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Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 13:37:08 -0800 To: "synergetics-l" <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Kirby Urner <email@example.com> Subject: [synergetics-l] Letter to Dr. Richard Meier (Feb 16 1999) Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Feb 16, 1999 Dr. Richard Meier City and Regional Planning University of California Berkeley, CA Greetings Dick -- received your Draft 10 (Feb 99) of 'IT: An Impact Assessment' today, w/ note requesting feedback. Read it just now; here's some feedback: CYBER SPEED-UP W/ ABUSE POTENTIAL I agree re e-commerce (speed up and deregulation), and would link your concerns about gambling and organized crime to the fuzzy area between e-trading and securities investing (e.g. day, week, month trading -- vs. long hauler approach). WORLDS IN COLLISION (COMPETING SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT) I tend to add a layer of analysis overtop hardware/software infrastructure re "meme traffic" (Dawkins) i.e. how does accelerated learning jibe w/ different competing schools of thought in their recruitment/counter-recruitment of next generation adherents? Obviously the UC system does a good job -- but then what next after initial schooling i.e. how do corporations, religions, government agencies compete for skilled talent? Enter 'Systematic Ideology' (a discipline). <EXCERPT> From Earlham College Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (by Dr. Peter Suber) HTML source view: <LI><A HREF="http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/index.html" _lase="hippias:3">Synergetics</A>. From Kirby Urner. <LI><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Classroom/ 3735/index.html" _lase="hippias:3">Systematic Ideology</A>. From Trevor Blake. </EXCERPT> THE CYBER-VILLAGE: RECRUITING W/ PREFERRED WORK ENVIRONMENTS I'm bucking for alternatives to cubicle-based or even sub/urban home based computing studios in the form of Fly's Eyes, for example, tripod-based deployables, large assortment of modules with complementing strengths (after-market customizable, as per the computer and automotive industries), making a more 'village-level' basing strategy attractive, including for digerati (highly computer literate). This is my Project Earthala focus. Reference: http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/domeproto.html THINKING IN THE ROUND: NEW EMPHASIS ON SPATIAL GEOMETRY On the distance learning front, I'm bucking for more spatial geometry over flatlander stuff in the early grades, with Euclidean-style triangulation/proofs coming _after_ a strong foundation in volumetric abstractions -- which are closer to the "real world" and therefore less the abstractions than "planar" shapes (contrary to current dogma). Shared this with Ralph Abraham, UCSB. This is my Videogrammatron Project. Reference: http://www.inetarena.com/~pdx4d/ocn/outline1.html COUNTERINTELLIGENCE VS DOOMSAYERS & ARDENT NATIONALISTS Back to the "meme traffic": I'm looking at countering fundamentalism, by which I mean apocalyptic doomsaying (self-fulfilling and undermining of the cultural ethos) and nationalism, by which I mean too much attention paid to the jigsaw puzzle of interlocking colored shapes on world maps (my early school curriculum is a lot less vested in those graphics). Reference: http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/bosnia.html Yrs, Kirby Principal 4D Solutions Silicon Forest Oregon Follow-up Project Earthala: http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/earthala.html The Videogrammatron: http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/videogrammatron.html PS: As you may recall from earlier emails, I'm in favor of niche-marketing a brand of general systems theory as explicitly competitive with economics (the disicipline) i.e. my GST is openly polemical versus "brain dead whiteman economics" ("whiteman" used ethnographically -- the idea of "races" is one more of those brain dead concepts to which GST-speakers no longer subscribe). I credit Native American sources in this connection, as part of an ongoing multimedia presentation aimed at spining my "USA operating system" (aka system of governance) further away from its more Eurocentric AngloRoman sources, which remain overly Malthusian in outlook and therefore way too sloooooooow on the uptake (new world = faster horses). Cite: http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/gst2.html Cite: http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/ngpost.html PPS: For Xmas sent mom & dad some books and tapes from Amazon.com (took 'til February to reach Lesotho) among which books was Robert Anton Wilson's new dictionary of conspiracies from A-Z, which links to my website under several entries. RAW has a fairly large youthful following. Recruitment of new talent into the Fuller School (as I call it) is going very well -- and we've got oldsters too ("Bob Dole types" some might call 'em -- eyewitnesses to WWII). Cite: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062734172/ --- You are currently subscribed to synergetics-l as: email@example.com To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-synergetics-l-12208V@telelists.com