D@50 One Sentence Descriptions

Goals for the 50th anniversary of Doug’s Demo as described by the original team:


“It is an event that, by leveraging the existing capacity of large scale collaboration via Internet, will demonstrate co-created collaborative environments of the future that will help solve 21 century global challenges”



“Augment our ability to put together accordion discussions, where users can change the view, expand and collapse and easily get to grips with the discussion, which then leads on to accord and actionable items.”

In order to achieve this, we need to build, as Jack so perfectly puts it:

“An open source collaboration ecosystem”

It annoys me, but no more than a mountain in my path, that in order to build this reality we will have to build something of a technical infrastructure and that this may cost money.

For example, we need active links: An idea which could only live in an active link environment with servers accessible to help: When someone copies an item from, fx. a list and intends for it to be a To Do item, the original location should be informed of who copies it and the purpose of the copy (as to do item) and it should stay connected  so that when the user clicks Done in whatever To Do system they use, the original location should be informed of the status change and be able to set the original items status to Done.


“Finish Doug’s Work: Implement and Document his Big Ideas!”

Douglas Makepeace


“Facilitating improved truth-seeking journeys is our Aristotelian Final Cause.”

Jack Park

“Co-create and launch the proposed large-scale collaborative environment platform’s pilot demonstration at the 2018 Silicon Valley Super-Event Celebration of the Internet founders and their successful startups, while generating sustained promotion and funding, through the on-going Super-Event Program.”

Stan Gould

“I think the one-liner for us is ‘do something’ and maybe also ‘build something'”

Vint Cerf


“Doug2018 demonstrates advances in augmenting human capacity to address wicked and anthropogenic problems, through networked software technologies for harvesting and applying global knowledge married with social technologies for clarifying and augmenting personal and collaborative group intention, wisdom and decision making.”

Mark Szpakowski

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