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An ye shall know us by our hobbies | Notional Slurry
"What hap­pens is that you stop being part of your Gen­er­a­tion. My wife and I are not really part of any Gen­er­a­tion, X or otherwise—we’re a demo­graphic subspecies. If you needed to name us, it would be OK to call us the Hob­by­ists. Those of you who are not us should fear us. I meet more of us all the time; I like us, because we’re inter­est­ing and talk­ing with the oth­ers among us suf­fuses me with glee."
hobbies  amateur  feedback  community  generation  mortality 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Digital Learning Is Like a Snow Leopard (Real, Beautiful, Rare and Maybe To Be Outdated by a New Operating System) | Easily Distracted
"What gives a digital camera a special kind of capacity for auto-didactic learning? Two things: speed and cost. As in fast and none. Add to that an unusually robust communicative infrastructure for sharing, circulating and viewing photographs, so that aspirant photographers will always have a very large, responsive community of fellow learners available to them."
photography  digital  technology-effects  technology  hobbies  amateur  feedback  online  community  learning 
april 2013 by tsuomela
End the Religion of ROE - Chris Meyer
"Brown noted a simple fact: Return on equity can be broken down into a three-part equation. It is logically the product of return on sales times the ratio of sales to assets times the ratio of assets to equity. By parsing ROE into the DuPont Equation (very rapidly to become a business school mainstay), he provided the basis for organizations divided into functions with their own objectives. He reasoned that if marketers worked on maximizing return on sales, production managers were rewarded for the sales they squeezed out of their physical plant, and finance managers focused on minimizing the amount of equity capital they needed, ROE would take care of itself.

Thus Brown not only sowed the seeds of the today's hated silos, he also set three "runaways" in motion. That is to say, he created objectives with such strong feedback loops that they were pursued single-mindedly, even to unhealthy excess. " Annotated link
business  management  history  roi  inertia  feedback  loop 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Dr. Gordon Pask on Cybernetics
Defined by Norbert Wiener in 1948 as the science of communication and control in the animal and the machine, cybernetics has been more or less broadly interpreted.
cybernetics  definition  encyclopedia  reference  control  systems  feedback  history 
november 2010 by tsuomela
New Rules for the New Economy
increasing returns - a good definition of a network is organic behavior in a technological matrix
definition  networks  feedback  positive  growth 
june 2009 by tsuomela

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