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Many of you ba-ohs-talk folks probably know Reed's Law, but I thought I send this link to a brief paper anyway, in the context and spirit of Doug's forthcoming talk.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Mei Lin Fung
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 4:20 AM
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] Doug's talk at Berkeley April 8 - note revised Room number
Here’s the abstract for the talk. We hope to see as many of you as can make it.
For those interested in the pre-talk Multivalent Browser demo, please see the bottom of this email for
Instructions on where to go.
UC Berkeley Digital Library Seminar
Monday, April 8, 2002
306 Soda Hall
Improving Our Ability to Improve: A Call for Investment in a New Future
Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, The Bootstrap Alliance
In the past fifty years we have seen enormous growth in computing
capability - computing is everywhere and has impacted nearly everything.
In this talk, Dr. Douglas Engelbart, who pioneered much of what we now
take for granted as interactive computing, examines the forces that have
shaped this growth. He argues that our criteria for investment in
innovation are, in fact, short-sighted and focused on the wrong things.
He proposes, instead, investment in an improvement infrastructure that
can result in sustained, radical innovation capable of changing
computing and expanding the kinds of problems that we can address
through computing. In this talk, Dr. Engelbart describes both the
processes that we need to put in place and the capabilities that we must
support in order to stimulate this higher rate of innovation. The talk
closes with a call to action for the Digital Library community, since
this is a group that has both a stake in innovation and the ability to
shape its direction.
For further reference, see also www.bootstrap.org and the paper
Toward High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware -
Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, 1992
For those interested in the MVB Demo: Directions
Here’s who I have down for the Multivalent Browser (MVB) Demo between 3-4 pm.
They refer to the project as MVD where D stands for document.
If I have left anyone out who emailed me, please accept my apologies in advance
I am somewhat behind in email this week.
We have requested this time so as to provide the BA-OHS-Talk community
an opportunity to discuss with the designer/developer Tom Phelps (Wilensky unfortunately is
not able to join us at this time) specifically how far the MVB might take us as a stepping stone to the Hyperscope.
Jack Park feels that a good candidate for the Intermediate File format is the treasure that we might find
buried in the code that allows the MVB to access legacy files.
Here’s where to find out more about MVB http://http.cs.berkeley.edu/~phelps/Multivalent/
Because this is a small number, we are likely to be in Robert Wilensky’s office
In the Berkeley CS department. If there are others who are planning to come to this
earlier session, please let me know by Sunday evening so that we can make other arrangements for moving to a larger room.
Mei Lin Fung