BW0618 - Experience working with the OHS/DKR project sponsored by SRI to
BW0619 - support Doug Engelbart indicated that there is not enough knowledge to
BW0620 - develop Knowledge Management, noted by Eric Armstrong in a letter on
BW0621 - 000503. ref SDS 69 5033 Doug Engelbart made a similar point, reported
BW0622 - on 000307, ref SDS 61 4820, and again during a meeting at SRI on
BW0623 - 000504. ref SDS 70 4C4F The entire team concurred during a meeting at
BW0624 - SRI on 000615. ref SDS 72 6271 Later, on 001030, Jack Park wrote a
BW0625 - letter to the team indicating lack of knowledge to develop Knowledge
BW0626 - Management can be repaired by gaining experience using SDS,
BW0627 - ref SDS 82 0S8L, citing history using SDS for Knowledge Management to
BW0628 - assist the OHS/DKR team during 2000, listed on 001017. ref SDS 79 3995
BW0629 - On 001126 the team decided to continue doing information management to
BW0630 - learn knowledge management, rather than use SDS to gain experience
BW0631 - doing Knowledge Managemenet. ref SDS 88 T63N
BW0633 - ..
BW0634 - Research on 951221 shows industry standards and training call for
BW0635 - engineers to develop prototype software code to study, analyse, plan,
BW0636 - and figure out what to program. ref SDS 31 FJ6J The current version
BW0637 - of SDS might be considered a "prototype" for Knowledge Management.
BW0638 - Work reported today with Ruby on Rails seems to apply this method, per
BW0639 - above. ref SDS 0 RR3F Research on 951221 further cites Industry
BW0640 - standards require contemporaneous notes for accurate understandings
BW0641 - that aid study, analysis, and planning to save time and money on
BW0642 - software engineering. ref SDS 31 0966
BW0644 - ..
BW0645 - On 010924 Morris explained advantages of engineers using tools being
BW0646 - engineered. ref SDS A0 NK4J He emphasized that developers regularly
BW0647 - using tools they are developing yields the best tools from direct
BW0648 - feedback of relevant experience into the design and development
BW0649 - process. ref SDS A0 YO4L As noted, Doug Engelbart reports this method
BW0650 - was effective at SRI in the 1960s developing Augment NLS, reported on
BW0651 - 991222, ref SDS 56 KL6N, per above. ref SDS 0 A85F
BW0653 - ..
BW0654 - We reviewed the record on 910520.
BW0656 - ..
BW0657 - At that time, Morris used SDS to save time and money for one day.
BW0658 - ref SDS 10 655O Difficulty learning a new way of working without
BW0659 - training and support led to abandoning SDS, reported later on 920215.
BW0660 - ref SDS 14 5820 Ensuing experience the past 15 years working without
BW0661 - SDS has formed a practice of relying on conversation. On 911123
BW0662 - Morris described preference for executives to use conversation,
BW0663 - ref SDS 11 1331, rather than use the Welch Management Method of
BW0664 - relying on the record. ref SDS 11 4930 On 950426 Axion management
BW0665 - consultants reported executives like to work by conversation that
BW0666 - seems to make understanding fast and easy. ref SDS 25 8849 On 010510
BW0667 - Microsoft reported executives sitting around using conversation to
BW0668 - formulate plans for XML product development. ref SDS 94 656F On the
BW0669 - other hand, Morris reported on 960721 that people sitting around in
BW0670 - meetings pointing fingers in accusation and blame is frustrating
BW0671 - because everybody remembers things differently. ref SDS 41 0896 On
BW0672 - 980307 Andy Grove reported experience at Intel shows that mental maps
BW0673 - relying on assumptions in conversation are awfully forgiving of
BW0674 - ambiguity. ref SDS 45 3668
BW0677 - ..
BW0678 - Using SDS Track Use Case Scenarios Fastest Path Knowledge Management
BW0680 - This record shows opportunity for using the record to enhance
BW0681 - conversation in calls and meetings like today, reporting on work in
BW0682 - progress, analysis, and planning, with accurate memory that
BW0683 - strengthens timeliness and quality of the work. ref SDS 41 6R4P POIMS
BW0684 - describes advantages of a "plan, perform, report" use case scenario
BW0685 - for working intelligently, ref OF 6 6649, which fits the model
BW0686 - proposed at Intel on 910418, per above. ref SDS 0 UN7F
BW0688 - ..
BW0689 - Experience the past 6 months reflects prior work at IBM, SRI,
BW0690 - Microsoft, Oracle, DOD, et al, that the fastest way to develop a
BW0691 - Windows application for SDS requires gaining experience doing
BW0692 - Knowledge Management by using the current version of SDS and to
BW0693 - demonstrate utility of follow on technology by using it to the extent
BW0694 - possible.
BW0696 - [On 080318 Morris asks who has recognized SDS support for
BW0697 - Knowledge Management. ref SDS I1 GW40
Use Cases Knowledge Management Reinvent Wheel SDS Design Windows App
CV0401 - ..
