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Starfire Boardroom Meeting

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The Plot

Julie is giving a multimedia presentation to the Board of Directors (where some of the members are attending remotely). She is proposing that the company start manufacturing a car designed by her division. Her rival, Mike, springs a surprise during the meeting and claims that Julie's car will not sell well since a previous attempt at a similar car failed. Julie uses her laptop computer to search a remote information base on the spot and discovers that an earthquake was the reason for the disappointing sales of the previous car.

The search follows a series of hyperlinks from the document that her nemisis has produced to the difinitive proof that his argument had no merit. This methodology, which we proposed in early 1992, maps directly onto the world wide web that would soon emerge. We did go one step further, in assuming human agency in developing relevance in documents, as opposed to depending on bots and agents.

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