|The Knowledge Management System began evolving in 1972, when a team from Carnegie-Mellon University began development on ZOG.
This system was eventually installed on board an aircraft carrier in 1983, the USS Carl Vinson. It consisted of 28 networked workstations, providing
a task management system and on-line procedure manuals. Two of the team that researched the ZOG project, Donald McCracken and Robert Akscyn, formed a company in 1981
called Knowledge Systems. They began work on a product that they called Knowledge Management System. They implemented this product as a distributed
database using Sun and Apollo workstations (noted for their high graphics resolution). A noteable feature of KMS is the lack of windows, pull down menus
etc. The user interface has been kept as simple as possible so that the KMS user doesn't have to learn lots of things to use it.|