Many decades ago, I worked for Control Data Corporation (CDC), where the venerable Seymour Cray created generation after generation of early super computers. One of Cray's favorite truisms concerned the need to hire bright, young engineers because they didn't yet know that the problems on the frontiers of technology were impossible to solve. Following this impeccable logic from this early cyber innovator, CAI/SISCo hired a Phd candidate as a summer intern and gave him this tasking:
- Free the information imprisoned in the thousands of Powerpoint presentations that CAI/SISCo has generated over the years; and
- Accession the freed information to our Lotus Notes-based InfoCenter.