July 28, 2008

Testing Zemanta

Filed under: cybernetics — Bricoleur @ 7:01 pm

I’ve just downloaded Zemanta – and will be giving its first work out in this post. >>>

Stafford Beer 1926 - 2002

Stafford Beer 1926 - 2002

If, as will become the dominant theme of this blog, the Purpose of a System is What it Does (POSIWID) what does it mean to mankind that so many of our systems appear broken to even unseasoned observers?  Stafford Beer of course had a lot to say on this subject in his many works but open example that often haunts me comes from his work of prose Chronicles of Wizard Prang.

“In a hundred years or so, everyone now alive in the whole earth will be dead – is this not so? … It would therefore be possible for the human race to run its affairs quite differently, in a wise and benevolent fashion, in a relatively short time… The purpose of education,” said Wizard Prang, “is to make sure this doesn’t happen.”

<<< This was all to brief a workout but it looks like a valuable tool- it assists finding relevant links to cross reference in a blog post ….. and as a jog to my own memory of where to go back to others it doesn’t find.

I’ll be using it more over the next several posts to give it a real trial – this and the iPhone for “jiffy short posts” just might lead me back into blogging.

Zemanta Pixie

1 Comment »

  1. Jure from Zemanta here. It’s always good to hear that something we built could help with getting back into blogging. If you have any ideas or problems with Zemanta, please feel free to email me – or use our forums and I’ll be happy to help 🙂

    Jure Cuhalev, Zemanta

    Comment by Jure Cuhalev — July 29, 2008 @ 2:48 am | Reply

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