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Re: Quote of the day

From: David de Weerdt <david@sceneverse.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 12:08:34 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTikW7ZMJYwUjdxzCGL-LMVUDExS4Hg@mail.gmail.com>
To: elf Pavlik <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Cc: public-xg-federatedsocialweb <public-xg-federatedsocialweb@w3.org>
Elf, I'd like to chime in with another image expressing the same
idea for people with a problem-solving mindset.

If darkness is a problem and you want to get rid of it... turn on a light.
 You cannot shovel, scrub or in any other way get rid of the problem of
darkness except by introducing a new element, by turning on a light. [I
don't know who to credit with conceiving of this illuminating metaphor.]

Thanks Elf for reminding us of Bucky.  My favourite Bucky quote is his
metaphorical story about the Trim Tab http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trim_tab

David de Weerdt
Sceneverse <http://www.sceneverse.com>

On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 6:11 AM, elf Pavlik

> "You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
> To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model
> obsolete."
> — Richard Buckminster Fuller
> I really, really like this one. It refers to this 'wall breaking' in
> meaning of struggle, and quite well represents what I see as our approach
> here =)
> And another quite from our good old Bucky's 'World Peace Game':
> “to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible
> time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or
> disadvantage of anyone.”
> Over a year ago I wanted to start using social networking technology for
> such 'game', so I put up this 'placeholder' webpage:
> http://world-peace-game.net/
> making small alteration of changing this quite from 'disadvantage to
> anyone' to 'violating anyone free will'
> Maybe I can start to get back to working on it and make it something like
> Federated Social App using OpenSocial 2.0 or something like that... Of
> course I invite everyone interested to work on it together!
> =)
> elf Pavlik
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