Mark Underwood (“knowlengr”) has been aggressively spreading his activations in network manageability, AI, business intelligence, poetry, cognition, software quality, literary fiction and transparency. All of this emanates from a large island near New York City.
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In media circles it’s referred to as a channel, but the intention here is far more modest. By grouping posts into separate identities, the hope is that readers will be rewarded by relevant narrative that somehow hangs together. There is value in predictability. If diversity be the goal, then let this listing serve that purpose.
I’m very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock – though only if it’s sophisticated and has some thought behind it. –Ritchie Blackmore
Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” — Leonardo da Vinci
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- Cool Socnet Visualization from MIT’s Immersion Project A previous post considered some practical implications for privacy and government surveillance stemming from the Snowden revelations about the Prism program. The point was made that some people who think they have nothing to hide could easily become ensnared in webs not of their own making, and could find it difficult to untangle themselves. Interest in ...
- Nothing to Hide? Or Afraid of a ‘Metadata Sweep’ This post first appeared on the Port Washington Patch. In a recent discussion of the Edward Snowden Affair with family members, two basic attitudes toward the government’s selective spying on U.S. citizens emerged: The Innocence Argument “I have nothing to hide, so I don’t care what the federal government wants to know about me.” The Privacy Argument “The government should keep ...
- Bush the Elder’s “Vision Thing” A colleague suggested a TED talk by Simon Simek on “leadership.” Can any talk or book about “leadership” be credible? I am suspicious of someone who casually proposes that humans are motivated “by biology not psychology.” As if these could be cleanly partitioned off from one another. I can perhaps overlook that oversimplification. But most organizations “believe” many things. Concurrence ...
- Will $100M Trickle Watson Down to SMB Enterprises? Bloomberg News reported that IBM plans to invest an additional $100 million in its Watson technology. Earlier in 2011, Watson exceeded previously unmet expectations for artificial intelligence by easily overwhelming two Jeopardy!champions on national TV. While Watson-like technologies could be used in a variety of settings (e.g., network management or health care), the steep investments IBM has already made suggest ...