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Beginning Thoughts-- Kent Palmer


Beginning Thoughts
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uploaded several of my books in printable

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form there.
Kent D. Palmer, Ph.D.
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Here is a sample of the books that I have

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• Reflexive Autopoietic Systems Theory
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• Reflexive Autopoietic Dissipative Special


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Systems Theory
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Special Systems Theory which
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introduction above which is
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• Fragmentation of Being and the Path
I have been thinking about the whole problem Beyond the Void
of bloging. And I am concerned about the loss o This is a book on the structure
of content in bloging. One of the reasons I of the Western Worldview.
stopped participating in Email lists is that one • Wild Software Meta-Systems
spends a great amount of time communicating o This is a book on Software
and then all that content is lost. Blogs have the Engineering Design Methods.
same problem, but instead the content goes
into the archive and is thus lost from view that
way. They are also available at
I think I finally figured out how to solve this
problem. What I would like to try is to save the These books have been on the internet since
files to the new service and make they were first published by my own Apeiron
each one a stand alone document. In this way Press electronically. However, up until now I
the individual documents can have a life of have not allowed them to be printed. However,
their own and not merely get list in a vast I realized that they are unlikely to ever be
archive on the Blog. I can place a link to the published in any other form so I decided to
document in on the blogsite. release the printable versions though
repositories. The idea is to point Google
My goal is to write thought capsules with Scholar at the repositories so that my material
which can stand alone, but which can appear as gets indexed into Google Scholar, which is

Thoughts at
Beginning Thoughts-- Kent Palmer

then accessible to all the schools thougout the I am going to try to make these
world. tutorial in nature as much as I can, so that they
are something that one might want to read not
It is interesting when you release material at just now but in the future. Most of what we see
Scribd because they give you a way of tracking in Blogs is anchored to the moment. On the
by geography how many people are looking at other hand my most successful publication on
your material. That gives you a sense that what the internet was a tutorial I did about the
you have written is actually being looked at, ontology of Autopoietic Theory. See
but of course you don’t know by whom. So it seems to
me that the best thing I can do is produce a
Interacting with Scribd gave me the idea that I series of tutorial like articles about thoughts
could do the same thing they have done with and thinking and thinkers in general and my
their internal blog, i.e. just make every post a thoughts in particular. The series will be called
stand alone document. That way there is “thoughts at” If you want to respond
longevity to the posts and there is a separate to these thoughts with thoughts of your own
distribution mechanism for the thought you can send a message to
capsuals besides the blog which could easily Or you can respond at the
go away and vanish. blog at

Digital Things tend to Vanish

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Dave Weiner at Scripting News (Home > The thinknet Newsletter was originally
Weblog Archive > 2007 > March > 1) has created in 1991. You can get some idea of the
eloquently said what I am concerned about history by looking at a presentation on
with regard to my own intellectual content that thinknet. See Thinknet Presentation. You can
I have produced over the years. So I started see the newsletter at Online Book Initiative. I
looking for repositories, and so far I have started the Thinknet News letter to gather up
found two that will accept my material. One is ideas about philosophy across the internet. I
the Berkley Electronic Press Selected Papers have been cited as one of the first people to
archive and the other is I am still talk about online universities in that newsletter.
considering the Internet Archive. What I want From that newsletter I started the Dialognet
really is an archive that allows Independent Email lists that appeared at and
Scholars to preserve their materials. But all then later at my own BBS at, and
schools that I know of lock out independent then later at which were bought by
scholars from their repositories. I would like to Those lists are now hosted
find a good solution for this problem, but for at and accessed though the
now is a good enough solution. site. So I have been an email
list administrator for many years. But email
Reference: lists are becoming passé besides being spammed to death. So now we enter the world of bloging. See I have
ingIdeas.html been very reluctant to really begin bloging in
earnest, because I could not figure out how to
A New Beginning
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caught up in my research project, see
So with this technical problem solved, at least But now that I have
for the present, and in a specific way, I have figured out that I can create stand alone
decided to start a series of Thought Capsules at documents which are attached to my blog, I

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Beginning Thoughts-- Kent Palmer

think I can begin trying to express what I want

to say in the blogosphere. I suppose it will
end up being a random walk though the forest
of my ideas and the jungle of the ideas of the
thinkers of the world. But that much cannot be

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I am also trying an experiment with XML

embedding into the document so that the parts
of the document can be found later in case I
want to reformat the text. The idea is not to
have a schema that is valid, so much as using
tags so that content can be found if the Word
document is dumped to text format. This may
be more trouble than it is worth.


Kent D. Palmer, Ph.D. Thinker and

Philosopher by inclination; System and Meta-

system Theorist by design; Systems and
Software Engineer by trade. See See also,,,























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