Re: Towards a summary of documents

From: Henry K van Eyken (
Date: Sat Nov 04 2000 - 08:58:20 PST

There is paydirt in the offing, piles of it.

If only those important, now so static archives of publications like the N.Y.
Times and The Economist could be turned into dynamic archives, i.e. DKRs by
continual judiceous digesting ...

My concept of an ezine is one that is a repository to begin with. The daily news
goes straight away into the repository and is immediately subject to digestion.
Fresh copies of news and articles go onto the frontpage for their traditional,
temporary stay in the public eye.

All this does not obviate the need for permanent static archives. Yesterday, we
were looking for a NYT article two or three years old. An important article. It
had gone to Niffleheim. Well, presumably they have it still on microfiche ...


Jack Park wrote:

> At today's meeting with Henry and other bootstrappers at SRI, Henry advanced
> the concept of a web site that, itself, would become a kind of DKR. That
> concept involves many different but interrelated ideas, including an online
> e-zine related to OHS development.
> One of the most important ideas is that of a kind of summarization of the
> many threads/themes that have passed through the Unrev2 mailing list. It
> seems that this could be handled in several ways, all of which includes
> necessity of passionate editorial volunteers. If I recall rightly,
> has all threads archived in hypermail (or words to that
> effect).
> I have been asked to begin the process of solicitation of interest and
> action in the direction of producing topical summaries. This could be the
> effort of one, lone, towering individual, or it could be a kind of
> collaborative comprised of several towering individuals who divide up the
> territory, say, by thread, and accomplish the task.
> Given that there really does exist the framework by which the entirety of
> Doug's vision as expressed in the Unrev2 series at Stanford may become a
> reality, let me take this opportunity to suggest that those readers of this
> post who are capable of taking on some aspect of this summarization task
> please notify either this list <click reply, type YES, click send> or
> forward a YES to, say, <> or me
> at <> .
> Profound thanks in advance.
> Jack Park
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