3 Nov 2005 mirwin   » (Master)

Wikiversity

I am rejoining Wikipedia while I wait to see if the Wikiversity project will be supported/initated by the Wikimedia Foundation. I intend to propose a more participatory quasi-democratic/participatory government since public donations now fund the servers and bandwidth. I am just not convinced that the sole figurehead is the best way to get started. It is good enough (I guess, who knows?) once reach global focal status ... after all what God King who does not keep his henchmen, stakeholders, and various populations of other soverereign authorities happy lasts long? How much influence can a TINC really hold on to with millions of effective participators? Incompetence will obviously be dealt via forks at the whim of some unsatisfied customers and some people will migrate. Best fork wins by definition ... or leads for a while once in while anyway.

I suspect we will eventually end up with multiple forks to serve slightly different populations via slightly different methods to enourage rapid evaluation. Everyone who participates effectively seems to come to at least partial agreement that at least some of us Terrans really need this Wikimedia technology (and other forthcoming wonders of the information age, such as the global internet, gridlock, and autononous factories, vehicles, processes, and friendly AI seeds) to do some neat things ..... such as allow humpback operation voice operated word processors via various SOSUS lines.

They (actually we I guess ....) have come a long way in the last few years. Check out this article on Total Quality Management which points to an excellent online summary: Refresher/Intro TQM into Education and Learning

Looks like a nice intro to the subject and pointers to quality online material available elsewhere around the net. Be cool when a couple of pointers to study teams and environments as well as course materials, scientific studies, software packages to aid one person internet entrepreneurs with implementation, and a full range of books (all of the above free materials) can be added.

Maybe NASA's CEVs and Mars Missions (or at least my lunar settlement or mobile factory/homestead) will be able to talk to Mother Terra's public grid without experiencing the blue screens of death via script kiddie or NSA misinfo attack viruses.

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