CV0402 - Reinvent Wheel of Knowledge Management Obviates SDS Expereince
CV0404 - Trying to think up all of the use case scenarios without writing
CV0405 - anything down, and fashioning code solutions to requirements from
CV0406 - ephemeral impressions remembering various conversations months ago,
CV0407 - illustrated by discussion today, per below, ref SDS 0 C77K, "reinvents
CV0408 - the wheel" of SDS on a "shoe string." It replaces 20 years experience
CV0409 - discovering what is needed through trial and error, with guessing
CV0410 - about what will turn out to be useful, practical, and efficient, if
CV0411 - someday implemented.
CV0413 - ..
CV0414 - An example is the case study on 071220 showing Jack Park's efforts to
CV0415 - reinvent Knowledge Management. ref SDS H0 M53N
CV0417 - ..
CV0418 - Jack wrote a letter to the OHS/DKR team on 001031 explaining lack of
CV0419 - progress over 11 months of work reflected failure to study what works.
CV0420 - ref SDS H0 MS8O Similarly, on 001130 IBM failed to accomplish goals
CV0421 - for developing Knowledge Management, because the engineers failed to
CV0422 - study what works. ref SDS 89 F26K
Control Fields Record Segments Component SDS Propose Give Up Felxibl
EC0401 - ..
EC0402 - Remembering Conversation Record Segments Unnecesary Overkill
EC0403 - Control Fields Flexible Structure SDS Record Segments Command Control
EC0404 - Record Segments Component SDS Felxible Structure Command and Control
EC0406 - Morris plans to associate one subject for an entire record. He seemed
EC0407 - to indicate recalling today that Gary reported sometime ago in a
EC0408 - letter or call that he does not use record segments. Morris advised
EC0409 - that Control Fields which form record segments are difficult to
EC0410 - support with Java and Ruby on Rails (ROR) software development tools
EC0411 - he has in mind, per above, ref SDS 0 RR3F, and so he proposes not
EC0412 - providing flexible structure in SDS records for Control Fields.
EC0414 - ..
EC0415 - Morris explained that eliminating Control Fields will simplify coding
EC0416 - the new program, and make learning and using SDS a lot easier.
EC0418 - [...below, called Gary and discussed Control Fields for SDS
EC0419 - record segments. ref SDS 0 RR5V
EC0421 - [On 110614 2018 letter reports planning on another 18
EC0422 - months to complete work on SDS 64-bit windows application,
EC0423 - ref SDS I0 9A6X; cites letter commending Morris on progress
EC0424 - completing Medit java platform for SDS. 110613 0828,
EC0425 - ref SDS I1 IP7X
EC0427 - ..
EC0428 - We reviewed the record on 890523 showing that record segments are part
EC0429 - of flexible structure. ref SDS 2 TP8O Six (6) elements are listed
EC0430 - that comprise Control Fields, and which create record segments with
EC0431 - granularity controlled by the user, hence "Control Fields," also shown
EC0432 - on 890523, ref SDS 2 6H8O Granular indexing applied through Control
EC0433 - Fields improve speed and accuracy of integrated memory and management.
EC0434 - ref SDS 2 BP9M POIMS explains advantages leveraging the power to
EC0435 - expand fragments of memory into a comprehensive story showing the
EC0436 - correct sequence of cause and effect. ref OF 6 R66O
EC0438 - ..
EC0439 - This record illustrates advantages of Control Fields by supporting
EC0440 - precision access, explained in NWO. ref OF 13 PX6J
EC0442 - [On 080315 Morris abandonded work produced with Ruby on Rails;
EC0443 - he is starting over with code to use Ruby alone. ref SDS I1
EC0444 - 9G41
EC0447 - ..
EC0448 - Record Segments Proposed for New SDS Program Binding Multiple Records
EC0450 - After the call with Gary, reported below, ref SDS 0 RR5V, Morris used
EC0451 - pen and paper to draw a scheme for making record segments separate
EC0452 - records for each subject, and to somehow "bind" them together.
EC0454 - ..
EC0455 - Morris gave an example of people attending a meeting, like Gary has
EC0456 - this morning. He explained that when more than one subject is
EC0457 - discussed, for example...
EC0459 - 1. problems with the left engine
EC0460 - 2. change design of navigation system
EC0462 - ...then the SDS program he is planning will make it fast and easy to
EC0463 - create a separate record for each subject managed in the Subject
EC0464 - Index, discussed below. ref SDS 0 ZJ3H
EC0466 - ..
EC0467 - We need to test this scheme on typical meetings at Kaiser for health
EC0468 - care. The meeting at Kaiser on 070525 has 454 subjects to make sense
EC0469 - of serious medical problems. Multiple views of the work managed with
EC0470 - multiple accounts in the Subject Index reflects complexity of context,
EC0471 - noted by Jack Park in his letter on 000221 describing a "Pandora's
EC0472 - Box." ref SDS 59 L58O Once the new record system is created, we can
EC0473 - see how much faster and easier people can manage context with the new
EC0474 - program to empower people with command and control for comprehensive
EC0475 - and effective management.
