Where are the articles cited in your letter today (1, 2, 4, etc.) that you want
to convert for display on the web? You explain they are in Augment. Can you
submit them via email, do they display in ASCII that can be translated with MS
Henry van Eyken wrote:
> For the Boostrap site I should like to see more of Doug's writings in html
> format. A Bootstrap bibliography is found on page
> http://www.bootstrap.org/biblio.htm . A number of the 31 articles listed are
> available in htm format. Others still need conversion from Augment to html.
> Now, with the availability of Eugene's a2h, I wonder whether a few volunteers
> may be found who are willing to put the script to the test. The following
> articles need converting: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 25, 26, 30, and
> Work is now underway to give the Bootstrap site a makeover. Intention is to
> create some major divisions:
> a. Bootstrap Institute. -- This division will have overviews of what
> bootstrapping and OHS are. Futher it will contain a section about Bootstrap
> Institute services and the bibliography just mentioned. Though is being giving
> to include an overview of KM as well.
> b. Bootstrap Alliance.
> c. Chronicle. -- A zine-format section about Doug and the fruits of his work
> and thoughts.
> d. Colloquium. -- A focused educational section for which the starting point is
> the Colloquium, "The Unfinished Revolution II" held earlier this year at
> Stanford. It also comprises the on-line discussion forum. See:
> e. R&D. -- Mainly concerned with the technical component of bootstrapping, such
> as - prominently - the OHS development. In view of the rapid pace of
> development in this area, Nicholas C. has begun work on developing this part of
> the site.
> f. Engelbart in context. -- I am perceiving here a section with high-quality
> digests of co-evolutionary developments. Major source to be tapped here is the
> abundance of information posted to the Unrev-II forum. Each item should carry a
> A mock-up may be found at http://www.fleabyte.org/testbed/bi . But, please,
> don't read too much in it. It is merely an outline.
> It looks like that next month I shall have an opportunity to spend some time
> with the Institute. I hope to put the time to good use by meeting fellow
> volunteers and look forward to learn a lot from their expertise. Naturally, I
> am focusing on the Bootstrap website and am hoping to find some people with a
> keen interest in playing an editorial role.
> In the meantime, I like to know from people who care to commit themselves to do
> some of the a2h (Augment-to-html) conversions mentioned above.
> Eugene Eric Kim wrote:
> > The a2h.pl program is now available for your viewing pleasure from my web
> > site:
> > http://www.eekim.com/ohs/devel/a2h.tar.gz
> > I should have it installed this weekend (along with the appropriate
> > gateway), which will allow Doug to start uploading Augment documents to
> > the web. Although the code has limited utility, there are some
> > interesting things there:
> > - some documentation of Augment files
> > - description of things that need to be done that could easily become part
> > of the first rev of the OHS, including a link database and an XML->HTML
> > transcoder
> > Additionally, there's plenty of room to improve the script (written in
> > Perl), and it should be fairly easy to modify. Specifically, the parsing
> > could be a little more clever, and it should be really easy to write a
> > function that generates XML once we create the appropriate DTD. I'd
> > encourage people on the list to read the documentation and the code, to
> > make comments and ask questions on the list, and to modify the code to
> > accomplish some of the things on the To Do list.
> > -Eugene
> > --
> > +=== Eugene Eric Kim ===== firstname.lastname@example.org ===== http://www.eekim.com/ ===+
> > | "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they |
> > +===== can have an excuse to drink alcohol." --Steve Martin ===========+
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