Pollard Predicts the Future of Communication – An interesting analysis of patterns of communication now and in the future from Dave Pollard.[Quote]I see the weblog becoming a ubiquitous communication medium, a proxy for every individual, where everything you want to know about that individual (which they have given you permission to see) can be called […]
Entries from August 2003
0 August 31, 2003 at 11:07pm by Psybertron
0 August 28, 2003 at 3:37pm by Psybertron
Complete BBC Archive On-line [Oblomovka] [via Jorn] Will it ever really happen ?
0 August 28, 2003 at 3:34pm by Psybertron
Chance and Stupidity have Changed History – Top Ten history books by Terry Deary in the Guardian [via Jorn]. Particularly interested in No.7 The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity have Changed History by Erik Durschmied. Reminds me of “Tipping Point” [see Ton]. One of my themes is chaos / catastrophe and the fact that […]
0 August 26, 2003 at 12:02pm by Psybertron
Res Cogitans – Interesting blog from Steven Fettig in Wisconsin. Makes link to Spike Halls’s blog. Added to side-bar.
0 August 18, 2003 at 10:53am by Psybertron
John F Sowa – An interesting source of more philosophically based knowledge modelling material for the world of electronic communications from an ex-IBM consultant John F Sowa. [via Onno][via Matthew]. Biog includes MIT, Harvard and VUB (home of Heylighen and Principia Cybernetica), and as well as on-line parts of Sowa’s “Knowledge Representation” he includes a […]
0 August 16, 2003 at 12:01pm by Psybertron
Coherence Engine – An interesting new blog from Geoff Cohen.
2 August 16, 2003 at 11:46am by Psybertron
West Met East – Metaphorically Speaking – Resturned from China. Suprisingly I didn’t get to read Northrop as much as expected, because I’d just received Lakoff and Johnson’s “Metaphors We Live By” the morning I departed. I’ve just finished the book itself on the flight back, just the afterword added to the 2003 edition to […]
0 August 8, 2003 at 10:42pm by Psybertron
Be Happy – A page from Francis Heylighen at Principia Cybernetica that I hadn’t noticed before. Interesting in a Pirsig / Values / MoQ context ?
0 August 8, 2003 at 10:34pm by Psybertron
West Meets East – Off to China for a week’s buisness. Will anyone believe me, that it’s purely coincidence I’m in the middle of reading Northrop’s Meeting of East and West ?!
0 August 8, 2003 at 10:24pm by Psybertron
Holochory Rules OK – The world really is just a hologram, well maybe says Scientific American. [indirectly via Apothecary questioning the Delphic Oracle]. Seems this concept is becoming more mainstream after previously being touted by the British Computer Society and its Quantum Information Processing mission statement. Suspend disbelief ….The world IS information.Information IS a fundamental […]
0 August 6, 2003 at 8:59am by Psybertron
Business Blogging – A collection of links from Lilia Efimova, selling the value of K-Blogs to businesses. An excellent presentation from Nick Finck, plus this quote via John Robb [Quote] knowledge workers spend 35% of their productive time searching for information, while 40% of the corporate users report that they cannot find the information they […]
0 August 4, 2003 at 1:11pm by Psybertron
Minority Groups, Women and Julian Baggini – Julian Baggini writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education [via NIBBS] on the Philosophy, Science and Humanities triangle as perceived on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Some interesting points actually, though personally I have trouble with Julian’s style.
0 August 4, 2003 at 1:04pm by Psybertron
More Nature v Nurture of Psychology – Shankar Vedantam writing in the Washington Post [via NIBBS] on the subject of evolutionary psychology – well sex actually, it sells newspapers apparently.
0 August 4, 2003 at 9:44am by Psybertron
Tom Peters is still at it – The latest buzz on web innovation from Tom Peters [via Seb] [via Russell Beattie] [via Dave Weinberger].
0 August 2, 2003 at 3:18pm by Psybertron
Psychological Feedback Over The Web ? Interesting piece from Spike Hall’s blog, also picked-up by Oliver Wrede. I posted comments on both. Illustrates how important the psychological feedback aspects of knowledge communication are. Metaphorically, if you can’t see into the eyes of the people you’re interacting with, how do you detect understanding, uncertainty, emotion, intent […]
0 August 2, 2003 at 2:31pm by Psybertron
Monstrous Knowledge Management – This article from Ton Zijlstra’s Interdependent Thoughts blog, similar to the post I made about the KM Bandwagon devaluing core intent of KM very rapidly, which prompted comment from Dave Pollard. Also interestingly, Ton’s next post is on the drying-up of blog-like networks. I posted on reduced blogging rates here too, […]
1 August 2, 2003 at 12:09pm by Psybertron
As you know, I’ve just started reading Northrop [Previous] [ Previous] and already hooked because he is straight into the pragmatic effects of the Catch-22 of the recursive argument about how absolute can a metaphysics be that includes it’s own definition. [Quote] the basic paradox of our time [is that] “sound” theory tends to destroy […]
0 August 1, 2003 at 5:22pm by Psybertron
No evidence Urizen has any common link with Zen ? Sparked off to look at Blake’s Urizen by the material on the home page of Brian Bauld, who hosts a copy of Geore Steiners “Uneasy Rider” New Yorker review of ZMM, amongst a lot of other gems. The Wikipedia entry on Urizen says [Quote] In […]
3 August 1, 2003 at 9:38am by Psybertron
Just received “The Meeting of East and West” by F.S.C. Northrop (MacMillan, 1946, 1st ed, 2nd impression) (just said that) and what a book. This is the volume that so influenced Pirsig on his troopship return from Korea in 1948. The book that turned a lateral drifter into pursuer of something important (ZMM25 p124). Anyway, […]
1 August 1, 2003 at 9:07am by Psybertron
Just received “The Meeting of East and West” by F.S.C. Northrop (MacMillan, 1946, 1st ed, 2nd impression) from MGBooks used bookstore @ URL:// 1013 Brice Road, Rockville, Maryland, 30 hours after confirming a standard flat-rate US-snail-mail order through Amazon’s used book service. I’m very impressed – with Marcy George, Amazon, the US Postal Service and […]