Contacts Generic Email-type Program Proposed to Replace Requirements
FE0401 - ..
FE0402 - Scope of SDS Development Remembering What People Say
FE0403 - Contacts Complement Schedule Diary Subjects People Process Time
FE0404 - Remembering Conversation Contacts Integrated with SDS Records Overkill
FE0406 - Follow up
FE0408 - Morris recalled that Gary mentioned some time ago he does not use SDS
FE0409 - Contacts, or uses this part of the program less than SDS records, the
FE0410 - Schedule, and the Diary. Morris proposed SDS Contacts can therefore
FE0411 - be accomplished with a generic program, rather than create integrated
FE0412 - support designed for SDS, as shown on 071106. ref SDS G1 0R4H He
FE0413 - feels Contacts support like everybody uses for email can be applied
FE0414 - with more diligence to satisfy SDS requirements for Contacts, which
FE0415 - were demonstrated for integration with the doc log system, during the
FE0416 - meeting on 071106. ref SDS G1 444N
FE0418 - ..
FE0419 - Using existing code will save time creating the new SDS program for
FE0420 - Windows, similar to avoiding Control Fields, discussed above.
FE0421 - ref SDS 0 H15H
FE0423 - ..
FE0424 - On 071106 Morris proposed the first step developing an SDS Windows
FE0425 - application should be a Contact system. ref SDS G1 W889 At that time
FE0426 - on 071106 Gary recommended starting development of SDS records before
FE0427 - working on Contacts. ref SDS G1 0Q7F His letter reviewed during the
FE0428 - next meeting on 071113 discussed SDS records, ref SDS G2 4S81, and
FE0429 - confirmed suggesting not to start the project creating a new Contacts
FE0430 - system as the first step. ref SDS G2 LY4V
FE0432 - ..
FE0433 - Today, we reviewed background on 071106 showing Knowledge Management
FE0434 - tools present complex design problems that cause confusion about
FE0435 - direction of product development. ref SDS G1 OS6M
FE0437 - ..
FE0438 - At that time on 071106 the purpose and scope of Contacts was reviewed.
FE0439 - ref SDS G1 FL37 An example was given related to Morris' work practice
FE0440 - managing passwords for various systems. ref SDS G1 FL61
FE0442 - ..
FE0443 - During the meeting this morning, we used computer c15 to examine
FE0444 - integration between Contacts, SDS records, and external documents.
FE0445 - Functionality for the SDS Contacts system associates organizations and
FE0446 - people with SDS records to report on daily work. Similarly, Contact
FE0447 - identification populates user and billing fields in Control Fields,
FE0448 - and supports the Document Log system to write and receive
FE0449 - correspondence, including email, as demonstrated during the meeting on
FE0450 - 071106. ref SDS G1 444N Contacts also manage access to other
FE0451 - publications. Contacts are a simple form of calling reports to find
FE0452 - specific information in the record based on context.
Study What Works SDS Resisted Rely Convesation Assumption for Techni
G80401 - ..
G80402 - Study What Works Resisted Preference for Convesation
G80403 - Demonstrating New Capabilities Objection People Like Conversation
G80404 - Conversation and Memory Preferred by Engineers for Technical Scope
G80406 - Morris seemed to resist seeing SDS features demonstrated, per above.
G80407 - ref SDS 0 JX8F He likes to discuss scope and implementation, shown by
G80408 - work today remembering past conversations on Control Fields, per
G80409 - above, ref SDS 0 H15H, and discussion of Contacts, also, per above.
G80410 - ref SDS 0 C77K This aligns with the letter on 071222 objecting to
G80411 - demonstration of SDS features on 071212 using the current version that
G80412 - prototypes SDS capabilities. ref SDS H1 UP8K
G80414 - [...below, Morris asks how SDS makes linking fast and easy.
G80415 - ref SDS 0 A68F
G80417 - ..
G80418 - Software engineering has a practice to "study what works" by relying
G80419 - on prototypes to demonstrate, test, and learn about features and
G80420 - functions, per analysis of "use cases" above, ref SDS 0 4U5I, and
G80421 - citing research on 951221 ref SDS 31 FJ6J Writing up the record of
G80422 - demonstrations and experience using prototype software reduces time
G80423 - and cost to learn new features and functions, also, reported on
G80424 - 951221. ref SDS 31 0966
G80426 - ..
G80427 - "Study what works" was reviewed on 020726. ref SDS B3 E63H The case
G80428 - study on 020504 shows challenges people face using good management
G80429 - practice, even when mandated by regulations, as well as industry
G80430 - standards. ref SDS A8 NS6F Resistance to seeing demonstrations of new
G80431 - capabilities was famously demonstrated when the US military initially
G80432 - resisted General Billy Mitchel's proposal for a demonstration of air
G80433 - power following World War I, reported in NWO. ref OF 16 8W6O Earlier
G80434 - in the 1880s experts refused to see Tesla's work with alternating
G80435 - current, ref OF 17 QT9O, including and especially Edison. ref OF 17
G80436 - 4X5L
G80438 - ..
