DYNAMIC PROTOTYPING TOOL for INTELLIGENT ADVISORY DIALOGS
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
A master computer and a slave computer connected thereto are programmed to enable the master to form a preemptive communication link with the slave. When the link is exercised, the slave keyboard no longer controls the slave display; instead, the master can send a prepared message or a composed message to the slave. After the message is DYNAMIC PROTOTYPING TOOL FOR INTELLIGENT ADVISORY DIALOGS - Continued received by the slave, the slave can return to its previous screen and state or may solicit further input from the master. Preferably, the master conveys "help" messages to the slave when requested by a user at the slave or when deemed appropriate by an assister at the master. In the figure, respective actions of a slave personal computer and a master personal computer used in a preemptive communication link are shown.