Re: Incentives LO1138

jack w. patterson (
Wed, 10 May 95 10:33:18 MDT

Replying to LO1122 --

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The answer was very simple: if you could involve people effectively in
designing the systems to which they had to respond, the people would
bring their values with them and incorporate them in surrogates, e.g.,
action plans. By keeping values where they naturally exist, viz, in the
human presence, and allowing them to be operational in designing the
future, one could forego all of the largely useless analysis, and proceed
to what was really important--doing something to fix the large, complex,
systems that abuse everyone.


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I very much agree with this. In my view there is too much emphasis on
"definition" and analysis. Just because I can define something does not
neccessarily mean that I know it.

Jack Patterson