G80439 - Debate during the past 10 years about reliance on conversation for
G80440 - Knowledge Management, which Morris cited on 911123, ref SDS 11 1331,
G80441 - reflects earlier debates in the 30s on quantum mechanics theory of
G80442 - complementarity, reviewed on 040312, ref SDS C7 U86L, with analysis of
G80443 - transformation at that time. ref SDS C7 F67G Similar contentious
G80444 - debate occurred developing revolutionary transister technology after
G80445 - the war in the 40s, reported on 960304. ref SDS 36 UP58 The tranistor
G80446 - story is also presented in NWO. ref OF 20 8D4N On 010114 John Maloney
G80447 - reported that just talking is doing Knowledge Management with
G80448 - fantastic social networking. ref SDS 92 EK3I Research on 011102 shows
G80449 - Knowledge Management has become an exercise in conversation for many
G80450 - people. ref SDS A3 H461
Flexible Structure Record Segments Control Fields Subject Index Gran
HS04 - 0948
HS0501 - ..
HS0502 - Gary Telecon Conference SDS Design Considerations
HS0503 - Record Segments and Contacts Essential Complementarity SDS Design
HS0505 - We called and talked to Gary for about 10 minutes before his meeting
HS0506 - at 1000.
HS0508 - ..
HS0509 - During the call today, Gary indicated that record segments are a
HS0510 - useful dimension of flexible structure discussed in the record on
HS0511 - 071212, ref SDS G8 863H, and citing analysis on 890523. ref SDS 2 TP8O
HS0512 - This record is an example using record segments. The record on 070525
HS0513 - meeting at Kaiser has 30 segments to organize understandings
HS0515 - ..
HS0516 - Gary reviewed his letter on 071222 proposing design for a Windows
HS0517 - version of SDS rely on experience solving problems of Knowledge
HS0518 - Mangement the past 20 years. ref SDS H1 PB7P He noted some aspects of
HS0519 - SDS design seem counterintuitive, and so difficult to grasp without
HS0520 - experience. Morris made the same point in the call on 920215.
HS0521 - ref SDS 14 5820 Today, Gary cited occassional disagreements on SDS
HS0522 - design can be resolved with compromise weighed toward reliance on
HS0523 - experience. Since SDS is relatively new, it is hard for people
HS0524 - starting on the learning curve to justify one position or another.
Links SDS Creates Many Connections Awesome Beyond Reach Nobody Else
KF0401 - ..
KF0402 - Bush Article Scope Knowledge Management Use Computers Aid Thinking
KF0403 - Awsome SDS Power of Knowledge Making Connections Beyond Reach
KF0404 - Precision Access Knowledge Space Power of Knowledge Awsome
KF0405 - Links Email Fast Easy Complementarity Chronology Context Connection
KF0407 - Work on 070907, ref SDS F6 JQ88, and again on 071106, ref SDS G1 W889,
KF0408 - shows collaboration to advance from information to knowledge tools is
KF0409 - difficult, ref SDS G1 OS6M, similar to contentious debates with
KF0410 - invention of the transistor at Bell Labs in the 1940s, reported on
KF0411 - 960304. ref OF 13 8D4N
KF0413 - ..
KF0414 - The letter last week on 080128, ref SDS H7 M37Y, submitted a link to
KF0415 - the record on 960304 that reviews an article, published in 1945, by
KF0416 - Vannevar Bush. ref SDS 36 L47F This followed up discussion the day
KF0417 - before on 080127 with a confirming letter. ref SDS H6 ON3X The Bush
KF0418 - article proposed computers can leverage human cognition to cope in a
KF0419 - world of growing complexity from mounting information that overwhelms
KF0420 - limits of human biology for span of attention. ref SDS 36 GX59
KF0421 - Computers can increase mental strength the way tools leverage
KF0422 - physicial strength, explained in POIMS. ref OF 3 2D4M These
KF0423 - requirements are accomplished by SDS support for Knowledge Management,
KF0424 - ref OF 4 K84L, popularly characterized as a "paperless office," also
KF0425 - explained in POIMS. ref OF 6 1107
KF0427 - ..
KF0428 - In the 1945 article Vannevar Bush explained the need for computer
KF0429 - technology to create links that track "trails of associations" so that
KF0430 - people can accurately remember cause and effect, reviewed on 960304.
KF0431 - ref SDS 36 HE6L This was discussed with Morris during the meeting on
KF0432 - 071212. ref SDS G8 863H At that time Morris did not have time to
KF0433 - study requirements for linking, and indicated that experience using
KF0434 - Microsoft software programs does not provide convincing evidence that
KF0435 - SDS requires support for "flexible structure" in order to be
KF0436 - effective. ref SDS G8 GI9I Morris makes this point again today, per
KF0437 - above. ref SDS 0 QV4O
KF0439 - ..
