Knowledge and Learning In The News - 9/24/2005

Better Information Isn't Always Beneficial - Wall Street Journal Socially useless but privately valuable information. Intelligence in the Internet age - c/net A few thousand years ago, a Greek philosopher, as he snacked on dates on a bench in downtown Athens, may have wondered if the written language folks were starting to use was allowing them to avoid thinking for themselves. Positive Affect and the Complex Dynamics of Human Flourishing - Barbara L. Fredrickson & Marcial F. Losada How often do you praise colleagues? How often do you criticize them? Three to one is about the best ratio according to this study. THE FIFTY TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORKS MOST CITED IN THE ARTS & HUMANITIES CITATION INDEX, 1976-1983 - compiled by Eugene Garfield 1. T.S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 1962 2. J. Joyce, Ulysses. 1922 3. N. Frye, Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. 1957 4. L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations 5. N. Chomsky, Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. 1965 6. M. Foucault, The Order of Things. 1966 7. J. Derrida, Of Grammatology 8. R. Barthes, S/Z. 1970 9. M. Heidegger, Being and Time. 1927 10. E.R. Curtius, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages. 1948 Office blunders caused by computer jargon - Wales Office workers are baffled by computer jargon and make serious business blunders because they see 'IT speak' as a foreign language, a survey has revealed. The Wiki and the Blog: Toward a Complex Adaptive Intelligence Community - D. CALVIN ANDRUS - Central Intelligence Agency US policy-makers, war-fighters, and law-enforcers now operate in a real-time worldwide decision and implementation environment. The rapidly changing circumstances in which they operate take on lives of their own, which are difficult or impossible to anticipate or predict. Recent theoretical developments in the philosophy of science that matured in the 1990's, collectively known as Complexity Theory, suggest changes the community should make to meet this challenge.

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