BenTrem tweeted on 2011-02-17

  • Gee golly wee ain't this fun! We can celebrate and cheer and not actually have to do one single fucking thing! Weeeeeeeeeeee! #matrix #borg #
  • NB: "grown up" is what happens with the passage of time. Mature adult citizen is quite something else. #
  • @ToughLoveforX What's EcoSys? in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • My moonshine is 85% and very, very dry. Judging by online conversation people like to drink sugar water … lotsa flavor, no effect. #
  • @monaeltahawy Sexual abuse as weapon of war, slave labour, child soldiers … we have some issues to work on! in reply to monaeltahawy #
  • "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Policy issues always have a local face. Or, at least, should #
  • Obama wants "adult conversation" on budget issues? heh … good luck! Not a lot of that going around these days. #
  • Here's the insanity: people who merely babbles value others' views relative to that standard. I've worked for years on my project. *tilt!* #
  • Just got email from a community communications working group I joined in 1999. It was SPAM. *sigh* #
  • Follow the $$$ … putting forensic audit of #Mubarak #039;s wealth online would be pretty sweet! #Egypt This sort of thing shows who's who. #
  • Always fun to find that some pundit started blogging mid-2008. *not!* #
  • @JohnFMoore Now, let's see the rest of the list! ("On Humane Governance" has been my bible since I found it in '96.) in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • "Hey I've got an idea: let's change the flat tire so we can get to the beach." "Nawww, let's go online and bla-blah about camping instead." #
  • "Hey, let's document the false promises city council has made this year!" "Nawww, let's just spider tweets about Egypt and Tunisia." #
  • "Hey, let's scrape the mail-list to see who's actually come up with proposals!" "Man, get a freaking life! Hey, did you see this video?" #
  • @JohnFMoore I like it to. Last time I checked (years ago) World Order Models Project had gone moribund. Typical of my cohort's work. *sigh* in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • Re-thinking corruption: if innovative solutions are subjected to the same social games as ideologically lumbered policy, I call that corrupt #
  • @bgardner FWIW the name is supposed to be CamelCase. in reply to bgardner #
  • Jeopardy and @IBMWatson round 2 coming up! #
  • Ouch … one of the subjects is ""Church" and "State"" … note that each key word is in quotes. #Jeopardy #
  • "I'll wager $6,435" … "I won't ask" huh huh #
  • "I'll wager $1,246" … algorithm at work. ;p #
  • Watson is kickin' butt again. Slightly double or nothing? Home-run hitter! #
  • @tbains 80/20 – Bet for most things, most time, in "attention economy", # of friends can be used as confident metric. Insanity => insanity. #
  • @NewsHour He was pleasant. Charming. Took a page from the Great Communicator's book? in reply to NewsHour #
  • @nalandabodhiny I just connected with you in NY via Twitter's "Who to follow" sidebar. It's like they know me! ;-) Tashi Delek! in reply to nalandabodhiny #
  • @tbains Oh, hey, by 80 / 20 I didn't mean anything I like or agree with. Superficial / trite / all things "low hanging". cheers in reply to tbains #
  • @tbains *nervous giggle* Ayup … 80 / 20 becomes a way of being in the world. It's transparent, too. I'm a speed-bump. *grin* in reply to tbains #
  • @tbains :-) I just peeked your bio. You familiar w/John Willinsky? Now Stanford, yae? How come PKP is at SMU? You work with that stuff? in reply to tbains #
  • Reading a paper.li on a *cough* non-trivial topic. I'm not sure I like giddy. I don't think I enjoy giddy. I get tired of giddy. Giddy sux. #
  • Re-thinking pundit bog and how to filter. What they /don't/ grapple with is the design question. Because they're marketing types? Who cares. #
  • How to stay active w/o fear of Getting Anything Done: bla-blah yada-blah bla-yada-blah, yada-bla-yada … #
  • If I could connect with @IBMWatson's lab (and P. Horn) I'd suggest a grand challenge c/w commercial application. But I can't. So … #
  • When I couldn't find a magnet strong enough (1965, grade 6) I couldn't build my gyroscope. For my rocket. Dollar short; day late. #
  • "There's no index. Things are spread out all over the place. You lose the point." Jim Garrison on the Warren Commission. (That's the point!) #
  • @DavidMTaylor Oh, yaa, @IBMWatson is for sure. But heh to be honest Twitter's a jim-dandy version of brickwall. IBM = Kafka's Kastle. ;-p in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • @eharrisondotorg We weren't all dirty. And for weren't all right. But yaa, some of us kinda got the idea. @ValdisKrebs cc: @wewereright in reply to ValdisKrebs #
  • @eharrisondotorg p.s. there's a slot in Profile for homepage URL … makes it a clickable link. cheers! in reply to eharrisondotorg #
