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An Immediate Prioritywas: http://www.bootstrap.org/alliance/wip/unrev2/current_priorities.html saved March 2000


DKR Specification

Doug took the first steps in this phase of the project by attracting world experts to a series of 10 sessions, led by Doug, held at Stanford University in early 2000, In general these leaders were invited to share comments upon the general state of human system/tool system co-evolution and to suggest ideas and visions of the past and future of computer and related technologies. As these sessions progressed other contributions from the local and world-wide audience were accumulated, and following these sessions, SRI has sponsored a weekly, two hour meeting of interested parties, chaired by Doug to explore how this experience can help the human tasks of coping with complex problems. Out of these experiences has come a sweeping, human-oriented design for a tool and a process for knowledge management.The result is a human/machine symbiosis to augment human thinking in ways that will increase our ability to collaboratively investigate and solve complex problems.

The Dynamic Knowledge Repository has a simple goal. Provide a set of users with the best possible process to accumulate, create, and use knowledge content that helps themselves and others comprehend and respond to a problem or achieve a goal. The details of this process involve defining and implementing functionality of the repository interface with users, and management of an evolving set of interrelated shared hyperdocuments. For purpose of discussion, this project is considered in two parts: The Dynamic Knowledge Repository, a local or distributed knowledge domain, and the Open Hyperdocument System, a local interface to interact with a DKR. Together the DKR and OHS provide aunique example of human systems/tool systems co-evolution, helping us cope with with urgent problems on a Global as well as Personal scale. Doug Englebart's vision of improving the capacity to address knowledge management applications is manifested as a fundamental design element of this project. The Open Source Open Standard character of the core design provides interoperabliltiy with existing and forseeable WWW technology.
So why wouldn't this be about the best Grand Challenge that you could start out with?

– Improving your capability to deal with Grand Challenges.–

Doug is advocating A bootstrapping process that can serve as a Grand Challenge for the next decade.
The Information Utility:
Make it easy for everyone to store, organize, access, and analyze the majority of human information online."

"We would like to honor him and his work, his vision and his dedication to augmenting us, not simply automating us."

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