BenTrem tweeted on 2011-02-01

  • Tension between police and army. Ok that's 1. Liberals and Islamists. 2. But don't forget: countryside is reactionary. Big detail. #Egypt #
  • @waelabbas Compare Army to police. Now … reconsider the alternatives. #praxis #Egypt #
  • @DarpickDawod Can you source an ElBaradei quote to that effect? in reply to DarpickDawod #
  • @weddady /me pats plastic bullet. Given the choice, I wouldn't hesitate for a single moment. in reply to weddady #
  • @USANewsSecrets "Reports" … "reported" … yes, some people make their living by propagating rumours like that. Poor practice. *FAIL* in reply to USANewsSecrets #
  • Meanwhile, Israel hunkers down behind the wall it has built through other people's land. Kinda sucks, don't it, to have that as "peace". #
  • Of course Uncle Sam wouldn't object to a neo-liberal gov't in #Egypt So long as the same deal applies: 1st $$$, then PR. #RealPolitik #
  • @karmabhutia Thanks for the good effort, and for letting me know about the page. Mangalam! in reply to karmabhutia #
  • #Egypt – The /absence/ of troops on the streets would give hard-liners pretext to flex their muscles. Better to find modus vivendi. #
  • @szpak E.M.Ho! Totally amazing! thanks!! #
  • Crazy Wisdom movie (Chogyam #Trungpa review http://t.co/gYr5sgH < trailer > http://crazywisdomthemovie.com < via @szpak #dharma #shambhala #
  • Partiality manifests at the level of cognitive schema: you /chose/ insanity because that's the way to be rich and popular. *FAIL* #matrix #
  • @nickcharney I think that's something like target fixation; yet.more data is just low hanging fruit. Decision makers face /too much/ data. in reply to nickcharney #
  • @IdeaGov – "Attention economy", like Marx's "iron law of capital", is no unalloyed good; distraction > http://bit.ly/envEFg cc: @nickcharney #
  • @pzmyers Nice thought, but something like category error. Can we not be thoughtless? Sure we can. Hence "mindlessness". cc: ZenDirtZenDust #
  • @pzmyers 1) do exam, 2) shovel snow w/material on back-burner, 3) blog … so we can chat. :-) cc: ZenDirtZenDust in reply to pzmyers #
  • #publication #licence – Anyone know "The Portable Dragon"? I'd love to webify this … it's mmmm a different version of I Ching. #copyright #
  • #RuleOfLaw – Airport officials demand bribes ("luggage fees") b4 allowing Canadian plane to leave Egypt; flight delayed for hours. #
  • "American Liberals and the Streets of Cairo" > http://bit.ly/faIe7M < (The New Republic) #Egypt #
  • "A Note of Warning and Encouragement for #Egyptians From an Iranian who lived through the 1979 Revolution." > http://bit.ly/fhP57x < #
  • See, because group-think is /real/, every group has blind spots. Kinda like Godel's theorem: platform is either incomplete or contradictory. #
  • @nickcharney Absolutely no quibble about #OpenAccess /But/ that's the gasoline, not the engine. Data != information. cheers in reply to nickcharney #
  • @nickcharney p.s. what I became aware of in '73: data is interpreted according to assumptions. (Is why I later studied cog-psych. *grin*) in reply to nickcharney #
  • @nickcharney From another venue I've been pondering "rebel". How's this: to rebel is to question primary assumptions. #PaintedBird #borg in reply to nickcharney #
  • @nickcharney I just viewed your @prezi. Ok, it's slow. But think: how many folk would bother with it? So: that slice is perhaps patient. :-) in reply to nickcharney #
  • You really think every significant datum needs to be drenched in MSG and coated with salt and sugar? Geee … low opinion of society. #
  • In my experience 80% are benighted, 10% are pathologically greedy. The other 10%? Scattered, distracted, over-busy, and inchoate. #borg #
  • At #WEF Charlie Rose (just interviewed Tim Geithner) is wearing thick wooley socks … bright red. What's /that/ about?! heh #
  • @nickcharney Paradigmatic: "What are the weaknesses with this roadmap?" … Some long seconds passed." Dialectic / discourse … is what. in reply to nickcharney #
  • Anybody doing party politics knows that social dynamics are key. But when it comes to innovation? Suddenly folk are brain-damaged. #Gov2 0 #
  • If your boss innovates, he gets rich. If you as an employee innovate, he gets rich. *tap tap tap* Hello? Anybody out there? #matrix #borg #
  • #Innovation – Case on point: "Commenting with Facebook Connect" > http://bit.ly/av6KR8 < Big companies and A-list profit; individuals? #
  • @nickcharney You'd know better: departments run like little fiefdoms? http://bit.ly/heBa0S < "Mandarins" are just one type of A-list. in reply to nickcharney #
  • You know, a lot of the stuff I tweet is rhetorical. I know: folk follow dominant paradigm as alternative to existential fear. #pessimism #
  • @RamyYaacoub The ABC of revolutionary change: a) secure food, water and milk, b) militate against villains and thugs, c) keep on keepin' on. #
  • @steverubel – 1 thing I don't get. How is whatever they're doing described as "third party"? in reply to steverubel #
  • @google – FB's so-called "third party commenting system" … gimme a shout and we'll talk about "Gnodal". Superior in every way. !fluff #
  • @steverubel Noop noop, not editorializing here; definitional. If FB launches, in what sense is it "third party"? I mean technically. #SaaS in reply to steverubel #
  • @steverubel p.s. I decided on "many to many" in '96. To trunk / pipe / connect / link such as NYTimes/BBC w/such as Charlie Rose or CIAO. in reply to steverubel #
  • @steverubel p.s2 I've been in stealth mode since *sigh* '04. Having done SigInt/CommCen I tend to be cryptic. Habitually. *G* in reply to steverubel #
  • @suehuff Truly substantial exchanges don't just happen. > http://bit.ly/i8wjp8 < Lotsa folk like to say it, but … cc: @ChrisLabossiere in reply to suehuff #
  • Rule #1 of innovation: confirm the A-list. meh #matrix #borg #
  • "Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia‚Äôs Contributor List" > http://bit.ly/emg26G < (NYTimes) Less than 15% contributors are female. #
  • 80/20 Rule for Dummies – A-list pundits get 80% of the credit / rewards for bla-yada-blah. Actually doing is 5 times as hard, for less gain. #
  • You /gotta/ be kidding … yet.another storm targets NE and this time it's a "monster". #
  • @LisaBarone A lotta people ignore stuff because the things are popular? *blink* in reply to LisaBarone #

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About Bernard (ben) Tremblay

CMC since '72; compulsively tech_docs
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