A little delay in communication is a good thing. A post via Lilia Effimova and Jim McGee from Rory Perry. Not quite the original point, but one I’ve made recently. [and here] Speed of light interaction does not leave enough space (ha, space again) for memetic cultivation. A little time is need for organisation to […]
Entries from July 2003
0 July 27, 2003 at 4:27pm by Psybertron
0 July 27, 2003 at 3:59pm by Psybertron
Small Pieces, Loosely Joined – Dave Weinberger was never short of web hype (eg in the Cluetrain Manifesto), but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong. Far from it, this quote about the web in his latest book [Quote] Why has this simple technology sent a lightning bolt through our culture? It goes far beyond the Web’s […]
0 July 27, 2003 at 11:48am by Psybertron
Just an observation, but bloggers posting rates seem to be really down this summer. I’m down to one or two a week, typically because I’m doing work on other pages, or just too busy. Scary when Jorn, the granddaddy of them all, is only posting once a fortnight.
0 July 27, 2003 at 11:44am by Psybertron
Toy, Mirror, Art – Just a holding post to link to a paper by sci-fi author Paul Levinson, posted by Paul Kelly at [as we know it]. (Need to digest and brush up on McLuhan).
2 July 20, 2003 at 2:13pm by Psybertron
That old Brain vs Mind debate updated. You’ll know I’ve been following “Quantum Information Processing” for the past couple of years, well, “neurophilosophy” (previous post) got me thinking. Is it a “one” ? Is it a “zero” ? Yes its a Qubit I’ve been corresponding with Peter Marcer at the British Computer Society – Cybernetic […]
1 July 20, 2003 at 2:02pm by Psybertron
Neurophilosophy – A review by Isabel Gois (Kings College, London) of Brain-Wise – Studies in Neurophilosophy by Patricia Smith Churchland. [via NIBBS]. Not heard the word “neurophilosophy” before.
0 July 18, 2003 at 12:00am by Psybertron
Pisrig Timeline Update – Updated my Pirsig Pages with a significantly corrected and revised biographical timeline.
0 July 17, 2003 at 9:24pm by Psybertron
Dot Com Bubble Burst was Necessary ? Interesting post from Paul Kelly [as we know it] – with a discussion thread between us, about chaotic business cycles and the need for “believing-the-hype” risk-taking.
1 July 17, 2003 at 11:38am by Psybertron
The Rorty piece (“Wild Orchids and Trotsky“) which I blogged yesterday because of the Pirsig link, I read in its entirety last night. It’s an excellent insightful read so much so that I wonder why I’m struggling to read his “Mirror of Nature”. Any suggestions for a better lead into Rortian philosophy ? So much […]
2 July 16, 2003 at 3:46pm by Psybertron
Picked-up from an anonymous hit on the blog, I found this link between Rorty and Pirsig. Including the following from Rorty [Quote] At fifteen I escaped … by going off to the so-called “Hutchins College” of the University of Chicago. (This was the institution immortalized by A. J. Liebling as “the biggest collection juvenile neurotics […]
0 July 14, 2003 at 11:09pm by Psybertron
On-line Rubaiyat – Via Rivets, but relevant to Pirsig too.
0 July 14, 2003 at 10:53pm by Psybertron
0 July 7, 2003 at 11:08pm by Psybertron
Google Toolbar Installed – Neat little toolbar from Google, now includes BlogThis from Blogger. BTW Blogger is improving rapidly since acquisition by Google. Features are still behind heavyweights like Moveable Type, Radio and Drupal, but the convenience and responsiveness of support is dare I say quite impressive. Keep it up EvHead and the guys.
0 July 7, 2003 at 10:44pm by Psybertron
Pirsig Pages Update – I’ve added a significant update to my Pirsig pages to include a link to my new map of the ZAMM route. (It’s a frames page, to enable a changing information panel as you move across each of the points en-route, but I think I’ve done the decent thing and ensured all […]
0 July 7, 2003 at 11:05am by Psybertron
Tell us something we didn’t know. This just in – politics is a cynical business apparently. A review in the Grauniad of Mark Curtis “Web of Deceit“. [via Jorn] Documented evidence is always handy though. More evidence of the power of metaphor too, linking this to the current WMD spat between government spin-doctor Campbell and […]
0 July 7, 2003 at 10:59am by Psybertron
Story of the Alexandria Library – A pet interest of mine, blogged earlier. [via Jorn]
0 July 4, 2003 at 11:55pm by Psybertron
Rhiz-O-Mat and Post-Modernists – On-line resource on Deleuze and Guattari’s “Anti-Oedipus”. [via Rivets] Also this “Everything Post-Modern“site on Post-Modernist resources.
0 July 4, 2003 at 11:35pm by Psybertron
Intentional Metaphors Mislead – Eureka Alert [via Jorn]. Naive story, but useful documented evidence of (a) metaphors are all there is, (b) anthropomorphic metaphors can be particularly misleading, and (c) no-one ever said anything without intent anyway, not even a “scientist”, whatever one of those is.