> One thing I like about Tractions ability to *add* categories
> to an information node is that it makes it possible to
> reframe points in a discussion from a different point.
Yes, this is nice but not very different from what programs such as Lotus
Notes or Outlook do which is to put a node in multiple categories. I think
the problem we all have and that was illustrated by the Forrest Gump story
is that we are unable to see things with other people's category and value
systems. It is extremely difficult to externalize one's category system in
ways that make it understandable by others. It is one thing to flesh out
some of it in a conversation, it is another to make it explicit in a way
that makes it understandable or even simply viewable by a machine.
Machines also don't have much of a sense of humor :) Would a machine
understand anything from the Forrest Gump Story? Absolutely not, but you all
did. Naratives and jokes are very powerful. How do we integrate them into
the OHS or DKR? I understand that such a question goes beyond the tidepool
boat but if we don't tackle it soon enough, aren't we just going to produce
another Lotus Notes?
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