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 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
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.