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And I alone am escaped to tell thee. JOB

A recent article[1] described an instance of internet virality and its consequences for the people involved:

“And then, on 5 March, Jason RUSSELL, working for the NGO Invisible Children,  released...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 20 weeks ago View original post.

For two thousand years, we have read the Greek classics. We have done so in a peculiar fashion. Their gods were central to their worldview. We discarded their gods, which we despised as mere idols. In doing so, we’ve lost much of the deeper meaning that attached to the gods. We have misread the Greeks. What did the Greeks mean with this ongoing interference of the gods from on high?

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Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 21 weeks ago View original post.

(a true fairy tale)

There was strife among the Pakicetus[1] – 50 million years ago or so. The older generation dreaded a future about to destroy the very population of Pakicetus and its values. Relativism was sundering cherished traditions. Some liked living on land

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Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 21 weeks ago View original post.

(Yamashita will die)

In January-February 1945, acting against General Yamashita’s express orders (then commanding the Japanese Army forces in the Philippines) 15’000 Japanese mainly Navy troops holed up within Manila to fight the American advance to the last. Obliteration of civilians and buildings in the town was comparable to that of...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 29 weeks ago View original post.

Pity, in a way, China’s Emperor Qianlong[1]. The “Lord of the Civilized Word” (this was his title) personally supervised an extensive bureaucracy reporting to him either by the “open” or the “confidential” channel. He read all correspondence and marked it: “Noted”, “What’s all this stuff?” or roundly abused the mandarin: “...

1 year 33 weeks ago View original post.

Pity, in a way, China’s Emperor Qianlong[1]. The “Lord of the Civilized Word” (this was his title) personally supervised an extensive bureaucracy reporting to him either by the “open” or the “confidential” channel. He read all correspondence and marked it: “Noted”, “What’s all this stuff?” or roundly abused the mandarin: “...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 33 weeks ago View original post.

Jovan has commented recently on the name tags people wear around their necks when they attend a meeting http://bit.ly/SDO5C2 . He looked at it from the practical point yield “usability”. Jovan’s point is wholly valid. Tag design should aim foremost to being useful, i.e. to allow easy identification among participants – and security people.

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Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 37 weeks ago View original post.

More than specific technologies it is our “habits of thought” – our “mentality” – which allows societies to advance in understanding reality of a broad front. Around 1250 such a change in mentality took hold in Europe. We never looked back. What happened?

One view is that: “Western Europeans evolved a new way, more purely visual and quantitative than the old, of perceiving...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 37 weeks ago View original post.

This announcement might be somewhat premature – but it looks as “longhand” may be going the way of the Dodo. Young children are being first taught to write in print, and then moved on to using the keyboard. Longhand is no longer taught in many schools (unless I presume, one goes to a deliberately old-fashioned school emphasizing the 3R). The next generation will sort itself out in “those...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 44 weeks ago View original post.

This post is a conversation with Jovan after his post on compromises. His argument closely tracks a book by Avishai MARGALIT, where a case is made forcefully for the need to reflect on compromises – and “rotten” compromises[1].

To set out my position from the outset, this is my Amazon.com review of MARGALIT’s book at the end...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 46 weeks ago View original post.

Blogging is at its best when it generates a conversation that elicits new ideas and garners new perspectives. Earlier this month, Diplo’s Hannah SLAVIK did just that when she posted a blog asking herself and others whether teaching 20’000 students at the same time is possible. Her post offers Coursera as an example. It recently registered 680’000 students in...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 46 weeks ago View original post.

The great merit of LoG was to have exploded the whiggish myth that humanity’s doings always improves on “nature” and is inherently benign. This myth presided over many a massive transformation of the landscape, all done without any thought to the consequences, or even awareness that feedback loops might emerge.

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Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 49 weeks ago View original post.

1972 was hardly a “sterling” year. The US had just unilaterally terminated the convertibility to gold and the world economy was struggling with the new system of freely convertible currencies. Inflation was on the rise, and so were commodity prices. Wages stagnated. The Vietnam War was going badly. Inchoate protest had spread from the fringes to society as a whole...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
1 year 49 weeks ago View original post.

I’ve read somewhere – but I can’t find the exact quote of Simone WEIL – that “civilization is paying attention”. This is both right and wrong.

“Civilization (…) has been used primarily to refer to the material and instrumental side of human cultures that are complex in terms of technology, science, and division of labor. Such civilizations are generally hierarchical and urbanized....

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 7 weeks ago View original post.

In the first part of this blog I’ve shown that “property rights” (and markets) are a social construct and don’t have transcendental character.

Now I’ll try to hint at an answer to two questions:

  • Why are there so many rules and regulations? And:
  • What happens if we eliminate them, in order to get a “free” market?...
Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 11 weeks ago View original post.

It’s time to introduce a new element: creativity.

I’ve tried to find an example of “pure” creativity: the invention of something we use or consume that did not exist before we thought of it. At the same time, it must not be an “enabler” – a good that allows us to do things we had not intended originally. It has proven more difficult than I imagined.

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Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 14 weeks ago View original post.

It’s Easter time – it rains, drip drip drip, and the Easter bunny has knocked at the door begging for a place to stay out of the rain

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Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 16 weeks ago View original post.

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”

(Sir Ken Robinson)

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Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 16 weeks ago View original post.

I’m indebted for this insight to Duncan J. WATTS (2011): Everything is obvious (once you know the answer). How common sense fails. Atlantic Books, London (p. 76 ff.)

 

A bunch of people are separately made to listen to a series of songs and then asked to rank them. Individual rankings are combined to yield the Top 5 songs for the...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 20 weeks ago View original post.

(The Case for Space – Why We Should Keep Reaching for the Stars By Neil deGrasse Tyson – Foreign Affairs III/IV- 2012)

This article by former Astronaut Neil deGrasse Tyson is calling for a concerted effort to go to Mars. Here is the summary of the...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 21 weeks ago View original post.

In a recent blog[1]I commented on an op-ed by Mr. LI in the NYT. I sent the op-ed to an acquaintance of mine in Shanghai, asking whether he knew the author. I also remarked on what I perceived as provocative, even polemical resonances in the text – so the title, claiming “superiority” for the Chinese “political model”, or the...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 22 weeks ago View original post.

There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

William SHAKESPEARE...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 24 weeks ago View original post.

If I did not know Aldo, I would completely skip his text “The Medium is ...

Originally blogged by: Jovan Kurbalija
2 years 25 weeks ago View original post.

Pamela MAR has posted this comment on her Fung Global Institute blog[1]:

“Our collective challenge is to look beyond the current economic model, to an economy in which people count for more than what they consume, and in which they consume according to need instead of according to...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
2 years 35 weeks ago View original post.

I just returned from an excellent conference on the future of diplomacy organised by the College of Europe in Bruges. The conference, and my...

Originally blogged by: Jovan Kurbalija
2 years 38 weeks ago View original post.

One of my favorite subjects is « consciousness » trying to understand how the mind works. This has been the subject of armchair speculation ever since apes have emerged as humans from the Rift Valley – I suspect.

Scientific understanding of “consciousness” has emerged in the last twenty years, both as the result of better understanding of...

Originally blogged by: Aldo Matteucci
3 years 1 week ago View original post.

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