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  1. Feb 2019
    1. human problem-solver and computer 'clerk,'

      In this scenario, the "clerk" is working for the "human problem-solver," who is in control of what the clerk gets for him (and in 1962 it's a "him!") and transparently provides the information requested. I can't help but think about the ways in which my daily interactions with digital intellect augmenters are not (only) controlled by me as a problem-solver coming in and telling the machines what I want, but (also) my requests for information and what I want it for are increasingly shaped by the "clerks." What the problem is, why I want to solve it, what information I think I can get, and how I approach that information are deeply influenced by the clerks around me and how I have learned to interact with them. And those who own the platforms I interact with, and their motivations for designing them as they do (for my benefit as well as for the sake of profit, usually).

  2. Dec 2018
    1. By 2006, Engelbart elevated ‘direct linking’ to the top of his list of user requirements, still largely unanswered, until now.

      I'd be curious if there was a record of this list somewhere...

  3. Nov 2018
    1. Today, we all use many parts of Engelbart’s prescient vision from fifty years ago – while some of the more profound parts remain still unrealized.

      Hmmm... I wonder which of the profound parts are yet unrealized?