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   Colloquium at Stanford
An In-Depth Look at "The Unfinished Revolution"
Session 10
The prototype DKR frontend 
Peter Yim1.*
- unedited transcript -

Great. first of all I guess most of you probably already know what we are talking about, but I noticed there are some newcomers so this might be a repetition. We went through this slide in Session 3. Essentially.


 . this is sort of front-end way by way of capturing colloquium inputs and the dialog. Obviously, in the center.

Engelbart: You have to use this so the people out there can see

Yim: Ok, first of all this in the center box that's the colloquium session, which is here, and of course we've got Doug's talk, we've got guest speakers, and we've got live participant contribution. We've got slides as some of you who go to the archive, or even of course you can go to the live, but I mean the live and the archived web cast you see slides that are synchronized, you've got the audio and video stream. One thing that is coming up, we don't have it yet, but it will be in a couple of weeks, we will have transcripts of all the sessions, I mean, one through ten. That would be sort of the colloquium session inputs. 

Apart from those, a lot of you have been responding on a weekly basis to the weekly questionnaires. On session one we had about 150 responses. And on the last few sessions, the numbers dwindling. I mean obviously sometimes they haven't been posted until fairly late, but we haven't had enough so please, please, please, I mean, go to the questionnaires and send in the responses. Can I see a show of hands how many don't know how to get to a questionnaire? Oh, one. If you go, do you know the website? The colloquium's homepage is and that is on the first slide of Doug's and it's actually live so if you go on the slides, it's click able. That takes you to the homepage and there's a little gray box called "news" and within news it says I mean if you click on to that it will say questionnaire. Another way to go there is within the navigation buttons; there is one called "Discussion." If you click discussion, it again takes you onto a page that will tell you how to get into discussions and how to get onto each of the weekly questionnaires. When you are done with the questionnaire and you submit it, anybody
tells me what happens? 

Student: You get survey results.

Yim: Right. Yes, you get the survey results live and then, less the verbatim responses. We have not published the verbatim responses yet. We still need manpower and bandwidth to analyze them. But they will be published on sort of an aggregate basis without direct linkage to the author or the person who made those responses except for one. Actually on questionnaire number ten, which isn't published yet, we will be asking you to maybe give an assessment of the colloquium that we can quote you on. That one we will quote you on with your name and destination. The others we will publish on a net aggregate basis. The last and most exciting one is sort of on our front-end is our on-line forum. 

How many in the class is in the online forum? Good, sort of 40% or so. Please again, I think that is a very exciting part of the entire colloquium. So far the number of people registered for the colloquium comes to about 1500 now. And we've only got, who has the latest number on the online forum, a hundred thirty something, right? So we have a hundred and thirty some people in the on-line forum so roughly about ten per cent or so. So we need more people there. But it is very exciting and the postings are great. Who has the latest number for number of postings? Eric maybe, five or six hundred postings by now. It's just marvelous. Please, that's a very exciting part of the colloquium. It's on-line, a lot of issues being discussed. And all those . if you are already there, you know how to get there. If you are not, maybe someone can help me by telling the rest of the class how to get sort of signed up into the on-line forum. Anyone. Ok, maybe I'll do it. Again, click on the discussion navigation button. It tells you how to get registered, how to sign up on to. We are using a commercial service called for our discussion. 

The discussion group is called and among other things there are a whole bunch of services that supported the one that is being used most now, which is the threaded discussion and there are three ways you can get to the messages. One is to have those messages sent to your mailbox, two is to have the messages sent to you on a daily basis as a digest so that the whole days messages are spindled in one correspondence and sent to your mailbox. The third way is not to get it at all but at your leisure you go to the site and view it yourself. That's as far as ONElist is concerned but we have also taken one step further and converted through hypermail, converted all the exchanges into HTML pages, and again they are available as an archive if you navigate from the colloquium homepage. Again it is the discussion button, click on the discussion button, there is a button called archive. For the archive, to access the archive you need the user name password pair that is also the same one you got when you registered with Stanford. If any of you forgot that send e-mail to me or to It's the same user name password pair that will get you into the archive web cast in the future, and get you into the archive discussion group, and so on. As you read the online forum supports a lot more services than just the threaded discussions. I made a posting recently that there are like six or seven different services that are supported, so please try to make the best out of it. Back to Doug.

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