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by Bill Rathborne
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Reflecting on a news item ...
Replies: 10
Views: 40792

Re: Reflecting on a news item ...

Jack, With regard to the shaded area in the upper right of your chart, (forces resisting change) last night (Monday, Sept. 21) on CNN - Lou Dobbs there was a "teachable moment"! I have provided the link to the show transcripts. This segment is at the end of the show. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANS...
by Bill Rathborne
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Reflecting on a news item ...
Replies: 10
Views: 40792

Re: Reflecting on a news item ...

Jack, You are one persistent (stubborn?) old bugger. But I admire your energy to keep pounding on the door!! :-) There seems to be something incompatible between the SD Forum and my Safari browser because I can't view the full chart you have posted. Even when I downloaded the .gif the bottom portion...
by Bill Rathborne
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Reflecting on a news item ...
Replies: 10
Views: 40792

Re: Reflecting on a news item ...

Stephen, As a self confessed non-practising amateur, but keen supporter of SD and all it has to offer, I feel your frustration! However, when one reflects on what we see in the politics of celebrity, sound bites, and gotcha low-ball cheap shots as THE form of public policy decision making - re: heal...
by Bill Rathborne
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: XMILE
Replies: 17
Views: 11822

Re: XMILE

I sure wish I had the smarts to contribute! Looking at the XML files is a real treat at least in the sense that a trained user has an understandable text file to assess and modify. At least my untrained eye sees it this way. In addition to portability, is there any sense that this might aid in the i...
by Bill Rathborne
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Modeling dynamic complex global economies
Replies: 2
Views: 36026

Modeling dynamic complex global economies

I found this to be an interesting "mea culpa". However, I lean towards the inclusion of "maxima"! Wikipedia - "Mea culpa is a Latin phrase that translates into English as "my fault", or "my own fault". To emphasize the message, the adjective "maxima" may be inserted, resulting in "mea maxima culpa,"...
by Bill Rathborne
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Current limitations of modeling
Replies: 11
Views: 113512

Re: Current limitations of modeling

Jack, I'll try to be brief! First, I like the diagrams on the link you provided. Very insightful. My concern is with the various "options" that are tossed out as the components of a "pump priming" recovery package that are supported by various interest groups largely on the basis of a political phil...
by Bill Rathborne
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Current limitations of modeling
Replies: 11
Views: 113512

Re: Current limitations of modeling

I agree that the talk of "returning to normal" is like whistling past the graveyard and is a state of denial on a massive scale. The raging debates going on between Democrats and Republicans with regard to "stimulus" funds Vs tax reductions all assume that the point of the exercise is to return the ...
by Bill Rathborne
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Learning System Dynamics online
Replies: 7
Views: 84521

Re: Learning System Dynamics online

Peter, I think these web based facilities and the opportunity to collaborate on models is a terrific development. These facilities may tempt teachers to dip a toe, and perhaps collaborate with classrooms around the world. (a double benefit?) Perhaps global collaboration, similar to Wikipedia, on suc...
by Bill Rathborne
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RSS Feeds
Replies: 19
Views: 27010

Re: RSS Feeds

Geoff McDonnell wrote:It works for me too but I get triplicates of everything
I am experiencing the same thing. I seem to be receiving many repeated messages but, thankfully, not a complete repeat of everything that has been posted to date. I am not experiencing this on any of the other RSS feeds I receive.

Bill
by Bill Rathborne
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Cats & Rabbits, Systems & Side Effects
Replies: 12
Views: 105143

Re: Cats & Rabbits, Systems & Side Effects

These are all great anecdotes and regrettably there are thousands more! Perhaps the challenge of raising an awareness of, and appreciation of what SD can bring to the table, would be to "reconstruct/deconstruct"(?) these stories and illustrate how ST/SD forces a deeper reflection on the potential in...