Saw this some time ago, but found the link here [via Rivets].
Entries from July 2004
0 July 29, 2004 at 9:11pm by Psybertron
0 July 29, 2004 at 9:04pm by Psybertron
Taste ? Quality ? Interesting article from Paul Graham about the subjectivity, but rightness, of taste. His students are clever but do they have taste ? Would they recognise the “strange beauty” in the design of an SR71 Blackbird ? Couldn’t help thinking of Pirsig’s quality.(Interesting reference also to form folowing functon.) [via Rivets]
0 July 28, 2004 at 9:51am by Psybertron
I’ve blogged two or three times before about Dutch and UK experiments with removing all road signs, speed limits and road markings and discovering increased road-safety due to the humans (yes, cars have humans inside them) having to rely on common sense and eye-contact to communicate and negotiate priorities etc. Picked this one up from […]
0 July 26, 2004 at 12:22pm by Psybertron
I’ve not yet finished reading Eco’s “The Name of the Rose” – great 14th century murder mystery with philosophers, inquisitors and church leaders thrown in – hard to spot where fact ends and fiction starts … anyway the point is I’ve also just received and started reading the 2nd edition (2002) of Nils Brunsson’s “The Organization […]
0 July 26, 2004 at 9:18am by Psybertron
Two interesting blogs here via Jack Vinson’s Jolt with Jack. This one “Open Source Knowledge” from Jack himself, quoting a blog by Karl Nelson. Also this from Peter Bailey’s Synop.Some great always-been-truisms quoted from Peter Drucker. Made my comments at source – follow those links.
0 July 16, 2004 at 11:56am by Psybertron
Following the Lisa Jardine trail … lots of interesting stuff Francis Bacon and Milton, to name a few … anyway … at the Center for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) … The Auchinleck Manuscript was probably created in London in 1330/1340-ish and is currently housed in the National Library of Scotland. This is an on-line […]
0 July 16, 2004 at 10:00am by Psybertron
Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary College, University of London and Honorary Fellow of King’s College Cambridge was interviewed on BBC Radio 4′s “Devout Sceptic” programme yesterday. An interesting person – atheistic, brought up in an orthodox Jewish extended family, though her parents were also atheistic intellectuals, but with a love of […]
0 July 9, 2004 at 9:55pm by Psybertron
Also via Dave Gurteen, that article in the Independent by John Pilger.
0 July 9, 2004 at 9:51pm by Psybertron
Apparently Dave Snowden has left IBM and taken Cynefin with him. [via Dave Gurteen]
0 July 7, 2004 at 11:44pm by Psybertron
I collected a lot of fractal art links over a year ago, and in fact played around with some cheap tools myself, but these are really excellent images – Blatte’s Fractals – you can download them as backgrounds if you want. [via Rivets] (Some great coluration variants on the “infinitely fascinating” Mandlebrot set, but some […]
0 July 7, 2004 at 10:02pm by Psybertron
One of Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal) on the end of the world (again) Another of Ernst Mayr (of Pirsig interest) Just read most of the Mayr interview. Interesting. A bit of a sales pitch for Biology as a distinct subject (motivated by some round of budgeting somewhere I’ll wager). His point that biology is not […]
0 July 7, 2004 at 9:50pm by Psybertron
Updated biographical timeline now includes a number of corrections, as well as aditional updates taken from the St.Paul newspaper clippings and articles.
0 July 4, 2004 at 3:38pm by Psybertron
Sorry, I’m jusy housekeeping collecting / checking non-dead links for ZMM resources… Jones Pegasus BibliographyThe Bruce Charlton ReviewBrad Cox’s SiteChicago Graduates
0 July 4, 2004 at 2:40pm by Psybertron
A little overblown – I’ve got the solution for the sematic web style – but I guess we’d all like to believe that. Nova Spivack’s Minding the Planet blog is marketing stuff from his Radar Systems venture, but his paper From Semantic Web to Global Mind brought to me by Matt Whyndham includes some good […]
0 July 3, 2004 at 1:59pm by Psybertron
e-Biz sounds awfully passe already, but as Business Week’s special issue, “The E-Biz Surprise” (May 5, 2003), noted, “The Web is the same age color TV was when it turned profitable.” It’s gonna need a new name but e-everything has barely started, and the technological capability aspects of it are arriving plenty fast. That’s not […]
0 July 3, 2004 at 1:19pm by Psybertron
Blogged all of these “consciousness” scientists before but find them more closely linked that I’d realised. John Gregg’s site draws on the other two and indicates Chalmers / Rosenberg biographical as well as subject links. John (Gregg) clearly finds Gregg (Rosenberg)’s thesis very important – a metaphysics for consciousness he says …..
0 July 3, 2004 at 12:51pm by Psybertron
Looks like I made all the right connections with John Sowa the first time I blogged him, despite finding the VUB connection a surprise just a few days ago. (A propos of nothing much, got a 10 minute direct (non search engine) hit on that 2003 link from someone in Minnesota last night.) Must get […]
0 July 3, 2004 at 12:38pm by Psybertron
A small exception to my no politics rule, but this makes interesting reading even if it’s only 10% true. (Apart from publishing left-wing & anti-war propaganda, not sure what else “The Stranger” do.)[via Dave's Wibblings] As Dave says “be very afraid”. Alex Lennon adds this earlier George Monbiot article from the Grauniad too.Same story – […]
0 July 2, 2004 at 12:06am by Psybertron
Pages updated here include the various newspaper cuttings from St.Paul, Minnesota, which now include Pirsig’s denunciation as a bigot following a book review by Pirsig in the New York Times. Read it and see what you think. I ain’t saying nuffink. (I’ve also updated links between the related articles, including the Cruising Blues piece and […]