THE WELCH COMPANY
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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 17:26:46 -0700
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Mr. Russell E. Rierson
International Society for
Complexity Information and Design
66 Witherspoon Street, Suite 1800
Princeton, NJ 08542
Locality Principle on Information and Knowledge
I found your discussion in July 2003 on the Internet...
Universal Memory and Quantum Gravity http://www.iscid.org/boards/ubb-get_topic-f-6-t-000394.html
...searching for analysis of the locality principle and
thermodynamics, both of which are outside my field of management
tools and practices.
None-the-less, consultants and "experts" propose that management
practices of timely, accurate records, traceability to original
sources, analysis of details to understand causation are now
passť. There seem to be no requirements for good management
because "Newtonian, linear,
reductionist thinking" is now out of fashion in the
executive suit, as seen at
reported on 020204.
This all came up in
At the time I was working with a
and so could not look into it. More recently,
things have improved, so there is time for review.
Investigation on March 12, 2004
yielded a series of
Professor James Schombert at the University of Oregon.
He presents the
general review of classical Newtonian physics,
and as background for introducing 21st-century science, e.g.,
complexity, and chaos
Schombert further notes that
quantum mechanical principles reduce to Newtonian
at the macro level of daily life.
However, terminology from sub-atomic physics, e.g.,
seems to be misapplied in the
urging folks not to bother with diligence and accuracy,
since everything is random and relative; and,
be creative by embracing chaos, etc., rather than
and follow up with feedback.
If you have time to glance through comment on Schombert's
lecture on the locality principle,
you'll notice at line 680416 that he shows a
between energy information knowledge, causality, and entropy.
This is useful for explaining added value of
technology that integrates personal and organizational memory in
that it seems to support a
theory of knowledge that can be implemented by tools.
My impression is that the locality principle is related to the
2nd law of thermodynamics
on the conservation of energy. Looking
for research on this led to your work, per above. Again if you
have time, guidance would be appreciated, including reference to
sources and other contacts.
I'm satisfied that adding "intelligence" to information produces
"knowledge" regardless of applying the "locality principle," per
se, but this kind of referent helps people grasp import more
readily than mere pondering of explanation and citation of
Thus, your comments are greatly appreciated.