you plan to come to the demo on MVB from 3-4
– note the location will be Room 373.
the demo, we will go to Soda Hall 306 for the main talk by Doug
the abstract for the talk. We hope to see as many of you as can make it.
those interested in the pre-talk Multivalent Browser demo, please see the
bottom of this email for
on where to go.
Berkeley Digital Library Seminar
April 8, 2002
Our Ability to Improve: A Call for Investment in a New Future
Douglas C. Engelbart, The Bootstrap Alliance
the past fifty years we have seen enormous growth in computing
- computing is everywhere and has impacted nearly everything.
this talk, Dr. Douglas Engelbart, who pioneered much of what we now
for granted as interactive computing, examines the forces that have
this growth. He argues that our criteria for investment in
are, in fact, short-sighted and focused on the wrong things.
proposes, instead, investment in an improvement infrastructure that
result in sustained, radical innovation capable of changing
and expanding the kinds of problems that we can address
computing. In this talk, Dr. Engelbart describes both the
that we need to put in place and the capabilities that we must
in order to stimulate this higher rate of innovation. The talk
with a call to action for the Digital Library community, since
is a group that has both a stake in innovation and the ability to
further reference, see also www.bootstrap.org and the paper
High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware -
Douglas C. Engelbart, 1992
those interested in the MVB Demo: Directions
have requested this time so as to provide the BA-OHS-Talk community
opportunity to discuss with the designer/developer Tom Phelps (Wilensky
able to join us at this time) specifically how far the MVB might take us
as a stepping stone to the Hyperscope.
Park feels that a good candidate for the Intermediate File format is the
treasure that we might find
in the code that allows the MVB to access legacy files.
where to find out more about MVB http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/java/help/About.html
demo will be held in Room 373