AIC Seminar Series
Towards an Interoperability Framework for Collaborative Tools
|Eugene Eric Kim||Blue Oxen Associates|
Date: Thursday, April 29th 2004 at 4:00pm
Location: EJ228 (Directions)
Almost 40 years ago, Doug Engelbart demonstrated the first
collaborative software tools at a conference in San Francisco. The
demonstration stunned the audience, who gave Engelbart a standing
ovation. In many ways, today's collaborative tools aren't
significantly better than the software demonstrated that day. One
of the biggest problems is that these tools do not interoperate well
with each other. Kim will discuss the need for a shared conceptual
framework for collaborative tools, which will help reveal new
possibilities for interoperability and improvement.
Eugene is Executive Director and cofounder of Blue Oxen Associates,
a socially-conscious think tank devoted to improving collaboration
and knowledge management. Previously, he worked as an independent
consultant, specializing in software development, project
management, and strategic planning, and before that, he was Senior
Technical Editor at Dr. Dobb’s Journal. He worked closely with Doug
Engelbart on the Open Hyperdocument System, and served on the Core
Planning Committee of Engelbart’s Bootstrap Alliance. Eugene has
written for a variety of publications, and is currently writing a
book on the history of free software. Eugene received his A.B. in
History and Science from Harvard University.
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