From Greg Williams (930309)
Thanks to all who offered help on my MCI Mail -> ATT Mail problems.
The "forwarding" (using %) trick worked fine! Thanks to Bruce Nevin
especially for being first to suggest it. Gary C., you'll have to be
quicker next time (:>>). By the way, Gary, the problem was not with
ATT -- just arcane addressing and MCI Mail refusing to send to ATT
Mail via INTERNET (except with the % trick). So now we all know....
New reference to PCT and related work: Paul Karoly, "Mechanisms of
Self-Regulation: A Systems View," ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY 44,
1993, 23-52. Even cites LIVING CONTROL SYSTEMS! Wow!! And claims that
it was edited by R.S. Marken!!! Ouch!!!! Oh, well, I suppose Rick
could use some academic brownie points. I surely don't need any. The
bottom line on Karoly: lots of devil's bibliography quotes. For example
Based upon a century-old insight attributed to William James (cf Powers
1989), that humans are 'unique' in nature because they can produce
consistent ends by variable means, a number of contemporary (post-
1960) models of dynamic self-regulation have been developed under the
imprimatur of cognitive theory, control/systems science, cognitive
social learning, or European action theory. All presume that on-line
regulation is a dynamic process, continuous and holistic rather than
linear, built upon the operation of feedback [now hang on] (knowledge
of results) and feedforward (stand-produced disequilibrium) [say what?]
, sensitivity to action-produced environmental changes, the accessibility
of goal representations [?], and a capacity for the selective
mobilization of energy [damn straight, if they're going to move around!],
attention, and relational judgment.
And so it goes....
As ever (even as Pat and the kids STILL have the flu -- remarkable!),