Initial Draft DOUG Initial Draft

 

The name ‘DOUG’ is an acronym for ‘Dialog for Online UnderstandinG’ and is of course a nod to Doug Engelbart who influenced us immensely. An 'audio glossary' is available on this site as a guide to some aspects of his thinking: audio glossary

 

This project is ambitious and it will take real work to gather the right requirements–let alone the means to implement it–so it will be worked on after we develop our own initial basic blogging collaboration tool Journal since the record of the work is as important as the work itself and therefore we don't want to be using commercial systems any more than we have to, since the companies can go out of business or change their data access at any point.

 

 

Goal

 

 

 

Criteria. The system must provide

 

 

 

Constraints. The system must

 

 

 

Implementation

 

We will spend quality time working on what this should be and not simply rush into preconceived ideas of what should be built.

 

 

Inspirations/Initial Experiments: Dynamic Views

 

The Dynamic Views concept grew out of Liquid | Author but development has not started. If it is to become a Future Text project it would be released and Open Sourced as well: liquid.info/view.html This will likely be a core component of the DOUG project but implementation and experimentation will be necessary to determine where they fit.