Craig W. Thompson

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T he Zeitgeist object-oriented database management systems, developed by Texas Instruments between 1985 and 1990,' supported applications in computer-aided design and manufacturing, software engineering, knowledge representation, and hypermedia systems. From the Zeitgeist project, we learned that these applications have widely varying database management(More)
M ilitary success requires executing high-tempo, coherent, decisive actions faster than an opponent can react—that is, decision dominance through command agility. Command agility means having the flexibility to grasp fleeting opportunities and being innovative, creative, and unpredictable in a manner that (even if low-tempo) increases confusion in the(More)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology promises benefits that accrue from being able to identify and track individual goods in commercial supply chains. This helps in inventory management, reduces theft, can be used in conjunction with other sensor technology to identify damaged goods, and promises cost reductions. The objective of this paper is(More)
T he advent and success of 3D social virtual worlds (SVWs) reveal challenges worth exploring for both researchers and managers. In his famous science-fiction novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson envisioned the Internet evolving into what he called a " metaverse, " a 3D virtual reality (VR)-based space in which people interacted and communicated with each other(More)
Conventional natural language interfaces suffer from several ease-of-use problems. They require a user to type and to formulate questions in a way that the system can understand. They have high failure rates which often frustrate users, and users often do not use features of the systems because they are unaware of them or don't trust them. In addition,(More)