Aug 30 1964, The Beatles met Bob Dylan and smoked their first joint. [via Jorn] Hmmm.
0 December 28, 2002 at 11:51am by Psybertron
0 December 28, 2002 at 11:43am by Psybertron
Just published final version of the Pinker – Blank Slate review.Created a comprehensive bibliography – an extensible who’s who, who published what works, who expressed what thoughts, who cites who, and who quotes what by who.Not quite ready for publication yet – technology issue – currently a couple of Excel spreadsheets only.
2 December 28, 2002 at 10:14am by Psybertron
[via James (Gerry) Gerard-Wolff] by Marianne Jones [Quote] My axioms were so clean-hewn, The joins of ‘thus’ and ‘therefore’ neat But, I admit Life would not fit Between straight lines And all the cornflowers said was ‘blue,’ All summer long, so blue. So when the sea came in and with one wave Threatened to wash […]
2 December 28, 2002 at 9:45am by Psybertron
Been reading Pinker, Dennett, Rousseau and Rawls in the break. Forming a view of rationalisation as compression (after simple equals powerful idea). Pinker refers to the entire left side (?) of the brain as the “baloney generator” designed to produce convincing sounding “arguments” in difficult situations. Humans have an innate comfort with the “rational” and […]
0 December 20, 2002 at 12:51pm by Psybertron
2, 4, 6, 8, Let’s All Collaborate [via Spike] Simple collaboration tools are best for knowledge management – e-mail, bulletin boards, blogs (?). Now there’s a surprise, but backed by better than anecdotal opinion.
0 December 20, 2002 at 12:39pm by Psybertron
WorkFlow Patterns [via Danny] Looks like an interesting resource – don’t know much about it, but it will be interesting to compare with BPMI.
0 December 16, 2002 at 5:58pm by Psybertron
Behavioral Science is not for Sissies. My review of Steven Pinker’s The Blank Slate (the above quote from p.121). I believe this will be an important work in my research into understanding knowledge, so much so that I felt the need to post a review even though I’m only half-way through. You get some flavour […]
0 December 16, 2002 at 12:29am by Psybertron
Mentioned earlier I’d started reading Dennet. Finished Eco’s Kant and the Platypus – need to review. Also re-started Pinker’s Blank Slate – excellent rail against all or nothing political correctness – just because nurture / culture are big drivers of actual motivations and behaviour why discount innate propensities and capabilities of the human mind (human […]
0 December 13, 2002 at 11:06am by Psybertron
Creativity and Cognition via [brainjuice] and [rivets]. Some interesting material and people – no link to Clive Holtham ?
0 December 13, 2002 at 10:50am by Psybertron
Dawning on DVD via [consumptive] via [gimbo]. Have both 2001 and 2010 on DVD. Have to agree that the dawn of man sequence is so important – Planet of the Apes ? Do me a favour !
0 December 12, 2002 at 3:42pm by Psybertron
WebLogs in Meatspace via [curry]. Dave Winer’s plan for a face to face conference of bloggers. No apparent decision on location, but the comments out there in blogland suggest there can be no ideal place. Wait and see. The intent is to model it on Davos.
0 December 12, 2002 at 3:39pm by Psybertron
The Zen of Programming. Jim Waldo via the Bright Eyed Mr Zen. [Quote] …. all require that the programmer change …. we need to give up a measure of control and accept that we cannot have full knowledge of the systems we are building …. we will know is a minimum set of behaviors …. […]
0 December 12, 2002 at 8:55am by Psybertron
Started reading Daniel Dennet – The Intentional Stance last night. A collection of his essays old and new, as a prelude to his forthcoming book on mind and consciousness. Good read so far and looking like a good introduction to this important writer that I’ve not read so far. Instant reinforcement of motivation or purpose […]
0 December 10, 2002 at 12:47pm by Psybertron
Lifecycle of a Big Idea. Sally Bean via Knowledge Board. Can’t quite get my head round the concept of “Open Space” events in the originating article – sounds just like TQM Brainstroming to me – but this is at least amusing. Intersting article also from KB – “Generations of Knowledge Management” tries to counteract the […]
0 December 10, 2002 at 12:20pm by Psybertron
We Didn’t Start the Fire. Thanks to Rivets for this one. (Turn your sound on) A bit literal but pretty neat all the same.
0 December 10, 2002 at 11:47am by Psybertron
The Beach at Scheveningen. Thanks to Adam Curry for this BBC link. A bit of a tortuous one, but the beach at Scheveningen is a place I’ve spent many a knowledge modelling moment in recent years, meeting generic information modellers in Den Haag / The Hague.
0 December 10, 2002 at 11:40am by Psybertron
Jorn’s Fractal Thicket. Originating in 1993. Made several references to this as an intersting alternative to simple hierarchies, and was led back to it from Jorn’s Knowledge Representation Timeline. Reification, complexity, fractality, physical fundamentals at incredibly fine-grained scale, whilst realities of everyday life very broad brush. Still avoids “chaos” ? Evocative of Seth’s idea of […]
0 December 2, 2002 at 1:49pm by Psybertron
Skilled Incompetence Par Excellence. Cringley’s latest is actually a review of the inevitability of P2P, but he uses the story of BP (Anglo-Persian Oil) vs Mellon (Gulf Oil) as an example of how the official encumbent (BP) managed to spin out (and presumably rationally justify it business-wise) failing to find oil in Kuwait for 22 […]
0 November 29, 2002 at 5:45pm by Psybertron
Spiral Linking. Whilst investigating back-linking options the issue of exponentially increasing links that link to each other has been bugging me for several weeks. Some recursive web that might explode to consume all the web resources in some unstoppable nightmare – I’ve seen it happen on mail servers with automated replies anyway. This particular story […]
0 November 29, 2002 at 5:32pm by Psybertron
OK, What’s a Quine ? Via (Miscoranda). Named after the eponymous “Van”, but not apparent why.[I guess I'll have to research Hofstadter to work that out.]Picked up on Miscoranda via the backlink from the Heisenberg story.
0 November 29, 2002 at 5:23pm by Psybertron
Nonaka’s Knowledge Model. Thanks to Spike for this link to the Knowledge Board summary of Nonaka’s stuff.Made several references to Nonaka earlier but this is a neat summary.[Added Spike's blog to the side bar links - looks like some thoughtful contributions to the debate.]