Further to my previous reply:
1. The reason that precipitated my emphasis on the correlation with Bloom's
Taxonomy is that Jack's jpOHS is being readied for application in an educational
setting. But, please, bear in mind that I am not a member of a faculty of
education, merely a retired teacher. It might be useful to have contact with
appropriate academics at Stanford U., for example.
2. Jack writes, "Let us assume that my view of the improvement cycles somehow
coincides with those already expressed by Douglas Engelbart. On that
assumption, I shall take this a bit further." A few words of "compare and
contrast" might well be helpful to a number of us.
3. I believe we must keep in mind that many pressing world-scale problems are
not entirely in the cognitive domain. Examples: heigtened discrimination in
times of economic distress and economic selfishness. Ecological, social and
economic problems, it has been claimed, are strongly interconnected
("econology"). In accord herewith the human cognitive and affective domains are
interconnected. But augmentation, as I understand it, is not perceived as
directly addressing the affect. Something to bear in mind.
Jack Park wrote:
> I just uploaded a pdf of a powerpoint slide in which I illustrate the
> OHS which is comprised of the following packages:
> Content + Knowledge = DKR
> Humans, one illustrated actively.
> Humans are engaged "out there" doing cycle A, in which some problem is being
> Along the way, humans are also engaged at Context making public statements
> which enter an IBIS discussion.
> Eventually, some concensus is reached, new artifacts generated, and humans
> experience the feedback of cycle C, folding it into their own B cycles.
> Let us assume that my view of the improvement cycles somehow coincides with
> those already expressed by Douglas Engelbart. On that assumption, I shall
> take this a bit further.
> In the conduct of design of an OHS -- any rendition of an OHS, for that
> matter -- my view is that the important issues to resolve up front are those
> associated with the API that allows Context to talk to DKR. When such an
> API is created -- itself a part of bootstrap cycles, then becomes possible
> to implement all sorts of variants along the OHS theme. So long as they all
> implement the API, they all are intended (by design) to be interoperable.
> The Context package includes Human Computer Interface (HCI) systems that
> enable a variety of OHS features, such as Topic Map navigation, email,
> forums, conferences, chat, document manipulation, IBIS, SDS, and so forth,
> each of which is supported by way of the infrastructure constructed within
> DKR and exposed by way of the API.
> In summary, I am illustrating three specific kinds of bootstraping here.
> The A cycles are those in which society plays out its roles bootstrapping
> solutions to the complex, urgent problems that Doug and others describe.
> The B cycles represent individual growth and learning, and the C cycles,
> enabled by way of OHS, represent societal growth and learning. At the same
> time, I am making the claim that job one lies in the evolution
> (bootstraping) of an API that allows OHS implementations to emerge.
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