Internet Evolution & LOs LO11363

W.M. Deijmann (
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 17:10:38 +0100

Replying to LO11344 --

Durval asks:
>Is the relation of learning organization to traditional organization like
>that of lego to conventional toys, or like that of computers to
>conventional machines?

I'd say that It's more a relation like conventional toys to
modelling-clay. (because with Lego you can only create square cars,
planes, etc, that easily de-fragmentate. IMHO this is a mechanistic view.
With modelling-clay you are really free to modell whatever you want to
modell after your own imagination. But it also requires much more
imagination abillities, inspiration and both crafty hands and sensitive
fingers. And you have to keep the clay wet and smooth. Once it's dried out
you can't shape it anymore). This is more an organic metaphor. Doesn't
this appeal more to Organizational Learning?


from my warm, cosy childcrowded house.


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