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)

Apple Watch Is a Bridge to the Future (more)


(Yeehaw, this acronym works since I relaxed my Wiki Name rules.) (more)

In the American political system, the unofficial fourth branch of government refers to a group that influences the other Three Branches of the US federal government defined in the American Constitution (Legislative, Executive and Judicial). Such groups can include the press (an analogy for the Fourth Estate), the people, and interest groups. US independent administrative government agencies, while technically part of the Executive branch (or, in a few cases, the Legislative branch) of government, may also be referred to as the fourth branch.

subset of Federal Agency list (more)

Facebook is trying to teach chatbots how to chit-chat (more)

trumpeter, Big Band leader (more)

Our team uses Jira, which seems like the best process-support for software development (Software Forge). (more)

Venkatesh Rao: Electric Monks and Fast Transients (more)

Michael Jordan's Breakfast Club Training Chatbot - The Shorty Awards (more)

Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (March 11, 1915 – June 26, 1990), known simply as J.C.R. or "Lick" was an American psychologist [1] and computer scientist considered one of the most important figures in computer science and general computing history. He is particularly remembered for being one of the first to foresee modern-style Interactive computing, and its application to all manner of activities; and also as an Internet pioneer, with an early vision of a worldwide computer network long before it was built. He did much to actually initiate all that through his funding of research which led to a great deal of it, including today's canonical graphical user interface, and the ARPANET, the direct predecessor to the Internet... In 1960 his seminal paper on ManComputerSymbiosis foreshadowed interactive computing, and he went on to fund early efforts in time-sharing and application development, most notably the work of Douglas Engelbart, who founded the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute and created the famous On-Line System (NLS) where the computer mouse was invented. (more)

precursor to DARPA

Bret Victor quotes Some excerpts from recent Alan Kay emails (more)

Jake Knapp: Go fast to stay authentic (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: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.