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[ba-ohs-talk] Event Monday (Blue Sky)

As Mozilla 1.0 is being wrapped up, I hope everyone is ready to start
thinking about what to do next. On Monday Doug Engelbart, inventor of
hypertext (independently of Nelson), groupware, the mouse, etc. will be
speaking at Berkeley about, among other things, his OHS/HyperScope project.    (01)

Before Doug's presentation, his hosts (Dr. Robert Wilensky and Tom Phelps)
are also planning to demo one of their own projects, the "Multivalent
Browser" (see http://http.cs.berkeley.edu/~phelps/Multivalent/), to Doug's
group. If some Mozilla developers are also interested, I'm sure they would
be happy to invite you as well--see the second message below.
Kevin Keck
keck@kecklabs.com    (02)

Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 01:53:19 -0800 (PST)
Subject: UCB Digital Library Project Seminar, Monday April 8 (Douglas
Engelbart)    (03)

---------------  PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE --------------------------    (04)

UC Berkeley Digital Library Seminar
Monday, April 8, 2002
306 Soda Hall 
4:00-5:30pm    (05)

Improving Our Ability to Improve: A Call for Investment in a New Future    (06)

Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, The Bootstrap Alliance    (07)

Abstract:    (08)

In the past fifty years we have seen enormous growth in computing
capability - computing is everywhere and has impacted nearly everything.
In this talk, Dr. Douglas Engelbart, who pioneered much of what we now
take for granted as interactive computing, examines the forces that have
shaped this growth.  He argues that our criteria for investment in
innovation are, in fact, short-sighted and focused on the wrong things.
He proposes, instead, investment in an improvement infrastructure that
can result in sustained, radical innovation capable of changing
computing and expanding the kinds of problems that we can address
through computing.  In this talk, Dr. Engelbart describes both the
processes that we need to put in place and the capabilities that we must
support in order to stimulate this higher rate of innovation.  The talk
closes with a call to action for the Digital Library community, since
this is a group that has both a stake in innovation and the ability to
shape its direction.    (09)

For further reference, see also www.bootstrap.org and the paper
Toward High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware -
Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, 1992
http://www.bootstrap.org/augdocs/augment-132811.htm    (010)

From: "Mei Lin Fung" <meilin@ix.netcom.com>
Organization: MLF Associates Inc.
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:13:23 -0800
To: <ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org>
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] Upcoming Talk by Doug at UC Berkeley' s Digital
Libraries Seminar, 4 - 5:30 pm April 8    (011)

A couple weeks back, several notes were exchanged about the Robert
presentation on the Multivalent Browser at Xerox PARC.    (012)

Doug was there and was interested in following up. Since then,
he has been invited to speak by Robert at their Seminar.    (013)

Right now, we are working with Robert to see if we can arrange for
a demonstration of the Multivalent Browser/Multivalent Document
developed by Tom Phelps and Robert Wilensky for those in Bootstrap
interested in checking this out.
This will probably take place 3-4 pm just prior to the seminar.    (014)

Let me know if you are interested in the demo - if we get it set up, I
will send you a note.    (015)

The 4 pm seminar is open to the public, directions below.    (016)

Feel free to let others know about the seminar.    (017)

Directions:    (018)

The UC Berkeley digital library seminar takes place in 310 Soda Hall.    (019)

REMEMBER - parking is awfully hard in Berkeley, allow lots of time to
find parking and
then find your way to the talk.    (020)

    The page http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Campus/Directions/#soda gives
    directions to Soda Hall from any freeway.    (021)

    You can see a large map of the Berkeley campus at
    http://www.berkeley.edu/campus_map/maps/large_map.html.    (022)