  • @DavidMTaylor Gawd … Twitter should cancel that. I /hate/ accounts that SHOUT. But do check @IBMWatson's tweets. Lots of good links. in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • @DavidMTaylor p.s. Imagine someone saying "Say, I've got a decision support system that would supplant Lotus real well". (I do.) No go. in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • @jowyang Recall Buckminster Fuller's "Pirates and Navigators"? For my money most A-list and pundits are pirates. Viva los geeks! in reply to jowyang #
  • @IBMWatson /me scribbles "Ping achieved" ;-) cheers! in reply to IBMWatson #
  • @IBMWatson An earlier ping: > http://bit.ly/eLXHwb < Tatha for now. ^5 #
  • "Military industrial complex". Eisenhower talked about it; Kennedy moved against it. Now? *shrug* Have you looked into any shadows lately? #
  • Republican monkeys are still at it: Hawai'i's state documentation on Obama's birth isn't good enough for them. Shows GOP is brain damaged. #
  • #ParticipatoryDeliberation – "Everybody's entitled to their own opinion. They're not entitled to their own facts." quoted by Jeffrey Toobin #
  • It's like this: I know I can't out-gun 108,000 A-list pundits. (Shouts to straight reporters!) So I came up with a software system. Is all. #
  • @GlenAllenWalken You're right. It's true. I get PO'd. p.s. you follow David Frum? I had (passed) a terrific allergy to him. in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • @GlenAllenWalken p.s.2 I'm rereading Henry K's "Diplomacy". Amazing mind, but still makes my skin creep. in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • @GlenAllenWalken Fair enough, Sir. Fair winds! ^5 in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • @ArabRevolution Hence my "IT has failed the democracy movement". The project deserves better. #ParticipatoryDeliberation cc: @monaeltahawy #
  • @ArabRevolution Get Naguid Sawiris and his friends to plow money into new tech. Forums, wikis, FB, Twitter … soft nails and light hammers. in reply to ArabRevolution #
  • @ArabRevolution p.s. by way of introduction, one of my tweets Feb 1: http://bit.ly/gQmWmn < #collaboration in reply to ArabRevolution #
  • Spokes for Revolutionary Youth Alliance on how Army isn't very interested. "Invite, Involve, Inform, Ignore." cc: @ArabRevolution #Egypt #
  • @jaredatch That's pithy … and too, too true. Sounds trite / glib but it actually reflects an important truth! in reply to jaredatch #
  • @wbaustin It'd be wonderful if Madoff wrote a book on systemic hypocrisy … low-grade corruption all 'round. in reply to wbaustin #
  • @djkelly Started that with Edmonton Cross Cultural Learner Center in '76. #OpenAccess #ParticipatoryDeliberation in reply to djkelly #
  • Really puts my nose out of joint to watch local pundits re-invent the wheel rather than collaborate … corruption writ small. #
  • The superficiality and glibness of what so many celebrate as "social software" lends itself perfectly to the worst sort of manipulation. #
  • @Firefox – FF4 doesn't allow Location bar? I like to mouse-over links and see where I'm headed. Not an option? #
  • Hucksterism … #Gov2 0 makes me gag. A new version of oligarchs' propaganda. #
  • While everybody's back-slapping and schmoozing I'm kicking tires and slamming doors and … well, shows I have a bad attitude I guess! #
  • @zenrev The last phrase? Surplus to requirement. I mean the action, not the words. take care in reply to zenrev #
  • Reading a paper on the philosophy of truth I have to wonder: does anybody care? Seems to me being in flow with the schmooze matters most. #
  • @CameronHerold Eco-nomy … how many folk relate to fundamentals? If citizens are happy with delusion, why would oligarchs make waves? in reply to CameronHerold #
  • @DavidMTaylor Someone else seeing potential in combining Watson and Notes: http://bit.ly/gMpYix in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • #philosophy Temp is 62F. Joe finds it too cool. Joan doesn't notice cuz she's fine. What argument about truth VS facts?! Data / information. #
  • #PoliticalAdvocacy – A-list pundits have studied how to raise their reputations. I studied people and how they come to hold strong opinions. #
  • @DavidMTaylor Oh … so sorry to hear that. HeyHo, so it goes. in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • @CameronHerold heh … the folk who profit from government scams will leave social media pure and un-tainted? "Restless" can be re-directed. in reply to CameronHerold #
  • @Gsquare86 "The coalition" is the usual thing: pundits and schmoozers become self-identified core group. Business as usual. stay well in reply to Gsquare86 #
  • Perhaps a new generation will come to know how bourgeois politics is a stinking dung heap. Better than dictatorship, but … cc: @Gsquare86 #
