That is all you need — Encapsulations Redux

(from 1994) Infobahn as Theater While it may be true that all the hype and hand-wringing over “convergence” may be part of an enormous group ego trip on the part of technology developers, the invocation of “the needs of the nation’s poor” does point to a major blind-spot in the analysis. While it may be […]

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Disrupting Unemployment

A deep and elemental study of what it is to have agency and to exchange.

Esko Kilpi on Interactive Value Creation

The concepts that govern our thinking and language about work are not just semantic entities, but influence what we perceive and what we think is possible or not possible. Usually we are not aware of how these concepts prime our thinking. We simply think and act along certain lines.

A seminal concept related to how we perceive work is division of labor, the notion of work as activities separated from other activities, as jobs. Organizational design has been seen as the planning and execution of a collection of activities forming the organizational system.

The industrial management paradigm is based on the presupposition that activities are the independent, governing factors of creating value and the scheme of interaction conforms to the planned division of labor as a secondary feature. The organizational structure comes first. Then an appropriate system of co-ordination and communication is put into effect. If the scheme of activities…

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Social being: an emergent theory of organizational performance

Social being an emergent theory of organizational performance.

Our Signal Document.

How You Know

How You Know.

Paul Graham provides a perfect summary of Chez Episteme.

Where we are at

We are mostly in John Kellden’s Conversation Community on Google+. We connected to John via Howard Rheingold.
We’re developing a value web there.

Also working on 

Relational Ontology, Constituent Ontology, and Divine Simplicity

A Sketch of the Difference between Two Ontological Styles What it is for a thing to have a property? Ostrich nominalism aside, it is a Moorean fact that things have properties, but the nature of the having is a philosophical…


Study everything, join nothing. 

La sphère sémantique, tome 1

Pierre Levy. The Master.

La sphère sémantique, tome 1.

Model driven, Adaptive & Semantic

Semantic to the core — love the boldness.

Be Informed .

Digital Leakage

See on Scoop.itCarrier Signal

We live in a world of digital leakage. Digital technology is like hydrochloric acid. It does not recognize borders.It burns through everything. Geographies, business models, industry definitions. I…

Joe Raimondo‘s insight:

Entropy sets in, man.

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The 200 Top-Scoring Reddit Posts of All Time, Visualized

My vote for Infographic of the year.

The 200 Top-Scoring Reddit Posts of All Time, Visualized.