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Robert Daoust

Robert Daoust set up a very small page for himself on the Azimuth Wiki, which I have expanded slightly. I'm not sure why he did this; maybe he plans to edit some pages?

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  • 1.
    edited April 2011

    He's added a page Collective giving a link to a page on wikipedia.

    Comment Source:He's added a page [[Collective]] giving a link to a page on wikipedia.
  • 2.

    Collective is a really bad name for a page whose entire content is:

    _See [Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia_of_World_Problems_and_Human_Potential) in Wikipedia.

    On his homepage, Daoust writes:

    Eager to get into action on the Internet, I try from April to June 1997 to develop an interest group around the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, but people who subscribe to it remain more passive than I expected.

    So, he's interested in this encyclopedia.

    Comment Source:[[Collective]] is a really bad name for a page whose entire content is: > _See [Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia_of_World_Problems_and_Human_Potential) in Wikipedia. On his homepage, Daoust writes: > Eager to get into action on the Internet, I try from April to June 1997 to develop an interest group around the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, but people who subscribe to it remain more passive than I expected. So, he's interested in this encyclopedia.
  • 3.

    Btw, he has added this Encyclopedia to Recommended reading.

    So he didn't need to create Collective

    Comment Source:Btw, he has added this Encyclopedia to [[Recommended reading]]. So he didn't need to create [[Collective]]
  • 4.
    edited April 2011

    Correct Frederik and one of the (now dead) reviewers Elise B - quaker sociologist was positive but otherwise they demolished it, my emphasis:

    has been several reviews of the Encyclopedia.[83] One of the harshest criticisms came from the American Library Association in 1987: "The board considers the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential a problematic monument to idiosyncrasy, confusion, and obfuscation that certainly is not worth purchasing at any price."[84] The work itself is keen on presenting, in various places, disclaimers, reservations or warning texts that anticipate criticisms and explain the strengths and weaknesses of its approaches, including the failure to advocate a position, or the sometimes excessive complexity in its methods or language.[85] Most reviews are laudatory, however. Richard Slaughter emphasized that the significance of the work is not its size or the scope of its references, impressive though these are. It is rather in the nature of what has been attempted. The accompanying notes and commentaries, he said, are good enough to be published separately because they contain highly cogent observations on the "global problematique", commentaries on the work of numerous great thinkers from a wide variety of fields, and an impressive array of insights about the epistemology, symbolism, metaphysics, metaphors and linguistic representations of the subject.[86] As far as practice is concerned, the highest commendation perhaps is to be found in the words of Elise Boulding: "Any one of us (...) can actively become a part in the world problem solving process by using this encyclopedia."

    Cant he just create a google group :-)

    Comment Source:Correct Frederik and one of the (now dead) reviewers [Elise B - quaker sociologist](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elise_Boulding) was positive but otherwise they demolished it, my emphasis: > has been several reviews of the Encyclopedia.[83] One of the harshest criticisms came from the American Library Association in 1987: "The board considers the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential a **problematic monument to idiosyncrasy, confusion, and obfuscation that certainly is not worth purchasing at any price**."[84] The work itself is keen on presenting, in various places, disclaimers, reservations or warning texts that anticipate criticisms and explain the strengths and weaknesses of its approaches, including **the failure to advocate a position, or the sometimes excessive complexity in its methods** or language.[85] Most reviews are laudatory, however. Richard Slaughter emphasized that the significance of the work is not its size or the scope of its references, impressive though these are. It is rather in the nature of what has been attempted. The accompanying notes and commentaries, he said, are good enough to be published separately because they contain highly cogent observations on the "global problematique", commentaries on the work of numerous great thinkers from a wide variety of fields, and an impressive array of insights about the epistemology, symbolism, metaphysics, metaphors and linguistic representations of the subject.[86] As far as practice is concerned, the highest commendation perhaps is to be found in the words of Elise Boulding: "Any one of us (...) can actively become a part in the world problem solving process by using this encyclopedia." Cant he just create a google group :-)
  • 5.
    edited April 2011

    I changed the title of the page "Collective" to

    Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

    and removed the redirect "Collective", because that would prevent us from having a sensible page titled "Collective".

    Perhaps I will add Staffan's emphasized quote to this page: a problematic monument to idiosyncrasy, confusion, and obfuscation that certainly is not worth purchasing at any price.

    one of the (now dead) reviewers

    Were they all killed or something?

    Comment Source:I changed the title of the page "Collective" to [[Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential]] and removed the redirect "Collective", because that would prevent us from having a sensible page titled "Collective". Perhaps I will add Staffan's emphasized quote to this page: <b>a problematic monument to idiosyncrasy, confusion, and obfuscation that certainly is not worth purchasing at any price.</b> > one of the (now dead) reviewers Were they all killed or something? <img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/rolleyes.gif" alt = ""/>
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