  • When have yuppies ever appreciated that quality matters existentially? Twitter + FB = enlightenment … how deluded is /that/?! #
  • @stephendale – G'day! I just found your "Knowledge Hub" post. W/respect "dissonance" seems confounded w/helmet fire > http://bit.ly/Qn3LY < #
  • Generalization – A-list are assholes. #
  • Human individuals are exquisitely sensitive when it comes to GroupThink: the slightest dissonance gives rise to a subtle malice. #
  • @DavidMTaylor Again: I've known of Notes since it first started. Like most software, it inspired me to a deep sense of woe. in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • Get a grip: while the oligarchs have systems that are near Star Trek quality you're celebrating popcorn?! Excuse me if I don't cheer along. #
  • @evgenymorozov Sync: I moments ago (on a slightly related topic) typed "Excuse me if I don't clap along." in reply to evgenymorozov #
  • "Responsiveness to citizen demands" … I have yet to meet even 1 person who wants to /do/ rather than /talk/. #Gov2 0 #
  • @DavidMTaylor re: NSA – Depends what you're thinking of. But they're subject to the same disease: schmoozers selling smoke&mirrors. in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • How stunned is popular culture? Asking Justin Bieber about abortion in a TV interview, then pursuing the issue, then dissecting his replies. #
  • 1) Take a plain vanilla CMS; 2) Label it "Communities of Practice"; 3) enjoy bragging rights. #matrix #borg #
  • Context – How can innovation be properly valued when customizing a WordPress theme is looked upon as some brilliant achievement? #matrix #
  • Ghastly thought: say bit.ly or tinyurl.com went out of business. All those links would be 404! courtesy @SparkCBC #
  • @nytimespolitics Talk to me about forensic analysis system. (You like Document Cloud, right?) in reply to nytimespolitics #
  • OMG … just realized that what I was doing with MIL-SPEC tech_docs in '89 anticipated XML ontology! #
  • @steverubel I'm waiting for a tweet /just like that/ about a system to get folk involved in policy decisions. *sound of ship coming in* in reply to steverubel #
  • @rgaidot Salut Régis – Say, did you work on co-ment? in reply to rgaidot #
  • @stephendale They're quite diff, since dissonance is about holding contradictory views while helmet fire is about being overwhelmed. cheers in reply to stephendale #
  • @LuminousHeart It must be dön season … getting fed up with slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. :-) Tashi delek in reply to LuminousHeart #
  • @LuminousHeart As for thanks … I never ever look for that. If it fails to spark any sort of response / discussion, well … then it fails. in reply to LuminousHeart #
  • "What Would #Watson #039;s Victory Mean?" > http://bit.ly/eud8Wx < (NewYorker.com) cc: @IBMWatson #
  • @rgaidot "Political memory" project + co-ment = very close to what I've been working on. http://gnodal.protension.com in reply to rgaidot #
  • @LuminousHeart Dharmically? Folk have lots of energy … sparks flying everywhere … but no focus. As my teacher jokes, "No time, no time!" in reply to LuminousHeart #
  • @SerialSuccess Odd … I got email notification of Follow, but there wasn't a Follow. HeyHo cheers in reply to SerialSuccess #
  • @JohnFMoore Sidebar: Do you now of something like The Local Government Group > http://bit.ly/gn0l8W < in NA? TIA #Gov2 0 in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @LuminousHeart Ngondro? 108 syllables is my long-time fave … that and a couple of deep breaths is grounding. :-) cheers in reply to LuminousHeart #
  • When I meet someone with very similar hobbies / interests / concerns I don't blow them off. I guess I'm just weird. *web2 sucks!* #
  • Book title: "Web 2.0 and the Trivialization of Practically Everything" #
  • @JohnFMoore Sorry John, the acronym alone was no joy. Something more of a hint? in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @DiggsWayne Typo? +of … can't figure it out. in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • @berkun My long-time motto: "If you look to see how the system works | Likely you will find that it doesn't." 80 / 20 sucks. in reply to berkun #
  • @DiggsWayne Gotcha thanks in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • @berkun The laptop / projector thing, I still ache: mid-presentation of my work on VRML and looked up to see "No Data" flashing. Ick! :) in reply to berkun #
  • #Dharma – I can't just dump 35yrs of work to do my yogin thing; anybody got the stuff to help with a "public engagement" startup? #
  • @berkun I didn't know you were an automattic geek! I'll have to add your blog to my pipe > http://bit.ly/fvgVtz < (Old project) in reply to berkun #
  • Can there be "innovation" without startup? I don't think so. Deployment is basic. #

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