Re: [unrev-II] How DKR Penetration Will Be Achieved (PRIVATE)

From: Henry van Eyken (
Date: Sun Feb 27 2000 - 14:20:37 PST

From: Henry van Eyken <>

P.S. So much for PRIVATE!
Good thing I signed it with the name "Eric" instead of my own.


Henry van Eyken wrote:

> From: Henry van Eyken <>
> Just to be sure, Eric, and so it won't be lost, your paper is of great
> importance. Of course, when all is said and done, we can have various entry
> points for penetration. Working at the bottom and softening up the top.
> After "doing" your contribution and sending it off, the thought struck me that
> penetration via the Internet might well be a DKR around the world's most
> urgent, complex problems -- a properly functioning democracy for maintaining
> (= re-establishing) a healthy environment. This, of course, requires popular
> computency, a computency that takes into account human nature (including those
> of our so-called leaders). Without wishing to be opportunistic, but this is
> precisely what Fleabyte wants to be about. Would it not be wonderful if it
> could be made into a well-functioning, educational DKR for spreading a better
> understanding of, and education in the use of well-matched neural and
> electronic thinking? Just wondering how realistic I am. (To be sure, the name
> "Fleabyte" is not important, nor is my role in it. What counts is a viable,
> and subsequently, effective web-publication. In my dreams, I see it function
> under the aegis of public-spirited cognitive-science departments, ell outside
> the hands of commerce. Just a dream, nothing more.
> At any rate, please stay the present course. When the Colloquium approaches
> its scheduled conclusion, we may then give thought as to how to best take
> things from there.
> Regards,
> Eric
> Eric Armstrong wrote:
> > From: Eric Armstrong <>
> >
> > Great comments, Henry. &c.
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