William James Sidis

William James Sidis – new thread prompted by Pirsig / Lila Sidis – the original April Fool ? William James Sidis could speak five languages and read Plato in original Greek by the age of five [ps perhaps he was Greek – more western/US/English-speaking arrogance – aside]. At eight he passed the entrance for Harvard … Continue reading “William James Sidis”

Sieving Electrons – Classification with Emergent Patterns

Sieving Electrons ?Classification, literally meaning fitering by pass / no-pass screening or sieving.Even Pirsig (Lila) talks about classification in a strictly (classical) binary fashion, when a thought struck me. There is surely some parallel between emergent “quantum computing” QuBits being non-binary / dualist, and the wave / particle duality experienced when “sieving” (classifying) electrons through … Continue reading “Sieving Electrons – Classification with Emergent Patterns”

Reading Matter Update

Been Reading / Re-Reading ….Still haven’t got my bibliography fully up and running, but have been reading, re-reading and annotating furiously recently, so I’m just capturing the books involved in the process. Spookily again – Pirsig’s Lila focussed in the early passages on the authors battle to capture many diverse thoughts in a card index … Continue reading “Reading Matter Update”

Where After Lila ?

Reading Lila by Robert Pirsig (unfinished) Carries on where ZMM left off. Will review when finsihed. “How It Will Be” from Native American Indian perspective Spotted this poem on Robot Wisdom which is peculiarly apt and spooky wrt Lila. Also from CounterPunch via RobotWisdom a piece on Western Arrogance, although specifically about Dubya, Afghanistan and … Continue reading “Where After Lila ?”

Change and Flexibility – My Dissertation

Change and Flexibility – Attitudes and Organisational Culture Prepared my MBA Dissertation for HTML publication at last. It may be ten years old, but it’s the origin of many of my current threads. In fact this Blog carries on where Chapter 4 of the dissertation leaves business unfinished. A flexible “learning” organisation needs a “rational” … Continue reading “Change and Flexibility – My Dissertation”

Taking Stock

Taking Stock (Feb 2002) – Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Well at last I’ve read it …. and Wow ! – I am that man. Reading it 15 (or even 25) years ago could have saved a lot of effort. Still, better to travel than to arrive – No ? Well, … Continue reading “Taking Stock”

Stocktaking – Flight To New Reason

[Updated Feb 2002 – I’ve been taking stock of Psybertron’s objectives, triggered by the reading of Robert Pirsig’s Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZMM), and I noticed that I started this Bog 2 days after September 11th 2001 …. this piece forms the footnote to each and every blog page since. And since … Continue reading “Stocktaking – Flight To New Reason”