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Packages: EBS Personal Link
A comprehensive aid to keeping track of, informed about, and in touch with, one's personal coterie of family, friends, colleagues and contacts in the Internet age. Topics:
name and address,
fax and email,
This package allows you to register the name and address of a new person or retrieve the details of one who has been already registered. Apart from his name and address, the kinds of detail you may then enter, amend or inspect for each person are:
- his telephone, fax and modem numbers and other communications data.
- a diary of your most recent contacts with him
- a free-form dossier containing all kinds of confidential information about him
- a formal profile of him comprising a selection of database-style attribute keys
- figures giving quantitative information about him such as business turnover
- a list of prescribed subjects and issues to which he is relevant
- a financial account of his dealings with you
- a list of mutual friends and other registered addressees whom he knows
Having entered or retrieved the details of a particular person, you may then at any time talk to him by
- by telephone - just double-click his Phone button
- by radio using the built-in transceiver control applet
Alternatively you can write to him by letter or send him a fax and Email.
Any type of computer file - text, image, database, word processor, executable etc. - may be sent to the person using the file transfer facility. This facility receives and sends files by modem over the public telephone network. For this it uses the person's data transfer number in his communication data. Provided both you and the person at the other end are suitably equipped, files can also be sent and received by radio.
This is an extension to personal link's integrated applet. It allows you to treat groups of people in the same way that the basic version of personal link allows you to deal with individuals. Thereby a group can have a postal address, communications data, a diary, dossier, profile, account, etc. just like an individual.
Individuals can be members of groups. Membership can be of two kinds:
- membership by design
- membership by default
Membership by design is where the individual is explicitly stated to be a member of a named group. For instance, a worker (individual) may be an employee (member) of a particular company (group), or a certain gentleman (individual) may be a member of a particular club (group). This kind of membership is indicated by reference.
Membership by default is where a person is a member of a particular group because he has the attributes or qualities which define him to be a member of that group. For instance, a person who responded to one of your mailshots may - by virtue of that alone - be a member of the group of invitees to a seminar you are about to stage. This kind of membership is determined solely by the settings of the individual's profile keys.
© July 1998 Robert John Morton