Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Thanks MOCC

For this greeting from the Sunshine state. As I recall, BigMedia kept trying to recount the chads, recount the chads, recount the chads.

Michael O'Connor Clarke suggestively reminds us of the role of the Supremes in the 2000 election as he detects one of them remembering what it is like to live in a free society:

"...if this nation is to remain true to the ideals symbolized by its flag, it must not wield the tools of tyrants even to resist an assault by the forces of tyranny."

5 Comments:

Blogger Jon Husband said...

Could you say more about the seemingly ubiquitous, if not near-universal drive to simplifying, and reaching AN answer?

I'm not sure if it's just a characteristic of Western culture, or a generalized outcome that has grown in accompaniment to the forms of education we have adopted in the 20th Century. In my work (at times) as an organization development facilitator I have seen this urge to closure and action to solve a problem rear its head time and again - almost always to soon to begin being effective at responding to (not necessarily "solving") a problem.

Simplification can of course be elegant, when it synthesizes complexity without omitting any of the key components of an issue, but it seems like really hard work to me, and not necessarily the same thing as an effective response to a problem or issue.

6/30/2004 9:44 AM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

I meant the previous comment to belong to the blog post above. Sorry ... too early, only two sips of coffee in me ;-)

6/30/2004 10:21 AM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Jon, I've replied in the comments to the following post ("binary complexity") - thanks, tom.

6/30/2004 9:53 PM  
Blogger michaelo said...

Thanks Tom (and hello Jon - long time no speak).

The permalinks were borked, I'm afraid. Now fixed. Here's the corrected link.

6/30/2004 11:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Thanks Michael, but I think the borking continues. Seems to insert a % where there should be a #. For no good reason. Here 'tis again, long form:

http://michaelocc.com/archives/2004_06_01_archives.html#108844964256558805

7/01/2004 8:00 AM  

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