Drinking From a Fire Hydrant

This post on information overload is part 3 of a sequence.  To get to the start click here. More and more our lives and interactions occur in the digital world, not the analog world for which our…

Ziggurats but not Pyramids

Truncated [knowledge] pyramids are great for human sacrifices…

The Knowledge Pyramid

Before future posts can discuss true ontologies and how they fit into the range of computing systems, and most particularly how ontology-based systems differ fundamentally from todays taxonomy-level systems, we need to examine the information systems…

Shuffling the Deck Chairs

The productivity of software projects have increased by less than 10 times since 1970.   In 1970, COBOL was the state of the art, mainframes were in vogue and both the PC and the internet were…

Thinking Small

Small, fecund, and adaptive beats large and powerful…