Human systems seem to be the product of evolution, perhaps with bumps in the
path due to revolutionary discoveries -- punctuated equalibria, I think. I
tend to view Doug Engelbart's work as revolutionary, at least in the sense
that it was invented long before it became popular to think that way. It
may be that Bootstrap offers the potential to be the small revolution in the
social evolution we all experience.
Given my "cowboy" perspective on things, I tend to think the evolution will
occur, and perhaps with little pain. I continue to learn, however, that in
cultures other than that to which I am accustomed, evolution may not be as
easy. I think that perhaps the web and Bootstrap offer us the opportunity
to advance social evolution in a sensible, maybe even painless fashion
without giving up the true richness that many cultures offer to all
humanity. It seems to me that, in attacking humanity's problems, as
suggested in the Colloquieum, all cultures will find appropriate paths to
local evolution. My invitation to discuss social systems stands; from time
to time, perhaps you will find topics in that space that are, or become
suitable for discussion.
From: Hirohide Yamada <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 6:20 PM
> Mr. Jack Park;
> Human system (society) side is a system that behaves differently
> from technology system. We yet do not know the process of how the
> integrity of a society gets established as the whole in this new
> paradigm change we face.
> An established social system has a feedback mechanism to support
> it from various activities of the society and needs a revolution
> to change the system. This time, the revolution we need is not
> physical revolution but a philosophical revolution. It has to be
> supported voluntarily by people in the system in their day to day
> The revolution we need is a change of the priority;
> from -- Science finds, Industry applies and Man Conforms
> (Motto of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair)
> to -- People propose, Science studies and Technology Conforms.
> (Things that make us SMART, 1993 by Donald A. Norman)
> Japan has built a very tightly integrated economical and
> industrial social system as a whole based on the first paradigm.
> Because of this tightness, the revolution has to be planned.
> Doug's model gives us a good foundation for the revolution in my
> Think Japan as the older IBM. How could IBM go through the change
> if it was the whole society not a part of the society.
> We first tried to recruit members for BAJapan such that we involve
> sizable project, but found that if we involve a big project, we
> have to compromise the revolution side. We recently have changed
> the strategy and are trying to recruit core members to do the
> revolution (paradigm change). This process is still slow and
> need whole other discussion and experiment which we are currently
> doing and hope to be able to report the outcome soon.
> I was uncomfortable discussing the human system side in this mail
> list but thanks for the invitation.
> Hirohide Yamada
> Jack Park wrote:
> > Yamada San,
> > I am most pleased to hear this. Could you please use this forum to tell
> > more about your work?
> > Cheers
> > Jack Park
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Hirohide Yamada <email@example.com>
> > To: <unrev-II@egroups.com>
> > Cc: Uyetani <Tatsuya.Uyetani@fujixerox.co.jp>; Muraoka, Yoichi
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sano,Kinichiro
> > Kusunoki <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 12:47 PM
> > Subject: Re: [unrev-II] Japan and IT
> > > Of course we are working on it. If you remember Doug`s Augmentation
> > System,
> > > Japan's challenge I believe is in human system side. This proposal of
> > > information technology only addresses technology side and somebody
> > > augment it with Human side, thus Bootstrap Alliance Japan, but yes I
> > admit,
> > > human side goes frustratingly slow.
> > >
> > >
> > > Jack Park wrote:
> > > >
> > > > http://wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,39983,00.html
> > > > <http://wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,39983,00.html>
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "TOKYO -- A Japanese government panel on Monday drafted proposals
> > at
> > > > putting the country at the forefront of information technology in
> > > > years, complaining that high telecommunications fees were hampering
> > Internet
> > > > use.
> > > >
> > > > The Information Technology Strategy Council, headed by Sony chairman
> > > > Nobuyuki Idei, called for a high-speed Internet framework, along
> > rules
> > > > for electronic commerce and training to boost computer literacy."
> > > >
> > > > What's happening with Bootstrap Alliance Japan?
> > >
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