KF0440 - During the meeting today, Morris advised there has not been enough
KF0441 - time to review the Bush article. Lack of time to read background, and
KF0442 - lack of experience using SDS prevent growing awareness, belief, and
KF0443 - faith in the SDS design that meets requirements for Knowledge
KF0444 - Management, shown by discussion on substituting computer editor
KF0445 - technology, per above, ref SDS 0 HE6N, with familiar features that
KF0446 - make information look good, i.e., pretty (see POIMS, ref OF 5 0959,
KF0447 - for flexible structure to convert information into the power of
KF0448 - knowledge. (see POIMS. ref OF 3 1X6G
KF0451 - ..
KF0452 - Publishing Paradigm Prevents Convincing Flexible Structure Knowledge
KF0453 - Convince People Power of Knowledge Requires Flexible Structure
KF0454 - Information Paradigms Convince People Knowledge Tools Too Difficult
KF0455 - Experience with Information Cannot Convince People Power of Knowledge
KF0457 - The "2-worlds" problem arises from lack of experience using SDS.
KF0458 - Experience with tools for wordprocessing, email, and Powerpoint that
KF0459 - publish high quality professional documents, per above. ref SDS 0 HE6N
KF0460 - blinds people to requirements for 7 elements of flexible structure,
KF0461 - explained on 890523, ref SDS 2 TP8O, that enable a well ordered record
KF0462 - of daily information for "working intelligently," explained in POIMS,
KF0463 - ref OF 3 PG9M, and which further drives the "power of knowledge" to
KF0464 - control the future, also explained in POIMS, ref OF 3 Y78L,
KF0465 - Transcending limitations of printing documents advances the 21st
KF0466 - century from information to new paradigm for Knowledge Management,
KF0467 - explained in POIMS. ref OF 4 K84L
KF0469 - [On 080422 case study publishing paradigm printing documents
KF0470 - blinds people to requirements for flexible structure that
KF0471 - drives power of kowledge to control the future by working
KF0472 - intelligently. ref SDS I2 W66H
KF0474 - ..
KF0475 - [On 081114 Morris explained computer industry standards for
KF0476 - limiting data entry in computers to requirements for printing
KF0477 - documents with a professional appearance. ref SDS I9 VB5J
KF0479 - ..
KF0480 - On 990527 Morris cited cultural forces resist improvement. ref SDS 54
KF0481 - 1233 At that time, he reported his boss was not convinced adding
KF0482 - intelligence to convert information into the power of knowledge
KF0483 - increases earnings, because Intel culture associates "knowledge" with
KF0484 - "information," and Intel has too much information. ref SDS 54 074D
KF0485 - Earlier on 950927 Dave Vannier reported Intel was overwhelmed by
KF0486 - information overload. ref SDS 27 E93K Distiguishing information from
KF0487 - knowledge has been difficult the past 20 years, shown by case study on
KF0488 - 020608. ref SDS B1 CC6J On 960227 Morris asked for help understanding
KF0489 - information, knowledge, and wisdom. ref SDS 34 0022 Dave reported on
KF0490 - 950927 that Intel gave up on Knowledge Management. ref SDS 27 7732
KF0491 - Similarly, IBM gave up on 001130. ref SDS 89 F26K Case study on
KF0492 - 070126 shows everybody has given up. ref SDS E5 QH8L As seen today,
KF0493 - cultural forces have forced the Windows SDS application to give up
KF0494 - flexible structures, because experience using information tools does
KF0495 - not yield convincing evidence on requirements for knowledge tools, per
KF0496 - above. ref SDS 0 ND8N
KF0498 - ..
KF0499 - [On 080301 Morris asked for another submission of Bush article
KF0500 - and explanation of concepts, principles, and processes of SDS.
KF0501 - ref SDS H9 QW6H
KF0503 - ..
KF0504 - [On 080318 meeting with Morris reported having reviewed Bush
KF0505 - article, and asking if Engelbart based work developing tools
KF0506 - for Knowledge Management in the 1960s on Bush article?
KF0507 - ref SDS I1 9G47
KF0509 - ..
KF0510 - [On 080422 Gary Johnson explains SDS design based on a theory
KF0511 - of knowledge that expands computers from publishing documents
KF0512 - with information that looks good, to a knowledge paradigm
KF0513 - applied through a specialized editor using an intelligence
KF0514 - process that enables good management, ref SDS I2 MQ4L; Gary
KF0515 - notes SDS has a unique body of work over 20 years demonstrating
KF0516 - ability to perform. ref SDS I2 KH8L
KF0518 - ..
KF0519 - [On 080611 Morris uses line numbers to focus near term
KF0520 - communication, ref SDS I7 M38T, and comments that experience
KF0521 - using wordprocessing does not convince people to use line
KF0522 - numbers for a well ordred record, feeling that editing to
KF0523 - refine understanding prevents long term use, ref SDS I7 M34P
KF0527 - ..
