Every bell and whistle is another wrong button to press.
Divinity is every version.
A temple is every one.
Worship is your every thought.
Ritual is your every action.
Scripture is your every word.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
— George Bernard Shaw
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 – 1950)
In an earlier post I was reflecting on the concept of a curriculum shared by Tim Brown of IDEO on his Design Thinking Blog. At that time I shared a list of areas I felt would compose a curriculum. I have continued to reflect on this and I have come up with the following table:
The rows in the above table are the market segments the columns are the market segment actions.
I have been working to accept nature as it is. I found myself looking at the System International Measure Units:
1. Prediction – Radiation – Mission – Art – Visual – Eye – Video – Candela
2. Harmonization – Vibration – Strategy – Science – Tempal – Ear – Audio – Celcius
3. Synchronation – Duration – Tactics – Design – Signal – Nose – Events – Second
4. Information – Distance – Operation – Engineering – Gradual – Throat – Graphics – Metre
5. Validation – Mass – Product – Skill – Technical – Jaw – Text – Kilogram
6. Transaction – Current – Service – Training – Clerical – Body – Equations – Ampere
7. Satisfaction – Molarity – Price – Education – Medial – Thumb – Numbers – Mole
I am of the opinion, if we stick to the basics we will develop better systems.
Elizabeth Gilbert discusses overcoming the fear of creativity. Click on the image to watch the TED.com video.
If you look at my first ZenUniverse post, you will see a six column model. However, the System International Units require seven columns.
Here is a table of two hemisphere intersections. I am using Latin roots, but you will recognize many of the terms:
Here is a blank table you can print out and experiment with correlations and intersections of your own:
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A debate in 1968 that is still relevant today.
Probably the best thirty minutes you could spend this week is hearing these two giants exchange their thoughts.
I agree with McLuhan’s foresight regarding the ascent of the role of the artist to integrate new good patterns on behalf of the global village. I also agree with Mailer’s foresight regarding the ascent of the role of the artist to denigrate new bad patterns on behalf of the global village. This is the crux of their differences and amusingly, they argue past one another.