Marken and Kennaway, PCT heroes (Addendum)

From[Marc Abrams (2004.06.17.1524)]

In my previous post I asked Bill Powers if he really wanted others to
voice where PCT should be heading.

This was said, not with malice or derision, but with the idea that if
CSGnet gets the 'flood' of new blood he hopes for, and Bill continues to
treat these new fledglings as he treats his most ardent supporters now
on CSGnet, he doesn't have a chance in hell of furthering his 'cause'.

This is something for him to think about now, and for the future.


Considering how often throughout history even intelligent people have
been proved to be wrong, it is amazing that there are still people who
are convinced that the only reason anyone could possibly say something
different from what they believe is stupidity or dishonesty.

Being smart is what keeps some people from being intelligent.

Thomas Sowell

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the


I don't approve of political jokes. I've seen too many of them get


From: Control Systems Group Network (CSGnet)
[] On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 11:48 AM
Subject: Marken and Kennaway, PCT heroes

[From Bill Powers (2004.06.17.0931 MDT)]

Beside Rick Marken's ground-breaking 90-minute presentation of PCT at
Oxford, and Richard Kennaway's equally impressive presentation of
hierarchical control at Cambridge not long ago, we can now celebrate


acceptance of a paper by Richard for presentation at a control-systems
conference in Bath, England, I believe for this Fall. This is the


Stuff in the Right Places.

It is time that we began attracting not only attention but new people


relevant technical skills into the CSG fold. This summer's CSG meeting
be its 20th in a row. Childhood is coming to an end. It's time to


what we want to be when we grow up. I think that Marken and Kennaway


showing the way, and I hope that others will follow. Ask not what PCT


do for you, ask what you can do for PCT. We choose to revolutionize


life sciences not because it is easy, but because it is hard. Let no


say that we saw the future through an open portal, and shut the door



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Bill P.