An Historical Weekend

[From Lloyd Klinedinst (2013.06.08.0116 CDT)]

We mourn the loss of William T. Powers, originator and principal developer of Perceptual Control Theory throughout his life.

We will also experience the beginning of the transference of leadership of this paradigm changing theoretical science. My perception of this weekend is that it is as historic a moment, mutatis mutandis, as the first transference of power from George Washington to John Adams. I believe this weekend’s ‘behavior’ will control how our collective control of the PCT perception will continue…how our future behavior and existence as the perception known and embodied as CSG will maintain and develop.

At this first hour of the most important day of this weekend, I have not as yet received clear and definite arrangements for any of us who are unable to be present in Boulder (or at least, me) to participate in this collective deliberation or memorial.

My sincerest intentions for an experience that Bill would value.

Lloyd

Dr. Lloyd Klinedinst
10 Dover Lane
Villa Ridge, MO 63089-2001
HomeVoice: (636) 451-3232

Lloyd Mobile: (314)-609-5571
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website: http://www.klinedinst.com

[From Lloyd Klinedinst
(2013.06.08.0116 CDT)]

We mourn the loss of William T. Powers, originator and principal
developer of Perceptual Control Theory throughout his life.

We will also experience the beginning of the transference of leadership
of this paradigm changing theoretical science. My perception of this
weekend is that it is as historic a moment, mutatis mutandis, as
the first transference of power from George Washington to John Adams. I
believe this weekend’s ‘behavior’ will control how our collective control
of the PCT perception will continue�how our future behavior and existence
as the perception known and embodied as CSG will maintain and
develop.

At this first hour of the most important day of this weekend, I have not
as yet received clear and definite arrangements for any of us who are
unable to be present in Boulder (or at least, me) to participate in this
collective deliberation or memorial.

My sincerest intentions for an experience that Bill would value.

Lloyd

Dr. Lloyd Klinedinst

10 Dover Lane

Villa Ridge, MO 63089-2001

HomeVoice: (636) 451-3232

Lloyd Mobile: (314)-609-5571

email:
lloydk@klinedinst.com

website:
http://www.klinedinst.com
From Barbara Powers

What a beautiful letter, so thoughtful, and best of all,
planning for the future. What a wonderful way to start this day of
celebrating and remembering Dad. Thank you, Lloyd.

While I mainly hung out in the fringes as Dad labored over the
development of PCT, the importance of all this has not escaped me.
Over the years, I have made my own efforts to spread the word as well,
explaining to the best of my ability to any who will listen. I owe
it to Dad, and to all of you, to spend more time gaining a better
understanding. Most recently, my own conversations with Dad were
focused mainly on MOL, the application in which I have been most
interested. Even at the ripe age of 86, his face would still light
up when I’d say, “Dad, so tell me again what the difference is
here…”

You may be glad to know that my son, Derek, has requested copies of
various books about PCT, and has at least one friend who noticed,
“Behavior; The Control of Perception,” on his shelf and
immediately borrowed it. It grows, even as I write.

That so many of you view his work as historical continues to honored and
flatter me, or really, Bill. Appropriate words are hard to find, to
convey what it meant to him that his colleagues from around the world saw
fit to travel far and wide, and invite him to do the same, dedicating
yourselves to his work, in which he believed so deeply. And not
only were you partners in work, but also friends and companions who
filled his heart with joy.

As for Skyping, I’m continuing to pursue this, but time keeps getting
away from us. I will be in the conference room today at about 1:00
pm, MST, testing computers and attempting to call those who have
requested to try this. There will also be a slide show we will
share later, and Dag has offered to videotape the event. My Skype
account is barbarak1211, so please try to call me after about 1:30 if I
haven’t tried to call you.

Thank you all once again, from the bottom of my heart,

*barb

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