KF0528 - Flexible Structures Overlaid on Writing Make Linking Fast and Easy
KF0529 - Linking Fast and Easy Enables Remembering Vast Details Accurately
KF0531 - Morris asked today how SDS enables creating so many links in email
KF0532 - with precise connections to relevant text? He cited the letter last
KF0533 - week on 080128 with a link to the precise location of the Bush article
KF0534 - in 1945, and recorded 12 years ago on 960304. ref SDS H7 M37Y On
KF0535 - 010425 Morris noted that SDS is a "utopia" compared to using other
KF0536 - tools because everything in SDS is in the right place at the right
KF0537 - time. ref SDS 93 EP7F
KF0539 - ..
KF0540 - [On 080831 Morris plans Windows appliction for "spirit" of SDS,
KF0541 - ref SDS I8 928Q; Java swing kit saves time developing an editor
KF0542 - for publishing documents with professional appearance, and with
KF0543 - the right margin adjusted to screen size, which prevents line
KF0544 - numbers for flexible structures using Control Fields, Subjects,
KF0545 - References, links, document log, etc., that integrate personal
KF0546 - and organizational memory for effective management. ref SDS I8
KF0547 - O37U
KF0549 - ..
KF0550 - Morris noted today that no other technology enables finding precise
KF0551 - locations to quickly link such vast differences in time, e.g., POIMS
KF0552 - explaining the "intelligence cycle," ref OF 6 6649; Jack submitted a
KF0553 - paper on "Technologies of Cooperation," received on 071113,
KF0554 - ref SDS G2 FU6I; as noted the Vannever Bush article "As We May Think"
KF0555 - published in 1945, shown on 960304, ref SDS 35 HE6L, Doug Engelbart's
KF0556 - OHS/DKR Launch plan published on 001025, ref SDS 81 G3W8; SRI's
KF0557 - proposal to DOD in 1962, reviewed on 991222, etc, etc, etc.
KF0558 - ref SDS 56 7H5H Morris' report today aligns with comments on 010924
KF0559 - that SDS improves management better than other tools. ref SDS A0 NK4J
KF0561 - ..
KF0562 - [On 080318 difficulty remembering very near term "trails of
KF0563 - associations" repeats memory problems today, ref SDS 0 IC5M,
KF0564 - underscores need for SDS flexible structures that makes linking
KF0565 - fast and easy to improve memory and management, cited by Morris
KF0566 - today, ref SDS 0 R67J, because tools for publishing documents,
KF0567 - proposed for an SDS Windows application, presented today,
KF0568 - ref SDS 0 HE6N, cannot find anything, noted by Morris 6 weeks
KF0569 - later on 080318. ref SDS I1 GZ7J
KF0571 - ..
KF0572 - Understanding the power of knowledge making connections has proven
KF0573 - very difficult over the past 20 years. On 020812 case study shows
KF0574 - that computer experts and engineers who specialize in Knowledge
KF0575 - Management tools cannot create links efficiently, and so do not using
KF0576 - links in their daily work. ref SDS B4 659F On 010924 Morris also
KF0577 - noted that nobody uses other software tools the way SDS is used for
KF0578 - intelligence support performing daily work. ref SDS A0 XT5F
KF0580 - ..
KF0581 - Since flexible structure required for knowledge cannot be experienced
KF0582 - with popular information tools Morris proposes today to substitute for
KF0583 - SDS functions, then SDS work product generously populated with links
KF0584 - (like this record with 247 links) seems mysterious and beyond reach.
KF0585 - This leads to people holding conflicting positions on linking. Today,
KF0586 - Morris indicated that linking will take a lot of hard work to develop
KF0587 - in the Windows version using the design he has adopted. This creates
KF0588 - incentives to avoid the work on the grounds that linking must not be
KF0589 - useful because there is no customer demand, shown by the fact that
KF0590 - nobody uses links, per above. ref SDS 0 QV4O
KF0592 - [On 080611 Morris uses line numbers to focus near term
KF0593 - communication, ref SDS I7 M38T, and comments that experience
KF0594 - using wordprocessing does not convince people to use line
KF0595 - numbers for a well ordred record, feeling that editing to
KF0596 - refine understanding prevents long term use, ref SDS I7 M34P
KF0598 - ..
KF0599 - On 940327 Morris commented on self-evident benefits of SDS links.
KF0600 - ref SDS 18 J496 He described frustrations remembering dates
KF0601 - incorrectly, which durable links in SDS correct. ref SDS 18 GD9G On
KF0602 - 960721 Morris complained that people who get printed reports cannot
KF0603 - access links in SDS records. ref SDS 41 3230
KF0605 - ..
