So, just like on the draft and moderation, I think they are things where the technology can provide some enabling capabilities to more widely disseminate… that’s sort of coordination-cooperation of activities in an open manner. That doesn’t solve the problem but it allows you to perhaps to make those dependencies more visible and… you it says we’re talking about collaborative development of a new product with the customer, what are the expectations on when we need to reach a consensus, what are the expectations on when this product might be in a formal and can be produced, if there are explicit expectations about those in terms of dates or dates of dependencies. let’s make that subject to discussion as well. So people have some sort of notion on what we should be converging to and… Again this is bottom-up sort of coordination based upon points of rendez-vous. You know it’s not top-down, you know sort of saying we are trying to schedule everyone’s day between now and the end of the month in terms of you gonna spend five minutes working on that, and twelve minutes working on that.
Greg Lloyd – That’s sort of coordination-cooperation of activities
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