When time permits, keep us posted on progress with udanax. There is a lot of
ferment in the KM arena, but little is being implemented in daily work, due to
the viscosity of tradition and culture. Everything that gets adopted is aimed
at doing traditional tasks faster, better, cheaper. But, breakthroughs in
productivity require a break with the old ways. Ted Nelson, Doug Engelbart and
others have sounded the alert, but there is more to be done. Another example of
the challenge comes from a professional event on 940612...
An example from medical management on 991101 may seem familiar...
Thus, the challenge universal and overwhelming, classic issue of not seeing the
trees in the forest.
roger gregory wrote:
> Thanks for the pointer, I noticed all the pointers to the xanadu/udanax stuff,
> I'm trying to follow this list, but I haven't had time to keep up. I barely
> have time to work on the udanax.com stuff, and none at all to update that site.
> Rod Welch wrote:
> > Sheldon,
> > Thanks very much for sharing personal experience, reminding once again that
> > necessity drives invention, and entails balancing competing demands for family
> > and making a living, with outside research, which somehow leads to an important
> > advance for OHS development.
> > A humorous example of John Lennon's axiom that "life is what happens to us while
> > we are making other plans," is a look at at the "real story" of how Newton
> > developed a theory of gravitation, and then what happened...
> > http://www.welchco.com/sd/08/00101/02/00/03/05/144403.HTM#L520854
> > Rod
> > SNighthawk@aol.com wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello Again -
> > >
> > > At the risk of jumping out of the context of the current thread, I wanted to
> > > add just a bit of background on where my use of the Magic Lense came from and
> > > what I liked about it.
> > >
> > > The very short version is this - both my kids have Learning Disabilities and
> > > perceptual problems, and I've spent most of the past several years
> > > researching the way they visually perceive things, which is quite different
> > > than the "norm". In addition, I've worked on ways to compensate for the
> > > neurological activities that render their visual senses unreliable, along
> > > with the cognitive processes that accompany them.
> > >
> > > I latched onto the Magic Lens a few years ago when I was devising exercises
> > > to force hand/eye coordination and other neurological activity. What they
> > > did for my kids was force the eye to track the hand movements a little more
> > > aggressively than the standard mouse/cursor/menu setup. However, I never got
> > > past this initial stage due to the need to deal with real life (pay bills).
> > > However, I liked the concept enough to adapt it to the Hypermail Browser as
> > > an exercise to see how it worked in a practical application.
> > >
> > > Thanks for listening!
> > >
> > > ---Sheldon
> Roger Gregory
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> San Francisco, ca 94129
> (415) 292-6071
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