RE: Article on Ozzie's Groove (Was: defining what we mean by "collaboration")

From: Bob Weiner (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 08:23:14 PST

See the above URL for an active article with Ray Ozzie describing
his view of the significance of Groove Networks' work. He brings
up many pragmatic points about the corporate IT jungle and sometimes
disconnected lives of Internet users that should be paid careful
attention to in any collaborative scenarios that hope to achieve
widespread use.

For example, one of the reasons the web server model succeeded
where many prior hypermedia efforts failed was because it utilized
an existing Internet channel (telnet) and put only minimal requirements
on people's server infrastructures. I agree with Doug Engelbart that
high performance collaborative work will require fundamentally new
tool and human/social infrastructures but as in every evolutionary
process, there should be a series of rather small changes put in
place that allow a broader population to "get their feet wet" and
better understand why they would want to shift their work practices
into a specific collaborative model.

I'm new to this list but old to the Bootstrapping concepts and
Augment/NLS model (about 11 years of background at one level or
another studying this stuff and using related ideas in system
models). When I have more time later this week, I'll introduce myself to
the list and describe some areas where I hope to be of help.


Bob Weiner

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