Friday, October 14, 2005

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"The thinking of the last millennium has been concerned with 'what is' - the thinking of analysis, criticism and argument. We need to concentrate on thinking concerned with 'what-can-be'. This is thinking that is creative and constructive and seeks to solve problems and conflicts by designing a way forward."

- Edward De Bono
- New Thinking for a New Millenium

post : form : new thinking: for the new millenium
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post:form_to place a new shape_two
post:form_the shape of the final goal_three
post:form_the place where the shaping takes place_four
post:form_beyond convention_five
post:form_outside the box_six
post:form_beyond the original dimensions_seven
post:form_new thinking_eight
post:form_new millennium_nine
post:form_start designing_ten
n 1: the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station" [syn: station] 2: military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; "this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post" [syn: military post] 3: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" [syn: position, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation] 4: an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them" 5: United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935) [syn: Post, Wiley Post] 6: United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960) [syn: Post, Emily Post, Emily Price Post] 7: United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914) [syn: Post, C. W. Post, Charles William Post] 8: any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered; "your mail is on the table"; "is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post" [syn: mail] 9: a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track); "a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake" [syn: stake] 10: the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'" [syn: mail, mail service, postal service] 11: the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post" v 1: affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a warning" 2: publicize with, or as if with, a poster; "I'll post the news on the bulletin board" 3: assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu" 4: assign to a station [syn: station, base, send, place] 5: display, as of records in sports games 6: enter on a public list 7: transfer (entries) from one account book to another [syn: carry] 8: ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait 9: mark with a stake; "stake out the path" [syn: stake] 10: put up; "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump" [syn: put up] 11: cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written" [syn: mail, send] 12: mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman" [syn: brand]

n 1: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached" [syn: word form, signifier, descriptor] 2: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?" [syn: kind, sort, variety] 3: a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them" [syn: shape, pattern] 4: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke" [syn: shape, configuration, contour, conformation] 5: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, flesh] 6: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape" [syn: shape] 7: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features" [syn: shape, cast] 8: (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system" [syn: phase] 9: a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form" 10: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms" [syn: variant, strain, var.] 11: an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form" 12: a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility" 13: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy" [syn: class, grade] 14: an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night" 15: a life-size dummy used to display clothes [syn: mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin] 16: a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation" v 1: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction" [syn: constitute, make] 2: create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company" [syn: organize, organise] 3: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape" [syn: take form, take shape, spring] 4: give a shape or form to; "shape the dough" [syn: shape] 5: make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" [syn: shape, work, mold, mould, forge] 6: establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children" [syn: imprint] 7: give shape to; "form the clay into a head" [ant: deform]

Postforms: On Posts, posters and readers

ACTION: to campaign, to solicit support or to support.
INTEREST: to draw attention to information.
DESIGN: to provide new ideas, to create.
OPINION: to express perspective, to evaluate, to give value to.
SHOUTRAGE: to expose faults in current system.

In order to stick to the idea of postform, all posts on postform will be labelled. Each corresponding label identifies the intention behind the creation of the particular post.

An ACTION post is one that is intended to solicit positive reaction from the reader. An example would be the starting of a campaign or the encouraging of a particular activity.

An INTEREST post is one that draws the attention of the reader to a news item or bit of information that might be useful for a current discussion or might trigger off a series of new posts.

A DESIGN post is where the person posting submits a new IDEA for evaluation. It is intended as a hypothesis which will be tested by the interaction of the contributors and comments of the readers.

An OPINION is a post that would not be suggesting anything new but will be evaluating or analysing an ACTION, an INTEREST or a DESIGN.

A SHOUTRAGE is a post that goes beyond an INTEREST. It is intended to expose the problems in (or as a result of) the current way of thinking in order that they may be worked upon and suggestions be proposed.

The intention is to form a pool of bloggers who can post on their own blog with a link to the same post in postform. The idea is that postform will not detract from current bloggers activity but will be a point of convergence for certain discussions. These bloggers will be the main contributors of postform and their blogs will be the contributing blogs. The title of each post when copied in postform will be followed by a three letter identifier to show what type of post it is. (ACT, INT, DES, OPN, SHT).

Readers without a blog of their own are encouraged to use the COMMENT facility.

The rest will form as the posts are added and bloggers keep coming.

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