Smalltalk-OS tablet from 1991! (more)

Hmm, what defines poverty? Is A person in Poverty in the same condition in the US vs the Third World? (more)

No, not "evil" or "bitchin'": each attempt to create a solution changes the understanding of the problem. (more)

from 2011-08-28-KlingRuleLibertarianism.... Elinor Ostrom (née Awan, born August 7, 1933) is an American political economist.[2] She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, which she shared with Oliver E. Williamson, for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the Commons."[3] She is the first woman to win the prize in this category. Her work is associated with the NewInstitutionalEconomics and the resurgence of political economy. (more)

Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, DL, FRSL, F Med Sci (born 7 February 1958), known commonly as Matt Ridley, is a British journalist who has written several popular science books.[1] He is also a businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.[2][3] Ridley is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics.[4] He has written several science books including The Red Queen (1994), Genome (1999) and The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010). In 2011, he won the Hayek Prize, which "honors the book published within the past two years that best reflects FA Hayek’s vision of economic and individual liberty." (more)

John Robb on Robert Rotberg's Nation Building Taxonomy: Strong States, Weak States, Failed States, Collapsed States, based on their ability to deliver the political goods (public goods?) described above.

David Brin Framing of structures we use to determine truth (Nature Of Truth): science (Scientific Method), Democracy, the justice system (Judicial Branch), and fair Market-s. See link in 2005-06-25-RonfeldtNgosNetworks. He says the Internet ("networks") can offer a new structure: see Disputation Arena.

Win Wenger's Dynamic Format structure for meetings (and teaching sessions, and other Dialogue-s) gives an alternative to Roberts Rules Of Order, trying to apply the Socratic Method. And now that we finally understand what makes Socratic Method so consistently productive of highest-level intellectual performance, we see some uses for the method which are more important even than its educational use, including its major applications to your own life and work. (more)

15 minutes of fame is short-lived media publicity or celebrity of an individual or phenomenon. The expression was inspired by Andy Warhol's words "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes", which appeared in the program for a 1968 exhibition of his work at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] Photographer Nat Finkelstein claimed credit for the expression, stating that he was photographing Warhol in 1966 for a proposed book. A crowd gathered trying to get into the pictures and Warhol supposedly remarked that everyone wants to be famous, to which Finkelstein replied, "Yeah, for about fifteen minutes, Andy."[2] The phenomenon is often used in reference to figures in the entertainment industry or other areas of popular culture, such as reality television and YouTube.

In 1991 Momus said In the future everyone will be Famous For Fifteen People. A take-off on Andy Warhol's claim that everyone would be "famous for 15 minutes" (Celebrity) (more)

Here's the reference for the phrase Famous For Fifteen People

soup-can artist heheh

the Apple Macintosh Operating System built on top of FreeBSD. (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (17k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking 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.


Coming soon: FluxGarden

My Coding for fun.