Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment

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Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 9:30 pm

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On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 5:18 PM, S. Massy wrote:

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i mostly agree .... but ... its very easy when you're young to find the
energy to drive changes forward, to come up with (what seem like) new
ideas. the problem is that its much harder when you're young to be aware
when your new ideas are actually old ideas that didn't work, or when the
changes you propose will have subtle side effects that negate the benefits
you were imagining. by the time you gain this perspective, for the most
part, the energy has diminished and the apparently new ideas are in short
supply.

its clearly necessary to inject new energy into the system. the ongoing
dilemma of any organized society is how to harness the wellsprings of new
ideas with the wisdom of experience to create (cultural) changes that
actually improve things over some time scale. its a very hard problem. we
don't want the irrational exhuberance of the visionary to dominate over the
insight of the rationalist, but we also don't want the cynicism and
momentum/inertia of the rationalist to inhibit the visionaries.

put differently, its moog versus buchla, but we want urs heckman to win :)

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On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 5:18 PM, S. Mass=
y <lists@wolfdream.ca> wrote:

I don't think this is necessarily about "young" v=
s. "mature" thinking; I
think this has more to do with being a rational thinker vs. being a
dreamer (not an anarchist, necessarily). I believe a society or
community needs both in order to evolve in a meaningful direction.i mostly agree .... but ... its very easy when you're =
young to find the energy to drive changes forward, to come up with (what se=
em like) new ideas. the problem is that its much harder when you're you=
ng to be aware when your new ideas are actually old ideas that didn't w=
ork, or when the changes you propose will have subtle side effects that neg=
ate the benefits you were imagining. by the time you gain this perspective,=
for the most part, the energy has diminished and the apparently new ideas =
are in short supply.
its clearly necessary to inject new energy into the system. the ongoing=
dilemma of any organized society is how to harness the wellsprings of new =
ideas with the wisdom of experience to create (cultural) changes that actua=
lly improve things over some time scale. its a very hard problem. we don&#3=
9;t want the irrational exhuberance of the visionary to dominate over the i=
nsight of the rationalist, but we also don't want the cynicism and mome=
ntum/inertia of the rationalist to inhibit the visionaries.
put differently, its moog versus buchla, but we want urs heckman to win=
:)

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[LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Jul 25, 6:50 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Carlos sanchiavedraz, (Thu Jul 26, 7:08 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Robin Paulson, (Thu Jul 26, 4:07 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Thu Jul 26, 6:26 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Neil C Smith, (Thu Jul 26, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Fri Jul 27, 5:10 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Fri Jul 27, 5:19 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Paul Davis, (Thu Jul 26, 9:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Al Thompson, (Fri Jul 27, 1:54 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Jul 27, 2:17 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Al Thompson, (Fri Jul 27, 2:20 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Jul 27, 2:38 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 26, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 26, 10:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Paul Davis, (Thu Jul 26, 10:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Robin Gareus, (Thu Jul 26, 8:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 9:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Thu Jul 26, 8:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 8:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 8:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 1:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Neil C Smith, (Wed Jul 25, 2:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Jul 25, 4:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Jul 25, 9:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Paul Davis, (Wed Jul 25, 10:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 26, 11:04 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Neil C Smith, (Wed Jul 25, 2:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 2:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 2:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 2:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Jul 25, 8:45 am)