Unfortunately, even the kernel for a system that will meet the
requirements is exceedingly complex.
There is a reason for adducing those requirements, unfortunately.
I say "unfortunately", because experiences shows that if the
foundation is not laid properly to begin with, it is extraordinarily
hard to add the requisite functionality later on.
That imposes a certain level of complexity at the outset.
However I can say with certainty, at this juncture, that I
know why we haven't yet seen anything like what we really need.
It's just a really hard problem to solve.
Rod Welch wrote:
> You have the talent to create a KM platform. As an observer, my sense
> from your
> letter on 001017 is that you are covering too wide a sweep with the
> effort. Forget about versionable, and the other ...ables for now.
> Start with
> just connecting stuff. Everything else will grow. Start with a
> general, basic
> platform that lets you add stuff. As you gain experience, you will
> what is needed. That is how I started in 1985. You are umpteen miles
> and more talented, so you can grow your system faster, but you cannot
> grow it at
> all, if you don't get started using a new tool. In your case, I really
> feel it
> has to be of your own making, so use your experience with the outline
> you did, but by all means get started.
> Keep in mind the initial goal is to produce communication that links
> to the
> record, per Doug's request on 001025. That is a good place to start,
> if you
> don't start with SDS. Once you produce some work product, you will
> suggestions from the team.
> Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving.
> Eric Armstrong wrote:
> > Rod Welch wrote:
> > >
> > > As you note in your letter, of the 300K+ hits you got on the
> > > for KM,
> > > none are doing KM. They are all working on a project to create
> > > My sense is
> > > the design is a secret that can only be discovered by doing KM.
> > > people want
> > > to build KM tools, you have to set aside the tool kit for awhile
> > > become
> > > immersed in the process of doing KM, then pick up the tools again
> > > go to
> > > work. Right now we have a bunch of expert tool makers, who don't
> > > really
> > > understand the tool that is needed. As you know, that is very hard
> > > highly
> > > talented people to do. It's a dilemma.
> > >
> > My take on things is that there are dozens of folks out there
> > with "big picture" ideas for KM. But none have a platform to
> > build on. My hope was to make an OHS (what I had thought of as
> > a HyperDOCUMENT repository) into a platform they could use to
> > build on. Now I guess we're calling it a DKR, though, which
> > sounds as though the problem will have been solved when we're
> > done building it. I don't think that's true, but what the heck.
> > It's only a name.
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