Saved by the internet. Maybe; or, maybe not. Al Gore’s invention (“During my service in the United States Congress, I took initiative in creating the internet…”) has a checkered history. It has become as ubiquitous as Big Macs in the world of 2013, but it’s simply a tool. Gore […]
Saved by the internet?
October 21, 2013 I wonder if they’d miss me? I’m on my way – somewhere over Arizona right now, in a 767 heading eastbound – to convene The Master’s Program groups in Charleston and Charlotte (our two current outposts for TMP in the Carolinas). My Charlotte contingent will assemble on Wednesday […]
Disorganized and Organized Complexity
October 14, 2013 Where’s Warren Weaver when you need him? He’s been dead for 35 years, but his perspectives are spot-on for today. Weaver’s degrees – bachelors, masters and PhD, all from the University of Wisconsin/Madison – pointed him toward science as a life-pursuit. His signature work may be his 1948 […]
Guidance In Unrest
October 7, 2013 “Why can’t we all just get along?” Rodney King was beaten by four Los Angeles police officers when they stopped him after a high-speed car chase in 1991; the beating was caught on video by a nearby resident, and it “went viral,” before the internet. The […]