Trust Matters

One of my management adages is “Agreement in public, disagreement in private”. I was reminded of it by this quote collection from Kevin Kelly. (Here’s the permalink to the Scott Delinger quote.) It’s one of these things that get’s tangled up in open communications, freedom of speech mantras that so many people seem to think … Continue reading “Trust Matters”

Trust at the Top

I keep banging on about this picture, so I thought I should share and explain it. Semantic Web Levels (Figure 7 from W3C Kick Off in 2001) No amount of proof, logic or science (not even computer science) can bundle trust within its communications. Trust comes from care, from humans, not systems.

Never trust a man …

… Who doesn’t work with his hands. He looks at you once, You know he understands. [Peter Gabriel – Lamb Lies Down …] Interesting to see “Shop Class as Soul Craft” by Matthew Crawford is making a buzz. The parallels to Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance are noted in reviews, but not apparently … Continue reading “Never trust a man …”

More on Trust

I keep pointing out that the World Wide Web model of information is enlightened enough to actually have trust at the top of the stack – ie however information is organized and presented on the web (or anywhere for that matter) it ultimately depends on trust in people in enforceable authority, even if the expert … Continue reading “More on Trust”

In Communication of Information We Trust

Well actually, no we don’t not without some reason to do so. Been through the cycle of debate with the family recently about business travel …. I’m in the oil, gas & energy business, I travel a lot, air-travel is very energy intensive, the global energy business is approaching crises in consumption and supply security, … Continue reading “In Communication of Information We Trust”

Kevin Mitchell’s Agency

Agency is the subject of this talk by Kevin Mitchell (Trinity, Dublin) outlining the arguments in his upcoming book “Free Agents – How Evolution Gave Us Free Will” (Oct 4th) – already on order on my book list. Been following and plugging his thinking into mine for a couple of years now, since his previous … Continue reading “Kevin Mitchell’s Agency”

Stafford Beer the Hippy?

The Santiago Boys #EMFAMBE Audio documentary (9 hours!) about Stafford Beer’s “Cybersyn” project in Allende’s Chile by Evgeny Morozov(*1) – “new” undated. (Hat tip to Ben Taylor on Mastodon / Twitter / LinkedIn – and was reviewed last week 22 July 2023 by John Bartlett in the Grauniad.) Amidst all the left-right international and corporate power … Continue reading “Stafford Beer the Hippy?”