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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] AmTech?

Ah. I see that Jack beat me to the punch and in doing so offered a
couple of items of info I learned from. Thanks, Jack.    (01)

There is indeed an expectation that the "critical missing piece," as
Doug referred to the OHS during the Unrev-II Colloquium of 2000," will
come to fruition. At this point it behooves us to give more thought to
what comes beyond the OHS or OHS-like softwares that are becoming
available. Our thoughts go to people using the tool to co-operate in the
solving, as much as possible, of complex, urgent problems. In part these
are problems within corporations and governmental and non-governmental
institutions, or of projects various such organizations are engaged in
collaboratively. It is well, perhaps, to refresh ourselves a little
about Networked Improvement Communities (NICs) and metaNICS, and about
Doug's view of frontier outposts. More about these may be found in the
Colloquium transcripts, today still at
www.bootstrap.org/colloquium/transcipts.html . (Incidentally, work is
underway to further correct  imperfections in those transcripts - the
mills of the gods grind slowly.) A look at the page just mentioned shows
many invited talks about a wide range of subjects surrounding Doug's
core messages. They deal with software and with societal issues. Don't
overlook Peter Yim's "The Prototype DKR" in Session 3.    (02)

In short, with the coming availability of the tools, it is well to think
about how to put them to good use in the interest of society as a whole.    (03)

Henry    (04)

Michael Crusoe wrote:    (05)

> This snippet has graced the top off bootstrap.org for the last couple
> of days.
> "April 19, 2002
> This site will become that of the Bootstrap Alliance
> During the past ten months, the Bootstrap Institute has been working
> with Amtech-USA toward revitalizing the Bootstrap Alliance, an
> organization of stakeholders in propagating the vision of the
> Institute's principal, Dr. Douglas Engelbart, which is to learn how to
> dramatically boost the performance of organizations, teams, and
> individuals. Critical here is the further development of an open
> hyperdocument system (OHS) for optimizing online collaboration within
> and among commercial and non-profit organizations.
> As part of the effort the Bootstrap website has been redesigned to
> better suit the functioning of the Alliance. Within the next few days
> www.bootstrap.org will no longer find a site named Bootstrap
> Institute; instead it will find the Bootstrap Alliance."
> I googled for AmTech (both site:bootstrap.org and -site:bootstrap.org)
> and didn't come up with much information except that "AmTech is a
> non-profit whose business is to facilitate the formation and ongoing
> business operations of formal collaborative alliances, largely for
> NASA." http://www.bootstrap.org/ba-org.htm#2A
> Just wondering if I missed something important, or if anybody knows
> anything else about this.
> --
> Michael Crusoe
> Student at large    (06)