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Self-organizing systems

Self-organizing systems – overview of detailed examples of self-organizing systems: includes related article about the importance of self-organizing systems SELF-ORGANIZING SYSTEMS The attention of many software developers has shifted to multi-user systems. These are not your multi-user systems of old, where a host controls a multitude of terminals, or even your new multi-user database, passively […]

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Design for community

Design for community – explicitness in software and system design To be explicit. what are some factors affecting the formation of a creative, collaborative gift-exchange community in the business world? Creating such communities, of course, s a fruitful business proposition. You may want one in your company, or with your strategic partners, or you may […]

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Performance support: worker information systems

Performance support: worker information systems – includes related article on performance support example What’s a company’s greatest asset, according to many annual reports? People, of course, not computers or even reusable code. This issue is about how to invest in people — albeit through the medium of reusable code and content, or electronic performance support. […]

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Lotus Notes at Price Waterhouse: community memory

Lotus Notes at Price Waterhouse: community memory – use of Lotus Development Corp.’s Notes information-sharing utility at Price Waterhouse LOTUS NOTES AT PRICE WATERHOUSE: COMMUNITY MEMORY Lotus recently formally announced Notes, a product first publicly discussed at the 1988 PC Forum (see Release 1.0, 88-3). It is a client-server tool, designed to help people build […]

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Resources & phone numbers

Resources & phone numbers RESOURCES & PHONE NUMBERS Greg Stikeleather, Ahal Software, (415) 988-2080; fax, (415) 988-2081 Jean Villanueva, America Online, (703) 883-1675; fax, (703) 883-1509; Jeanvl@aol.com Jack Rickard, Boardwatch Magazine, (303) 973-6038; fax, (303) 973-3731; jack.rickard@boardwatch.com Barry Berkov, CompuServe Information Services (CIS), (614) 538-4498; fax, (614) 457-0504 Steve Arnold, Continuum Productions, (206) 649-3300; fax, […]

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Resources: phone & fax numbers

Resources: phone & fax numbers – Directory John Warnock, Frank Boosman, Adobe Systems, (415) 961-4400; (415) 961-3769 Andrew Singer, Association for Software Design (Interval Research), (415) 3540870; (415) 354-0887 David Nagel, Apple Computer, (408) 974-5124; (408) 974-5334 Larry Tesler, Apple Computer, (408) 974-2219; (408) 974-1794 Robert Kavner, AT&T, (908) 221-6010; (908) 221-1211 Steven Buerkle, Axxis […]

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Avalanche Development’s FastTAG – it knows an object when it sees one

Avalanche Development’s FastTAG – it knows an object when it sees one – Text tools: beyond search and retrieval Most authors don’t bother to tag their text, or they use a specific formatting tool that’s different from the one required by most other delivery systems. This presents difficulties (which wouldn’t exist if the world were […]

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Website development tools – includes related articles on all-in-one solutions and Sapphire/Web Web server software

Website development tools – includes related articles on all-in-one solutions and Sapphire/Web Web server software – Technology Information Jerry Michalski When Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web using a NEXT workstation, his software allowed users to browse and edit. The two functions have since split. Many Web developers use trusty old Unix editing tools […]

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Tools for design: visual thinking

Tools for design: visual thinking As we noted last April (Release 1.0, 90-3), visual tools are ideal for expressing both sequences of procedures and flows of work among people, whether or not you intend to automate them. (And you can’t automate them effectively unless you can express them clearly.) These are concepts that inherently have […]

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Platforms for Communication Forum

Platforms for Communication Forum – March 20 to 23 Each year, the Forum raises issues that will play out in the year ahead. Last year, our theme was “content is key” — a theme echoed throughout 1993 as media giants and telecom and computer companies tried to converge with alliances, technology transfers, people moves and […]