And now I'd like to stop a minute and just make sure
you understand we're shifting to the real working stuff
in case you wouldn't recognize it otherwise. We've had
-- we use this tool to do our daily work. And it's our
system, this time-sharing system. We've gone from getting
one console, to getting about six working, then twelve.
When we talk about NLS being the on-line system, a very
general term, it's going to be NLS for many, many years,
an on-line system that has evolved. We consider it to
be primarily an instrument and a vehicle for helping humans
to operate within a domain of complex information structures.
We start by building an instrument that we could sit
at and work during our day to organize the kind of working
information we need as a task force developing systems.
We needed to write our specifications, our plans, our
programs, our users' guides, our documentation, our reports,
and even our proposals.