Ease of Use/Automate vs Augement

Question: Everybody is talking about making things easier to use and getting things automated. How important is it to augment the intellect rather than just automat it?
Answer: Automation has the implicit assumption that you are going to provide tools that are going to automate an existing process. The augment idea then...
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Keywords: Automate, ease of use, augment, coevolution,
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.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 2. 7/25/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, late in the evening by Frode Hegland @.


Copyright Doug Engelbart/Frode Hegland - 2000