From [Marc Abrams (2004.08.21.0201)]
I was not going to post this stuff but thought differently after some
Bill W, I'm not trying to embarrass you but I gotta say what I gotta say.
Bill Powers and Rick Marken have made some real questionable decisions over
the years in turning people off. I think Bill and Rick have hit an all time
high in hubris and dumbness all at the same time with this past 'economic'
Not once in the last two months have I heard either Bill or Rick ask Bill
Williams what _HE_ wanted out of the economic thread. Let me try and explain
the reason why I think Bill Williams treated both Bill and Rick like crap
and _justifiably_ so.
Bill Powers was so consumed with justifying the work of his dad that he
dissed the _one_ person that I know of who actually has the knowledge to
move PCT to a different level.
He did this by continually trying to push his dad's work, and ignoring the
_current_ work Bill is doing. Bill Powers and Rick Marken don't have a clue
in hell about the significance of the work Bill is doing because _AS USUAL_
they really don't care.
Even if 'leakage' is a phenomenon, what does it mean? Powers has less
knowledge about the field of economics then he does about human physiology.
If Bill Powers were serious about a 'Test Bed' Bill Williams would be and
should be guiding the effort with the help and support of anyone interested.
Did anyone ask Bill what he might do _instead_ of a test bed, or better yet
what his opinion might be on the best way to look at economics through
control theory. Nope.
Meanwhile, Rick is consumed with putting together a Don Quixotic effort to
'model' the economy.
All the while Bill Williams is the _ONLY_ person in this exchange who knows
_BOTH_ economics _AND_ control and these two self-centered idiots want him
to help them with an economic model. HUH!!!! Do what? Teach them Economics
If he didn't get some comic relief out of all it he would have probably put
a knot on his head from banging it against t the wall
Is this list about science or personal agenda's? Give me a break.
These have been _my_ thought alone. Bill Williams knew nothing of my
intentions, and if he did, he might have either said I was mistaken or don't
post it. I didn't do it for Bill Williams, I did it for myself. PCT is too
damned important to sink into an abyss of personal agenda's. Isn't it about
time we tried _USING_ all the resources we have available to us for the good
of all (PCT) rather than the benefit of a few. Economics tells us that
discrimination has a _very_ high cost to those who use it. CSGnet has been a
great example of this in practice. All this nonsense that went on with the
economics thread involved a whole lot more than some cheap name calling.
Wise up guys. When you start putting the welfare of the theory of PCT in
front of your own personal agenda's PCT might have a fighting chance of
morphing into something others might want.