Christopher J. McRae (
Fri, 14 Jan 94 14:55:45 -0800

Where Are We Going, and Why?

A panel discussion in two parts, featuring...
Dale Dougherty O'Reilly & Associates
Barry Leiner Internet Activities Board and USRA
Clifford Lynch UC Division of Library Automation
Marty Tenenbaum Enterprise Integration Technologies
Terry Winograd Stanford University

Part 1: The Global/National Internet Community
The first part of the meeeting will be a general discussion about the
state-of-the-art in (internet-based) information systems and where it
is/should-be/will-be going. How do the Internet community and Internet-based
information tools fit into the development of a National Information
Infrastructure in the U.S.? What is the future of Internet-based information
systems? What are the biggest obstacles facing us in the next five

Part 2: The S.F. Bay Area Internet Community (i.e. SIGWEB)
The second part of this meeting will focus more narrowly on how the local
community, i.e. SIGWEB, fits into the vision(s) elucidated in the first part.
Our intention is for the meeting to help forge a more solid identity/mission
for the group. Who are we? Why do we show up for these meetings? Where are
we each/all going? What is the role of SIGWEB? If there's anything else we
should be doing, who is willing/able to do it and what kind of help do you

Prepared statements will be kept to a minimum, this is an audience
participation free-for-all. Please come prepared to join in the discussion.

Location: Amdahl Corporation - Sunnyvale, CA
Date: February 3rd, 1994
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Directions to be announced shortly.

Christopher McRae
President, SIGWEB 415/242-9623
Project Manager
O'Reilly & Associates, Publishers 510/540-6036