Wednesday, January 20, 2021

New day and age

We have this with the inaugural every four or eight years. At noon, the old realm goes; the new one comes in. Interesting that January twentieth was picked. We are too close to the start to get some grip on the matters at hand; and, the transition was not normal in the sense of the past few decades. However, there are enough traditional affairs to watch for (like the parade; this time, no people). 

Tone of the thing. Let's just say, Bidin' Biden's time. 

So, let's go back through these blogs and posts and link to them with some commentary. 

  • Truth engineering - A New Day - Weds. 21 Jan 2009. In the Address, we heard this: hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism. 
  • 7'oops7 - A New Day - Weds. 21 Jan 2009. We had hoped that some notion of 'fiduciary duty' would become more in the vogue with some mention of the 'toxic securities' that were begging attention. How did that all end? 
  • Truth engineering - Zeno, in the modern context - Sun. 30 Jan 2013. An article use Zeno for what I was terming 'earned value' which seems to have been lost in the shuffle. Well, for one thing, chasing the dream of AI has pulled attention from important ideas even when AI is only high-speed mathematics cloaked with a wizard's gown. Not much there, actually. In this post, there are links to posts on the same day in the other two blogs, 7'oops7 and FEDaerated
For the three blogs, there was no mention of the 2017 event. For one thing, I was on Quora doing, more or less, the same thing. However, this year, we will be back to this forum with insight gained over the past four years. 

Remarks: Modified: 01/20/2021

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

MIT Sloan

They gave us a gift: 737MAX: A Failure of Management, not just Technology. You know, I've waited 15 years for this. Truth engineering came out of my experiences at Boeing. So, it's tied in with technical management at its core. 

We will be going into how the computer is the main source for the confusion that we see. Another? SciFi and its addling of the human brain.  

Remarks: Modified: 01/02/2021

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