I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut, but I can no longer let certain things go by without comment. I am quite sure I will offend some of the True Faithful, but that cannot be helped. I am here today to speak aloud these words: J K Rowling is wrong. In fact, not only is… Continue reading Third Time is the Charm
Holstic Design with Dr. Love at Schnitzer on Jan 15th at 7pm
Yeah, that’s not a porno, you perv. Holistic Design with Dr. Terence Love Professor of Architecture, Design and Engineering, Curtin University “Holistic design depends on the material opportunities but even more on our inner subjective, emotional life.” 7 pm, Thursday January 15th, 2009 This is part of the Linus- Pauling Memorial Lectures 2008-2009 Science, Techonology… Continue reading Holstic Design with Dr. Love at Schnitzer on Jan 15th at 7pm
Pot meet kettle
I was reading an article, over at DailyKOS quoting Glenn Greenwald, about an interesting pattern that keeps coming up about lost information. What comes to mind first is the iconic patterns of corporate denial by representatives of the Tobacco industry testifying in front of congress and denying knowledge of anything. So, the model of corporate… Continue reading Pot meet kettle
“The sword of Damocles is hangin’ over my head …”
Be careful what you wish for, the consequences may be more than you expected: “Isn’t that what you wanted all along – freedom of religion? That freedom means all religions – even ones you don’t happen to like.” [via] In this article, an elementary school is forced to open up a system by which kids… Continue reading “The sword of Damocles is hangin’ over my head …”
Whither sprynet now?
Time to track the ownership of sprynet again? Last time I looked it was back in ’99. I sent out an e-mail: So, it’s been fun watching where Sprynet had ended up over the last couple years. Okay, so let me see if I can get this right: Sprynet was purchased by Compuserve Compuserve was… Continue reading Whither sprynet now?
“Hello, I must be going!” – Marx, Patron Saint of Consultants
Via Communication Nation, “Beware of experts, wizards and consultants“: “Experts usually mean well, but they often don’t dwell in the world of reality.” And the expert doesn’t usually have a long term relationship with the entity they are “helping” with advice. That means that they are likely ill-equiped to handle long-term, systemic issues such as… Continue reading “Hello, I must be going!” – Marx, Patron Saint of Consultants
Intended unintended consequences …
Via Slate, “Tragedy of the Airport – Why you get stuck for hours at O’Hare. By Austan Goolsbee“: “Each time an airline schedules a flight, it doesn’t take into account the backups it causes by crowding the airspace. The dynamic generates a tragedy of the commons, in which each of the companies vying for runway… Continue reading Intended unintended consequences …