This is Not a Boundary Object: Reflections on the Origin of a Concept. I did another Latent Dirichlet Allocation on a cleaner copy of my writings saved on icopiedyou . com using “Topic Modeling Tool” (as my WordStat 8 trial expired but the only part I use is LDA) and set it to find 3 topics. It found 3. One had to do with school and power structures I think, another probably about nostalgia, but this is the one that interested me: things time system words work science mind point brain human part thinking computer idea systems A search in Google Scholar has this coming up as #2 and removing “computer” and it comes as #1: This is Not a Boundary Object: Reflections on the Origin of a Concept

This is Not a
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(my mind leans towards sequential) Combinational logic (invented in 1920 by Moses Schönfinkel (Russia), part of David Hilbert’s group, who brought it out and Paul Bernays) vs Sequential logic. Beautifully outlined in modern form in a 1954 thesis “The synthesis of sequential switching circuits” by David A. Huffman) (The first electronic flip-flop or latch was invented in 1918 by the British physicists William Eccles and F. W. Jordan. Also known as multivibrators )

(my mind leans towards
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Just taking some musical notes. ANCIENT SOURCES AND THE MUSES Writing in the 7th century BC, Mimnermus would write that the Elder Muses were born to Ouranos (sky) and Gaia (earth). Later sources, especially Pausanius and Plutarch in the 2nd century AD, would confirm that there were three Elder Muses, naming them as Aoede, Melete and Mneme. ​Aoede was the muse of the song, Melete, the muse of practice, and Mneme, the muse of memory. […] The concept of the Muses lives on today in poetic form, as artists search for their inspiration. The word muse though can also be seen throughout the English language, with music, amusement and museum all deriving from the original Greek word “mousa”. The English word museum indeed relates to a place where the Muses were worshiped. The Elder Muses were particularly revered in the region of Boeotia, and were closely associated with Mount Helicon in the region. It was on Mount Helicon that there were said to be two fountains, Aganippe and Hippocrene, which were sacred to the Muses.

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James Gray i’m on the constant search for what I consider “perfect word combinations”. they don’t happen much but I know it when I see it. It’s the phrases that are connectors. I can almost feel the click in my head. but then how to describe the connections? eight years ago I described this to a friend who said “you need to write a dictionary” i’ve lost touch with that friend about six years ago but I did the dictionary over a long weekend, sat on it for a year, put it up on Amazon and Internet archive. that wasn’t it though. so I’ve been looking for patterns within myself. of course there’s the bootstrapping problem. I didn’t come from nothing but there is a “before” that will always be inaccessible to me I hope some of what I do resonates even a little. I think it does. I know there are many other people who are on their own quests. I hope my quest resonates with their quest even if they’re not identical. I think it’s a certain kind of “striving in earnest”

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Oh wait! It’s Piaget! “From his studies into child development, Jean Piaget suggested that children were born with an innate animist worldview in which they anthropomorphized inanimate objects and that it was only later that they grew out of this belief. Conversely, from her ethnographic research, Margaret Mead argued the opposite, believing that children were not born with an animist worldview but that they became acculturated to such beliefs as they were educated by their society.”

 I always forget that’s
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