Month: April 2007

  • Complexity is maximal

    America’s newspapers (like so many other institutions) are definitely in a phase transition right now – and, as physicists will tell you, this is where the really interesting stuff happens. In chaos theory, we’re on the turbulent edge, described as “a region between order and complete randomness or chaos, where the complexity is maximal.” — […]

  • Music from the 865

    Wayne Bledsoe, co-worker and News Sentinel music writer, has been spearheading an effort to do a CD of Knoxville music sponsored by the paper. He’s hassled through record companies, production details and a cover art battle to get what is hoped to be a annual series of local music CDs. The CD, called “Preview presents: […]

  • The Sopranos have a “Whack it” problem

    If you think you need to “whack it,” think about the Sopranos. Yep, when you need to kill something. Well, the Sopranos figure prominently in a post by Om Malik on when to whack a venture or proejct, but it’s a little more complicated than just calling Tony. Malik tackles one of the toughest part […]