Knowledge is Human

Knowledge is Human. Well no prizes for that, but in fact this IBM research paper by Dueck, relates Human “views” of knowledge with their personality types a la Myers-Briggs. The conclusion is easy too – KM is about managing humans – but this paper leaves some nagging doubts that the “rational” way to manage knowledge … Continue reading “Knowledge is Human”

Social Software Alliance

Social Software Alliance – Interesting that a main topic of the early work of this group, apart from ontologies / definitions of “topics” / interoperabilities, is unique identity of (social) individuals and communities – Friend of a Friend (FoaF) has been suggested. Given the significance of identity (URI’s) for knowledge factoids, and the need for … Continue reading “Social Software Alliance”

The Edge – World Question Centre 2003

The Edge – World Question Centre 2003 – The latest offering from the Digerati of the Third Culture [via John Robb]. Though provoking if a little deliberately over-hyped as per the original Reality Club concept, edited by John Brockman. Actually this collection is generally a little sad, patronising, and cloyingly patriotic, if predictable – too … Continue reading “The Edge – World Question Centre 2003”

Dynamical Layers

Mentioned earlier I’d started reading Dennet. Finished Eco’s Kant and the Platypus – need to review. Also re-started Pinker’s Blank Slate – excellent rail against all or nothing political correctness – just because nurture / culture are big drivers of actual motivations and behaviour why discount innate propensities and capabilities of the human mind (human … Continue reading “Dynamical Layers”

Synchronicity, Jung and I Ching

Synchronicity, Jung and I Ching – start a new thread.I Ching Edition & translation by Hellmut Wilhelm & Carey Baynes.On-line copy of the Foreword to I Ching by Carl Gustav Jung.Synchronicity – the principle of Meaningful Coincidences. This is a somewhat mystic / psychobabble source, but a readable summary of Jung and Synchronicity, and relationship … Continue reading “Synchronicity, Jung and I Ching”

Subjectivity – Cop Out or Catch-22 ?

Catch 22 or The Ultimate Cop-Out ?I am clearly proceeding in an unashamedly unscientific way.Effectively, I already know I am right and am seeking not so much supporting evidence, as meaningful, useful, implementable ways of expressing what is needed. I’d like to think I’d notice if I came across significant counter evidence. What was that … Continue reading “Subjectivity – Cop Out or Catch-22 ?”

Kosko’s Fuzzy Thinking

Just finished Bart Kosko – Fuzzy Thinking (1993)Excellent read, though Kosko does not seem to find favour with later non-classical logicians – many notes recorded (see bibliography). Focussed on machine AI and control systems – but many analogous applications apparent. Some points that stick instantly …..(1) Reasons given for decisions / actions (eg to an … Continue reading “Kosko’s Fuzzy Thinking”

The Learning Machine

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)