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DIARY: February 25, 1996 01:06 PM Sunday;
Received response from Scott at Carnegie-Mellon re Asilomar.
2...Long Way Around Is Short Way There
3...Defining Time Management
4...entails slowing down to consider new ideas adequately in order to
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Time Management, Personal
Long Way Around is Short Way to Success,
Analysis Saves Time Discover Opportunity, Avoiding Mistakes, Investin
1307 - ..
1308 - Summary/Objective
130901 - Followed up work at ref SDS 9 line 45 and ref DIP 1 line 30 to obtain
130902 - reference for a speaker on 2nd speaker scope at Asilomar.
1312 - Analysis
131301 - Received ref DRT 1 line 25 from Scott, saying he received and read
131302 - quickly ref DIP 1 line 34. Scott signs his name as "Principal
131303 - Research Scientist" in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie
131304 - Mellon University.
131307 - ..
131308 - Long Way Around Is Short Way There
131310 - Scott says that a quick reading "definitely" revealed that the theme
131311 - of the event connects only tenuously and in a "roundabout" way to his
131312 - research interest. He says he and his colleagues in Computer Science
131313 - must manage their time carefully in order to get work done,
131314 - ref DRT 1 line 27. He indicates that cognitive science is a closer
131315 - match for the scope we have in mind for the 2nd speaker. This
131316 - position reflects our discussion ref SDS 9 line 86, and my letter,
131317 - ref DIP 1 line 33. Scott says they have many opportunities to speak at
131318 - conferences that are more likely to stimulate new ideas or that offer
131319 - an audience they want to reach. Some might do an event like Asilomar
131320 - for a big fee.
131322 - Scott did not respond to my inquiry ref DIP 1 line 38, about whether
131323 - AI people can explain progress using automated integration to convert
131324 - information into knowledge, and create and apply an organic subject
131325 - structure. He did not indicate whether this would be a fruitfull line
131326 - of research to improve the ability think, remember and communicate.
131327 - Scott expressed no curiosity about these objectives. Scott did not
131328 - comment on status of AI relative to review of Jeromy Campbell's book,
131329 - ref SDS 1 line 67, including the proposition that the human brain
131330 - cannot be replicated by machinery. His concern about time management
131331 - seems to conflict with an opportunity to speak at a conference where
131332 - integration of time and information will be presented.
131336 - Defining Time Management
131338 - As a result, I submitted ref DIT 1 line 30 via internet to suggest a
131339 - more careful reading may reveal more opportunities for AI research in
131340 - the above areas. This develops the theme that there isn't enough time
131341 - to succeed, which is prevelant in our efforts on this project, ref SDS
131342 - 10 line 100.
131344 - I took this occassion to develop the idea that good time management
131345 - entails slowing down to consider new ideas adequately in order to
131346 - decide which direction to take to reach the destination. Rushing ahead
131347 - means taking the wrong path that results in a much longer journey.
131349 - [Scott never responded to this lette.]