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  1. Mar 2019
    1. Joe understands this and explains that he will do his best to give you the valid conceptual feel that you want—trying to tread the narrow line between being too detailed and losing your over-all view and being too general and not providing you with a solid feel for what goes on.
    2. The costs of such displays are now quite high—ranging from $20,000 to $60,000, depending upon the symbol repertoire, symbol-structure display capacity, and the quality of the symbol forms. One should expect these prices to be lowered quite drastically as our technology improves and the market for these displays increases.

      Engelbart articulating Moore's Law before it was officially established

    3. On displays of this sort, a light pen (a pen-shaped tool with a flexible wire to the electronic console) can be pointed by the human at any symbol or line on the display, and the computer can automatically determine what the pen is pointing at.
  2. Feb 2019
    1. On deflecting one of these levers to the right he runs through the book before him, each page in turn being projected at a speed which just allows a recognizing glance at each. If he deflects it further to the right, he steps through the book 10 pages at a time; still further at 100 pages at a time. Deflection to the left gives him the same control backwards.
    2. but we will not adopt it until we become more sure
    1. What possesses the amplified intelligence is the resulting H-LAM/T system, in which the LAM/T augmentation means represent the amplifier of the human's intelligence.
    2. we will have amplified the intelligence of the human by organizing his intellectual capabilities into higher levels of synergistic structuring.
    3. The realization that any potential change in language, artifact, or methodology has importance only relative to its use within a process' and that a new process capability appearing anywhere within that hierarchy can make practical a new consideration of latent change possibilities in many other parts of the hierarchy—possibilities in either language, artifacts, or methodology—brings out the strong interrelationship of these three augmentation means.
    4. Our culture has evolved means for us to organize the little things we can do with our basic capabilities so that we can derive comprehension from truly complex situations, and accomplish the processes of deriving and implementing problem solutions.

      Small steps are how we make progress through complexity: these small steps are converted into processes and our tools enhance the processes.

    5. It is the augmentation means that serve to break down a large problem in such a way that the human being can walk through it with his little steps
    6. integrated domain
    7. the explicit nature of future improved systems would be highly affected by (expected) changes in our technology or in our understanding of the human being
    8. evaluating the possible relevance of work and knowledge from existing fields and for assimilating whatever is relevant
    9. In such a future working relationship between human problem-solver and computer 'clerk,' the capability of the computer for executing mathematical processes would be used whenever it was needed. However, the computer has many other capabilities for manipulating and displaying information that can be of significant benefit to the human in nonmathematical processes of planning, organizing, studying, etc.
    10. giving the human the minute-by-minute services of a digital computer equipped with computer-driven cathode-ray-tube display, and (2) developing the new methods of thinking and working that allow the human to capitalize upon the computer's help.
    11. that any one such improvement can be expected to trigger a chain of coordinating improvements
    12. By "augmenting human intellect" we mean increasing the capability of a man to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension to suit his particular needs, and to derive solutions to problems.

      Augmenting Intelligence means increasing:

                    for Conclusive solutions
                   Complex problem situations
          to Comprehend               


    13. the "clerk" computes the information that one window will reflect strongly onto the roadway between 6 and 6:30 on midsummer mornings

      Calls to mind Alan Kay explaining Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad being used in similar ways https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=495nCzxM9PI