I was thinking of the rising cost of a College Education, and distinguishing those attending for Professional certification (pre-MedicalSchool, MBA) vs Liberal Arts so-called Intellectual Development. It seems hard to believe that the latter will continue to be something that parents will pay for. (more)

MacOs X for copy files to/from Android device via USB. (more)

I got my Pixel 2 XL on Friday, started setting it up that evening. (more)

typographer, designer, coder: author of Textism http://www.textism.com/ (more)

Measurement with a goal (more)

Mobile I bought Jan'2018 to replace my Nexus Six.

theory, Model (more)

Guy Kawasaki re-FramIng of a Mission. A mantra is three or four words long. Tops. Its purpose is to help employees truly understand why the organization exists. (more)

Élan vital (French pronunciation: ​[elɑ̃.vital]) is a term coined by French philosopher Henri Bergson in his 1907 book Creative Evolution, in which he addresses the question of self-organization and spontaneous morphogenesis of things in an increasingly complex manner. Elan vital was translated in the English edition as "vital impetus", but is usually translated by his detractors as "vital force". It is a hypothetical explanation for evolution and development of organisms, which Bergson linked closely with consciousness – with the intuitive perception of experience and the flow of inner time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89lan_vital

Venkatesh Rao: 2018: The Year of Global Creolization (more)

The collective employment of one person as computer operator for the purpose of arriving at a collaboratively-authored document (Note-Taking). Most uses of technography involve materials that are prepared, manipulated, and displayed at the (Real Time) direction of the participants of the meeting, displayed either on computer monitors (Screen Sharing) or projection screen, printed, edited, and printed again until all participants agree upon the final version. http://technography.userland.com/ (more)

Paul Graham on the "messages" sent by different cities (Urban) in terms of what its inhabitants have Ambition for. New York tells you, above all: you should make more money. There are other messages too, of course. You should be hipper. You should be better looking. But the clearest message is that you should be richer... Cambridge Ma as a result feels like a town whose main industry is ideas, while New York's is finance and Silicon Valley's is Start Up-s. (more)

My Nexus Six has been getting more and more painful to us: slower (esp since InstaPaper forced me to update Android, having periodic issues with not charging if nudged at all after plugin (I think the physical connector was worn), plus it never had much storage, so I was worrying if full-ness was effecting it. (more)

model of Nursing Home Design, reminds me a bit of Alexander Patterns and Jane Jacobs (more)

older

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!

shield

Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.

Current:

Past: