Concerts, theater, etc. I've attended (Performing Arts) (more)

Tim Leary "game" where you rated yourself on 16 mental attributes, and it generated a radial graph showing your state of mind. You could track changes over time, compare yourself to historical figures (rated by some expert, I guess), etc. (more)

Associated with the ColdWar. (more)

Dmitry Orlov book Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects, published in 2008 ISBN:0865716064 (Thin Book: 176 pages) - Survivalism bit? (more)

Will have to extend WikiGraph to support WikiEngines with FreeLinks, because that's what almost all spaces have. (more)

I haven't updated the WikiGraph db at least since migrating to WikiFlux, and probably long before then. (I wasn't doing much blogging for the prev couple years, because of shifting my reading to InstaPaper. But still...) (more)

Search Engine feature I added to my WikiGraph site in Mar'2016. Has 2 bits: (more)

Context: (more)

Big Idea Futures theorist. (more)

Robin Hanson: This short "manifesto" describes a new form of government. In "futarchy," we would vote on Value-s, but bet on beliefs (Prediction Market). Elected representatives would formally define and manage an after-the-fact measurement of national welfare, while market speculators would say which policies they expect to raise national welfare. (more)

aka improvisation (more)

Group that does awesome jazz-Improv versions of Captain Beefheart tunes. Another Phillip Johnston project (more)

My bucket-term for schools and similar institutions that provide a more Generative experience than Factory Schooling. (more)

CoFounder of ReddIt and others. (more)

Michael Ellsberg encouraged Dartmouth University students to Drop Out of the Rat Race, engage in Game Playing even while getting their College Education. I honestly believe that all of you in this room could create a job for yourself, straight out of college. That path is open to you. It’s especially open to you given that you’re bright, motivated, and have connections—which I know is the case since you’re here at Dartmouth. You have connections with each other!... Most of the economic benefit that you will derive from having gone to Dartmouth has already been achieved by the fact that you got in. As long as you don’t party too much and keep your grades within a reasonable range, you’re going to get a diploma. And having a diploma from Dartmouth—regardless of your grades—is the majority of the economic benefit you’ll get from your time here... So, given that you either have that stamp-of-approval, or are on your way to obtaining it, how should you spend the rest of your time here? There are a lot of other benefits you can get while you’re here at Dartmouth that have nothing to do with that system... What am I talking about? Basically, anything that will allow you to practice Leadership. Anything that gives you a chance to think on your feet, work with other people, create things, pitch things, communicate persuasively, resolve conflicts, or reach out to other groups that may lend you support... just as I’m encouraging you all to take a more entrepreneurial approach to your careers, if you specifically want a more risky career—like acting, music, writing—I would suggest you take an Entrepreneurial attitude to that too.

Adam Rogers on SciFi for kids (Young Adult). Since the first Harry Potter hit the stands in 1997, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, and other luminaries have written books aimed directly at kids … and found that adults kinda like ’em, too. With review of China Mieville's UnLundDun.

Science Fiction. You're really supposed to call it "sf" now, but that's just too silly for me. (more)

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel: most measures of Facebook use in one year predicted a decrease in Mental Health in a later year. (more)

Scott Rosenberg on How Google Book Search Got Lost. “You have thousands of years of human knowledge, and probably the highest-quality knowledge is captured in books,” Google cofounder Sergey Brin told The New Yorker at the time. “So not having that — it’s just too big an omission.” (more)

James Somers on Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria: Google Book Search. You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. It was to be the realization of a long-held dream. “The universal library has been talked about for millennia,” Richard Ovenden, the head of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, has said. (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!


Seeking: Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in a coastal city. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.