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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Continuation of Doug's Colloquium

On Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at 12:14 AM, Henry K van Eyken wrote:
> This message is a kind of last-ditch attempt by putting the problem of
> continuing all aspects (technical, psychological, social) of Doug's
> "unfinished revolution" before the members of this forum.    (01)

I'm speaking as a potential developer here. I'm interested in this area 
of research and have stopped working in Defence and moved to a 
University environment so I have the time to develop and release 
software along these lines.    (02)

As a developer, Bootstrap doesn't provide any real toehold on what 
needs to be done. When I read through the available documentation, I 
see lots of talk about purple numbers, but I don't see any design 
documents, any project planning, any specifications for first cut 
programs or anything that a programmer could use to get started. In 
other words, it's a typical academic project which has wishlists and 
theory but is short on the practicalities.    (03)

Unfortunately, I have my own opinions and ideas therefore I don't 
really see where I can work with Bootstrap. I understand that Doug has 
spent years thinking about his ideas and just wants to see them 
implemented without debating points this way or that way. This is 
understandable, but it's not my kind of environment.    (04)

I basically hang around here because we're interested in the same kinds 
of things and I get some very interesting links out of the posts made 
here.    (05)

   spwhite@chariot.net.au    (06)