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Manufacturing Consent

Today I talked a friend of mine into watching one of Noam Chomsky’s documentary films (in this case “Requiem for an American Dream”). I have to say that Chomsky’s ideas have influenced my thinking far more than anything I ever thought would influence my thinking … and I also feel there is something unsettling about… Continue reading Manufacturing Consent

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Writing (by Machines for Humans)

At the conclusion of Chapter 2 (“Relationships and Things“), we considered the question of whether languages might be interpreted across species. Now I want to consider whether a particular kind of language can be used for communication between humans and machines. Let me give you the answer right at the outset: such languages are already… Continue reading Writing (by Machines for Humans)

What is the Primary Goal of Social Business?

I want to pick up where we left the discussion at the conclusion of the last chapter … in the next chapter. Here and now I would like to attempt a first approximation of the primary goal of “social business”. Let me point out that I do not “own” this phrase — except and insofar… Continue reading What is the Primary Goal of Social Business?

Eradicating Estates, Building Pillars in their Place

Their is a vision haunting my mind: That vision is a phenomenon – an abstraction – which exists between people. For me, this phenomenon seems completely obvious. It is not a new phenomenon, yet it has hardly been understood very well. I dream of its existence day and night, and it appears so significant to… Continue reading Eradicating Estates, Building Pillars in their Place