Basic Meme / Memetics ReferencesThe Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins (originated term meme)The Meme Machine – Susan Blackmore Alternative Chaos ReferenceChaos – James Gleick
An apt quote, given my current thread on formal logic vs chaotic approach to knowledge, from The Secret History by Donna Tartt (p.28) : I was charmed by his conversation, and despite its illusion of being rather modern and digressive (to me, the hallmark of the modern mind is that it loves to wander from … Continue reading “Tartt’s Secret History”
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Does God Play Dice – The New Mathematics of Chaos by Ian StewartPublished Penguin Mathematics 1989 / 1990, Chaos reference workFundamentals – quasi-periodicity, strange attractors and Poincarre sections.Lots of good further reading references too.
RDF, XML Schema and XML Meta-DataRef : “Professional XML Meta Data” by Daniel Rivers-Moore, Ann Wrightson, et al pub WROX.See RDF-SyntaxSee RDF-SchemaECM-Associations / Gellish-facts / ProcessML-Templates / Sentences(tm) / RDF-statements – common ground.
AT LAST – Chaos and Complexity theories reach the public consciousness as issues for management of organisations.BBC Radio 4 Today – Analyst looking at Health Service organisation identifies these issues as blockers to predictable behaviour.Tiny inputs – Large unpredicted outcomes, yes, but equallyEnormous inputs – No predictable outcomes.Relevant message – Buisness rules for information management … Continue reading “Chaos & Complexity in Public Organisations”
The Learning Machine ChallengeSpin off from the AI Forum Management Information Systems QuarterlyAcademic & Research Journal on MISIncludes “Qualitative” scope amongst more traditional aspects.Has Mike Myers (Uni of Auckland) on the editorial board.Previously associated with Geoff Walsham (Judge Institute, Cambridge)
Remember A.C. Clarke’s 3 stages of reaction to technological breakthroughs: (a) It’s completely impossible.(b) OK, it’s possible, but it’s practically useless.(c) Well, I said it was a good idea all along. And Douglas Adams (Quoting Bran Ferren) – “Technology is the stuff that doesn’t work yet”