Why not.

I once had a professor who said he was more interested in the questions than  answers. That’s what this space will be about….questions more than answers. Starting with; why does fat chance and thin chance mean the same thing? Or, on a related matter, why do American shoppers ride the elevator to the third floor of the store to buy a stair climbing machine?

There are more questions than answers and that is what makes this interesting for me. In the communication world, the list of questions stretches from here to the horizon. This is partly because technology reframes the discussion every 15 minutes or so. Also, the roles for organizational communicators are changing as well as expectations from various audiences…multiple moving targets trying to hit other multiple moving targets.

stay tuned




~ by keithphilpott on June 30, 2006.

3 Responses to “Why not.”

  1. Congrats! You are on your way! 🙂

  2. So if technology is an on an exponential growth curve and we are traveling faster than ever, upward is there a point where it slows back down? And are us humans equally moving on an exponential growth curve with adequately evolving brains that will adapt and learn ever faster….hummmmmmmm ;). Just had to throw that out – your words got me thinking big picture concepts, way off topic.

    Lisa Bowser

  3. What you’re thinking about is called the “singularity” by some. At this point computers will have become more intelligent than humans.
    Humans stopped evolving physically, eons ago. Based on what I’ve read, all of our evolution is now “cultural”. Scientific advances are a good example of cultural evolution. Due to our cultural evolution natural selection never gets a chance to assert itself.
    Since the human brain can’t equal Moore’s law when it comes to improving performance, the idea that computers could one day be smarter than humans seems plausible.
    And I feel certain it will be a Mac.


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