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April 09, 2008

International Council on Systems Engineering

Delaware Valley Chapter Meeting
(Non-members welcome to attend)

Social Systems Modeling for Systems Engineering
Speaker: Gnana Bharathy, Phd, PMP, Ackoff Collaboratory for Advancement of the Systems Approach [ACASA]

April 15, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
For more information, please click on the following link:

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April 05, 2008

A. Stafford Beer and Project Cybersyn

Stafford Beer,  a systems thinking advocate and pioneer and a close friend and colleague of Russell Ackoff over the years and stemming from their roots in Operations Research from which they both progressed their own paths, attempted, in his words, to "implant" an electronic "nervous system" in Chilean society. Voters, workplaces and the government were to be linked together by a new, interactive national communications network, which would transform their relationship into something profoundly
more equal and responsive than before - a sort of socialist Internet, decades ahead of its time.

Recently, an article was published in New York Times detailing the "Chilean" experiment conducted by Stafford Beer and his colleague for the Allende administration. To read the article click on the following URL: Before '73 coup, Chile tried to find the right software for socialism

Posted by ACASA on April 5, 2008 at 11:24 AM in Interesting | Permalink | Comments (1)