Ontological Uncertainty and Innovation

Thought folks might find this 2004 working paper from David A. Lane and Robert Maxfield at the Sante Fe Institute of interest:  http://www.santafe.edu/research/publications/workingpapers/04-06-014.pdf.  It’s a little dense, to say the least, so I posted this brief summary of which elements caught my attention….      As I read it (I’m simplifying, and the authors don’t explicitly reference systems thinking), “ontological uncertainty” is essentially…

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Computers and cars… what’s not to like?

Just wrapped up 3 days of a great SAE Convergence 2006 conference at COBO Hall in downtown Detroit.  This is the world’s premier conference about the convergence of computing and automotive engineering.  Believe it or not, the conference has been going every two years since the 1970s.  Even more surprising, back then 75% of the…

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From Convergence – Signs of Life

[Note to readers:  This post is a flashback, but I believe the business dynamics it explores in the automotive computing space are still relevant.  This was written as my first post back in October 2006, but never published.  I’m publishing it now, and I hope that you’ll find it helpful in understanding the industry — or…

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