BenTrem tweeted on 2011-02-02

  • @nickcharney "Things like that" … you mean group-think? Oh. I don't think of it as sin, or evil. It's a technical problem. HeyHo. in reply to nickcharney #
  • Lemme get this straight: if I don't think about corruption, or greed, or larceny, or incompetence, that will show me a good person? *blink* #
  • ElBaradei "To find even one person who doesn't say Mubarak is a ruthless dictator I'd be surprised." Oh, come on! Farm owners (N?) dissent. #
  • @nickcharney The point was about enabling decision making / policy process. HeyHo, lots of reasons to turn away from solutions. *shrug* in reply to nickcharney #
  • Want a glimpse of reality? Look at the number of feckless yuppie-types who expect professionals in Egypt to cut their own throats. #matrix #
  • Demonstrators in #Egypt chant "The army and the people are one". No Tiananmen Square! No fundamentalist revolution! #
  • #GroupThink – When you buy your buddies BS you do it by selling your integrity. I'm not saying you care. I'm saying you should. #karma #
  • #GroupThink – When you buy your buddies' BS you do it by selling your integrity. I'm not saying you care. I'm saying you should. #karma #
  • @jdarrah Not pessimistic (was doing community workshops in the 70s), just that, well, ChangeCamp ain't game-changer. in reply to jdarrah #
  • Add 1 to the list: #Tunisia #Yemen #Egypt and … ready for this? #Sudan #
  • @ozarkherbs Hey there you! Oh woa now … I'd be astonished if Utah decided on a fundamental change. ;-) cheers in reply to ozarkherbs #
  • "Plan To Replace #Mubarak May Be In The Works" > http://bit.ly/erx6fl < (NPR.org) A 2-part made in #Egypt plan for transition. #
  • @ozarkherbs OMG; cessation? I shouldn't joke. That stuff scares me straight. Plays into my worst paranoid/pessimistic fantasies. stay well in reply to ozarkherbs #
  • Q: how in the name of all that's holy do you "load" a gun after it's been "locked". "Lock and load" was an actors mis-spoken line somewhere. #
  • I wonder: will e-books increase readership? Reading a book – dead-tree version or otherwise – that's not like spending 40hrs reading blogs. #
  • Watching PBS. Chautauqua. As a young man I heard of this. What I think is best of American (read: US) culture. Have we lost it? Are we lost? #
  • I've seen you energetically congregate to the worst. I've seen you feebly speak in support of the best. I don't much like you. #
  • @wewereright OMG. I trained with FN-C1. "Load" a clip then haul breech back/release for 1st round. But yours makes sense. M1 carbine? M16? in reply to wewereright #
  • "Hear from #Chautauqua President Thomas Becker why Chautauqua is important today." > http://bit.ly/gltbm9 < video at PBS.org #
  • @wewereright Simpler: after the last round the breech was held back. So that's "locked". Just a different loading procedure. It's cultural! in reply to wewereright #
  • #Egypt – If I was on the ground I'd advise this: a comprehensive list of grievances i.e. corruption and abuse of power. Gore Mubarak's ox! #
  • http://protension.com #
  • My system turns on this: solutions are abstract. Perhaps practical, perhaps not. Experience of problems is not. So: experience-based! #
  • Beware "great leaders". Let each begin by grabbing hold of the part of chain that's nearest them and work to break that. #Egypt #discourse #
  • #Egypt – Finally, on Charlie Rose, /someone/ brings up that the autocrats have yet to flex their muscle. Carefully, and well! #
  • #Karma – #Egypt #039;s autocrats so weakened civil society that no legitimate political parties can be fielded. Elections when? 6mnths? 2yrs? #
  • @ozarkherbs Well you know words are tricky. That can be "You can't tell me how to educate my kids" or "I can do whatever I want". in reply to ozarkherbs #
  • @ozarkherbs "States rights" is classic: lots of grey. What I see is folk being invited to a) take an absolute position then b) stop thinking in reply to ozarkherbs #
  • Here's a wicked thought: in a way pundits /deserve/ to be idolized. Rather than actually /doing/ (wey hard) they earn by doing the easier. #
  • Pundits, like dictators, rely on individual citizens being incapable. If we democratized the decision process pundits would be out. #Gov2 0 #
  • @raisinbread Wanna step that up a notch? Have "pot luck" lunches. You end up with smorg! in reply to raisinbread #
  • @johnboehner Quite right … can't let data and conventional theory get in the way of the obvious argument. in reply to johnboehner #
  • Hooa! I added #Sudan to the list of #Tunisia and #Egypt well guess what: #Jordan Popular demonstrations lead to dismissal of PM! #
  • A nice NGO that has a circa 1998 website. How to get them to do an RFP? #design #
  • #Egypt – Allow me a moment of cynicism; Mubarak won't run, but the election will be fixed and his henchmen will get in. *shrug* Reform!!! #
  • "#Quora Raises Questions" > http://bit.ly/iecmeZ < (NYTimes) I have a question: how did they raise US$86M?! Geeeeesch #matrix #borg #
  • Internet bandwidth – Say you use 1000 times as much bandwidth as I do. We pay the same share of cost?! That's simply insane. #borg #
  • @acarvin The soldier the other day backing away, freaked out, waving his pistol … he represents a lotta folk in the background. in reply to acarvin #
  • @rhh What's that about, history?! *pffffffft* /me reaches for his pistol. ;-P in reply to rhh #
  • @dailydish RFE: thanks for link to CSPAN video of "Conservative Soul"; please create simple page so we can tweet it from your site. cheers #
  • Who gets rewarded by #Quora #039;s money? The design is underwhelming, the function is mediocre, the product is … lame. So who? For what? #
  • I'll say it again: #AttentionEconomy is about sizzle … people who are pathologically over-weight and violent know no better. #Gov2 0 #
  • I recall a good conversation w/regards to cognition and the dynamics of discourse. That was '98. Maybe '99. *FAIL* #Gov2 0 #E Rulemaking #
  • p.s. it's called "acquired powerlessness". It means you get rewarded for not trying. That attitude becomes foundational. #Gov2 0 #matrix #
  • PotUS on TV shortly. #
  • High stakes crap-shoot: if you were writing for Obama, what would you have him say? (Seems pretty close to lose/lose!) #
  • #Egypt – A few people in the streets of Cairo waving shoes in the air. Pretty much says it all! #
  • "Challenge of the Information Highway" – 1 of 4 key policy principles: "competency and citizens' participation". That was 15yrs ago! #Gov2 0 #
  • "Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results" > http://bit.ly/e9kzs4 < via @tputh / @iA #
  • PotUS on TV now. #
  • @digiphile Now, will people demand better tools? Probably not, because that's why we have designers and experts. #techne #praxis #borg in reply to digiphile #
  • #PotUS – Well, sure beats stepping in shit! #
  • @twitter – RFE: restrict place search to city. I'm looking for Mill Creek in Edmonton. Getting results from California and NCarolina is duhh #

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About Bernard (ben) Tremblay

CMC since '72; compulsively tech_docs
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