Re: [unrev-II] Survey 7, under the shower and over drinks

From: Rod Welch (
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 03:45:45 PST

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    Great idea using senior people. It is an expanding resource, and many are
    wondering what to do before or after golf. How to capture their interest?
    Maybe Doug can give a talk at some events, or possibly a team can be formed
    to visit chat sites and put the word out that Doug has an exciting agenda
    that needs experienced, savvy people. Perhaps a composite Colloquium tape
    could be prepared showing the big issues Doug is pursuing and his vision
    for the future. It is a great opportunity.

    On your cogent concern the other day about reading books, when time
    permits, you might take a look at how the DKR may bring a partial
    solution. But, we need more than tools. We need legions of people with
    your special talent for explaining things in clear, concise language. As
    you know, it's not easy to capture the record, called out by Doug's
    reference to Bellinger's work. The DKR should make it more rewarding; but,
    it can't happen without people. With unemployment at record lows, where
    can get the right kind of people. You hit a home run on this one. See
    what you think...


    Henry van Eyken wrote:

    > From: "Henry van Eyken" <>
    > Further in reply to Joe's post and specifically to his comment, "How
    > about thinking of this 'penetration' just in terms of the motivated
    > individual involved in a motivated task group" &c.
    > Am I wrong in thinking that many, well qualified, motivated
    > individuals ought be found among retired executives? Experienced, no
    > longer caught up in the rush of things and no longer beholden, the
    > enjoyment of peer company and, yet, ready to fan out into wider slice
    > of society, good listeners, etc. Could't people like these make a
    > strong force for helping build momentum?
    > And if I am not wrong, how do we best capture their interest and
    > commitment? I guess that some people must already have thought of
    > this; what are their experiences with this track?
    > Henry
    > --- In, altintdev@w... wrote:
    > > How about thinking of this 'penetration' just in terms of the
    > motovated
    > > individual involved in a motovated task group with a goal that is
    > > clearly enough stated so as to occupy the majority of the group's
    > work
    > > energy. Now suppose you were able to deliver to this motovated
    > group a
    > > tool that can be easily shown to improve the effectivity of each
    > > individual contribution to the task as well as being leveraged into
    > the
    > > next higher level task.
    > >
    > > If the tool is compelling due to its efficiency and convenience,
    > and has
    > > (sufficient) permanence, then users will come to the tool. Think of
    > the
    > > technolgy that has been lost becasue the marked-up napkin and some
    > parts
    > > of the surrounding and futrue thoughts never made it into the
    > > repository!
    > >
    > > This known, then it becomes necessary to help define this tool by
    > adding
    > > detail to the OHS and DKR descriptions.
    > >
    > > I just finished reading the newest version of the W3C DOM Level 2.
    > It
    > > seems easy for me to see that XML is being designed especially for
    > > document information items of the nature we wish to use in the DKR.
    > > Also, the modern web browser, using the current HTML DOM, gives
    > > capabilties required for advanced hyperdocument processing.
    > >
    > > Best Regards,
    > > Joe D Williams
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