Dangerous tools LO26455

From: demingtw (demingtw@ms17.hinet.net)
Date: 03/29/01

Replying to LO26398 --

Bruce Jones wroteˇG

> The same would hold true for any LO/KM tool.

Or anything. One request for help this week for me is the 'scenario
planning' for a local library from our LO community in education. I
respect my 'clints' but started to wonder whether this tool is relavant to
the issues and constraints they face with.

Let me give a really dangerous tool story.

About three months ago, I decided to learn English from web and made notes
to be used as a Chung's English-Chinese Dictionary. My examples samples
are mostly from LA Times and USA Today, simply by chance. Anyone like to
help me, please send it to me, for example, some words I cannot find out
in my dictionaries( particularly in sports).

Tonight I came across a report. It might be with relations to our previous
'Quality tools' discussion and this one, so I list for your reference.

'The balance of the knife is so refined, it feels like an extension of the
hand. In a world where nearly everything seems to be made on an assembly
line, Iizuka's knives stand out for being entirely made by hand.. Suggest
that Iizuka's knives are art, however, and he dismisses the notion. "I'm a
craftsman," he retorts. "They are tools. They should be used." Old World,
Cutting Edge-- In a mechanized world, Tokifusa Iizuka creates elegant
knives entirely by hand. --By VALERIE REITMAN, LA Times Staff Writerˇ^'

Hanching Chung
The world of a thinking gardener and his friends. A Daily Newsletter &
Commentaries; Better Thinking for Better Living.
'In out enthusiasm for global networks of unlimited information, we sometimes
lose sight of the fact that a new scarcity has been created: the scarcity of
human time for attending to the information that flow in on us.' (H. A. Simon
Administrative Behavior, Free Press, 1996, p. 22 )


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