Re: [feyerabend-project] OOPSLA Workshop Invitation
- I think that this is a good idea. The problem is that
our interests seem diverse (and perhaps divergent).
Can we create a manifesto that will result in a
coherent and somehow unified body of work?
I think it is possible. We have some commonalities: a
belief in technology, an appreciation for the human in
technology, and a generally broad view of "technology"
Perhaps, once we have a manifestoa, we should start
our own journal (e.g. "The Feyerabend Journal of
Computer Science Articles Previously Rejected as not
Computer Science-y Enough")?
--- Pascal Costanza <costanza@...> wrote:
> Here are my $0.02: I think a kind of "Feyerabend__________________________________________________
> manifesto" could be
> really helpful. One thing Dick has noticed correctly
> is that it is hard
> to get a paper accepted at conferences that is not
> part of normal
> science (in Kuhnian terms - I don't know if Dick
> stated it explicitly
> like this, but this is something I have drawn from
> his several
> One of my experiences is that I have got a paper
> rejected with the
> stated reasoning that it's not important that a
> language is easily
> understood but it rather needs to be statically type
> safe. Regardless
> whether my paper was good or not, this is a
> statement that sounds
> strange to me, to say the least.
> What do you think?
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- First a question: any reports from OOPSLA?
Then a follow-up to a message from last month...
> The problem is that our interests seem diverse (and perhapsI would think at this stage a Feyerabend manifesto would be somewhat
> divergent). Can we create a manifesto that will result in a
> coherent and somehow unified body of work?
diverse in its manifestations. What's needed today is diversity and
experimentation rather than coherence and unification. A manifesto
should promote those qualities.
> Perhaps, once we have a manifestoa, we should start our own journalThis on-line group archive seems to be enough of a journal. What's
> (e.g. "The Feyerabend Journal of Computer Science Articles
> Previously Rejected as not Computer Science-y Enough")?
missing I think is discussion, especially about ideas and experiments.
I am interested in time-oriented, history-preserving data streams,
simple coordination models, adaptive object models, workflow, and
process & rule definitions, simple & composable user interfaces, all
made available to non-CS programmers.
Primarily I am interested in finding simple ways for non-CS
programmers to create time and space distributed adaptable systems.
- http://www.dreamsongs.com/Essays.html#ObjectsHaveFailed "Objects have
failed" debate is very interesting. I thank rpg for making his notes
available and hope the other participants in the debate would do likewise.