compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
A fellow Briton - more famous these-days in the USA than the UK for his TV
series entitled Connections - also subscribes, in not dissimilar fashion, to this
inspired a generation of teachers, students and innovative thinkers.
James Burke's work explores the idiosyncratic relationships between
technology, science, and social change throughout modern history - and
in so doing he has brought the world a unique perspective on how all of
history is interrelated & interdependent. His KnowledgeWeb Project has
been established to promote the concepts - which he established through a
have changed the world. I publish here today my own chain of events which
have resulted in Brian establishing the zaadz environment.
in the July edition of Atlantic Monthly - his idea of a wondrous machine which
he called a memex. A machine which would enable you to search through
information with incredible speed. You could pinpoint a thought in a book,
leap to a related pointing a newspaper story and go on linking ideas until you
built, in essence, a record tracing your own train of thought - one which you
could pass along to friends and associates. All of which would be considerably
closer to the way the MIND works.
... he further added As Bush described it, the human minds snaps instantly
from one related thought to another, following an intricate web of associative
trails - synapse to synapse -" .. the speed of the action, the intricacy of the
trails, the detail of mental picture is awe inspiring ...."
developed into HyperCard. The Apple Macintosh and HyperCard, back-ended
by a NEXT server, was then used by Tim Berners Lee to create an electronic
work-group environment - global in context - to facilitate the connections
between all the scientists and their associates involved in the CERN project.
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