KF0606 - Morris has complained the past few months about citations in
KF0607 - documents. He has further indicated refusal to open links that verify
KF0608 - accuracy and expand understanding of context. Like Eric in 2001,
KF0609 - Morris' inquiry today demonstrates recognition that links are an
KF0610 - awsome power of knowledge that augment intelligence, noted by Vannevar
KF0611 - Bush in 1945, reviewed on 960304. ref SDS 35 HE6L Gary recently
KF0612 - described connections between documents as "hyperlinks."
KF0614 - ..
KF0615 - Morris is not alone today recognizing the power of knowledge from
KF0616 - making connections with links.
KF0618 - ..
KF0619 - On 000331 Jack asked how SDS makes citing the record with precision
KF0620 - access fast and easy. ref SDS 64 TS48 Equally, on 000425 Cliff Joslyn
KF0621 - at LANL wished for ability to cite the record and give people
KF0622 - precision access for verification. ref SDS 68 0001 On 001116 Paul
KF0623 - Fernhout described SDS records as "inspiring" providing a connected
KF0624 - record with precision access. ref SDS 84 H23M Alternatively, however,
KF0625 - Eric Armstrong complained with great emotion about linking on 000811,
KF0626 - ref SDS 75 0001. A few weeks later, on 000824 Eric complained again
KF0627 - that Doug Engelbart had adopted the SDS design ref SDS 76 OU60, with
KF0628 - extensive links to the archives. ref SDS 76 FJ5H At that time on
KF0629 - 000824, Eric added that he hates archives. ref SDS 76 7O9I But, a
KF0630 - year later after gaining experience with links in SDS records, on
KF0631 - 010916 Eric noted SDS enables amazing memory. ref SDS 99 0001 On
KF0632 - 020530 Eric commended SDS "incredible" support for finding information
KF0633 - when needed, ref SDS A9 Y89F
KF0635 - ..
KF0636 - Today, we reviewed a few examples constructing links in a few seconds,
KF0637 - because everything is in the right place at the right time, as Morris
KF0638 - noted on 010425. ref SDS 93 EP7F
KF0640 - ..
KF0641 - A few days ago, on 080127 a letter to Morris and others on the team
KF0642 - contained 13 links. Morris was asked to review 2 links...
KF0644 - 1. Vannevar Bush article in 1945 for requirements to realize
KF0645 - efficiencies of paperless office using electronic records
KF0646 - management, reviewed on 960304. ref SDS 35 GX59
KF0648 - ..
KF0649 - 2. Flexible structure defined in the record on 890523,
KF0650 - ref SDS 2 P13O, which presents scope of complementarity
KF0651 - that makes linking fast and easy. ref SDS 2 LV59
KF0653 - ..
KF0654 - A follow up letter the next day on 080128 provided 6 additional links
KF0655 - to aid access to the same sources. ref SDS H7 M37Y
KF0657 - ..
KF0658 - Another letter to the team a few days ago on 080203 proposed people
KF0659 - submit papers to a symposium on innovation. ref SDS H8 HE5K It
KF0660 - provided 18 links on background and context for submitting a
KF0661 - professional paper on Knowledge Management.
KF0663 - [On 080318 difficulty remembering very near term "trails of
KF0664 - associations" repeats memory problems today, ref SDS 0 IC5M,
KF0665 - underscores need for SDS flexible structures that makes linking
KF0666 - fast and easy to improve memory and management, cited by Morris
KF0667 - today, ref SDS 0 R67J, because tools for publishing documents,
KF0668 - proposed for an SDS Windows application, presented today,
KF0669 - ref SDS 0 HE6N, cannot find anything, noted by Morris 6 weeks
KF0670 - later on 080318. ref SDS I1 GZ7J
KF0672 - ..
KF0673 - Today, Morris did not mention having reviewed anything. His question
KF0674 - at least indicates he has begun to focus on advantages of links for
KF0675 - saving time and money verifying accuracy, and expanding span of
KF0676 - attention. This experience supports the proposition that persistant
KF0677 - exposure to SDS capabilities helps people recognize the power of
KF0678 - knowledge. Eric Armstrong similiar complained bitterly about lins in
KF0679 - email, because he could and still cannot replicate this power. On
KF0680 - 020924 Jack Park reported communication from Eric recognizing the
KF0681 - amazing power of SDS. ref SDS B7 RN40
Flexible Structure Generic Design Nested Collapsible Fields Replace
LF0401 - ..
LF0402 - Nested Collapsible Records XML Emulate Line Numbers Flexible Fields
LF0403 - SDS Record Define Flexible Structure Line Numbers Replace Nested Fields
LF0405 - Follow up ref SDS G8 KO4F.
LF0407 - The record Morris demonstrated today did not accomplish nested
LF0408 - collapsable fields planned on 071212.
LF0412 - ..
LF0413 - Vison SDS Beginning to Take Form Leading to Product Specification
LF0415 - Follow up ref SDS G8 ST3J.
LF0417 - Morris has not had time to prepare a written explanation of a vision
LF0418 - for the SDS design, planned during the meeting 2 months ago on 071212.
LF0419 - ref SDS G8 ST3J
XML Editor Efficient Usability Responsive SDS Text DOS Structure Ana
MD0401 - ..
MD0402 - XML Editor Efficient Usability Essential for Integrated Functionality
MD0404 - Follow up ref SDS G8 LY6X, ref SDS G2 LY6X.
MD0406 - ..
MD0407 - There was no discussion today of progress on requirements reviewed on
MD0408 - 071212 for responsiveness and efficient usability that make the
MD0409 - current SDS program fast and easy for getting things done, ref SDS G8
MD0410 - LY6X, and noted during the meeting with Morris on 071113, and in
MD0411 - connection with trying an XML editor to replace Medit. ref SDS G2 446N
Subject Index Filing Tedious Records Management Organic Structure Fa
OD0401 - ..
OD0402 - Subject Index SDS Unique Application for Context Management
OD0403 - Beyond Reach Subject Index Hard Work Complexity Seems Overwhelming
OD0404 - Context Management Hard Work with Tools for Information Management
OD0405 - Everything Connected in Right Place Right Time Self-evident Benefits
OD0407 - Follow up ref SDS G8 ZJ3H, ref SDS G2 ZJ3H.
OD0409 - The subject index was considered today in relation to Morris' ideas on
OD0410 - SDS record segments using Control Fields, per above. ref SDS 0 RS30
OD0412 - ..
OD0413 - We looked further at the Subject Index today, though only briefly, per
OD0414 - report below on reticence to see demonstrations of SDS capability.
OD0415 - ref SDS 0 RR88 Morris noticed that descriptions of accounts often
OD0416 - require 300 - 600 characters to manage context.
OD0418 - ..
OD0419 - Morris also noticed the Subject Index combines time and context using
OD0420 - dates to organize accounts with granularity that helps maintain
OD0421 - understanding in an organized structure of context. He said this
OD0422 - would be tricky to create with the Java development tools. Getting
OD0423 - the editor to support the Subject Index is not easy.
OD0425 - [On 080606 Morris and Gary explained that SDS shallow
OD0426 - outline design for flexible structure using line numbers is
OD0427 - hard to program with the editor Morris proposes to provide
OD0428 - tools familiar to everybody. ref SDS I5 YU6F
OD0430 - ..
OD0431 - Morris feels there is no demand for these features. He cited lack of
OD0432 - market research showing people use subject indexing and Control Fields
OD0433 - to segment records for context management. There are no articles and
OD0434 - no focus groups showing customers want SDS support for context
OD0435 - management. Since nobody is using the Subject Index, and since this
OD0436 - will be hard to create with Java tools and to implement with the Java
OD0437 - editor, the new version of SDS for Windows can be streamlined to align
OD0438 - with customer demand by using a keyword search engine, discussed
OD0439 - earlier in connection with eliminating flexible structures for SDS
OD0440 - records that are hard to implement with popular editor technology, per
OD0441 - above. ref SDS 0 RT4J This design proposal fits research on 070126
OD0442 - that found keyword "search" has become the "Holy Grail" of popular
OD0443 - technology trends. ref SDS E5 434M
OD0445 - ..
OD0446 - On 071220 Jack suggested using the Apache Solr search engine.
OD0447 - ref SDS H0 TX5U Morris could not find during the meeting the record
OD0448 - showing progress searching for effective search engine tools to
OD0449 - replace the SDS Subject Index.
OD0451 - [On 080318 Morris reports that people still cannot find
OD0452 - information on computers for getting things done,
OD0453 - ref SDS I1 GZ7J, using popular search technology with
OD0454 - indexing. ref SDS I1 0R6G
Diligence Hard Work Paradigm Shift Efficient Usability Makes Working
OF0401 - ..
OF0402 - Fun Attractive Context Management Efficient Usability Paradigm Shift
OF0403 - Diligence Paradigm Shift Make Working Intelligently Fun Interesting
OF0405 - Follow up ref SDS G8 X38O.
OF0407 - There was no discussion of this subject.
Save Lives Time Money Case Study Examples SDS Application Self-evide
Admit Ignorance Embarrassing Management Computer Cognitive Science F
OQ0501 - ..
OQ0502 - Save Lives Time Money Examples SDS Application
OQ0503 - Examples SDS Application Save Lives Time Money
OQ0505 - Follow up ref SDS G8 IB7N.
OQ0507 - On 080127 Morris asked why people have difficulty developing Knowledge
OQ0508 - Management provided by SDS. ref SDS H6 ON3X
OQ0510 - ..
OQ0511 - The case study at that time correlates well with the study on 071212.
OQ0512 - ref SDS G8 IB7N
Planning Follow Up SDS Windows Application Vision Develop Test Code
P00401 - ..
P00402 - Follow Up Planning and Opportunities Review in about 6 Weeks
P00404 - Follow up ref SDS G8 JR97, ref SDS G2 JR97.
P00406 - ..
P00407 - Morris still plans write up an explanation of goals, elements, and
P00408 - sequence for implementing the vision.