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Hi Paul,
        I think we are on the same wave length, check out the abstract on
Skill Cell Theory and Methodology at www.pitt.edu/~pnlcity
Phil
>>         Do you think you could take someone with a fifth grade grasp of
>> things and put them in charge of a corporation of major project?  How can
>> someone who knows only the most basic math help design a calculus course,
>> complete with practical applications?
>> 
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>I think you have to build a combined education and decision process,
>and I suggest that fears that unqualified people will mess things 
>up are generally based on:
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>  1)  inadequate representation of all real stakeholders, meaning
>      that there is insufficient buffering of inputs by special
>      interest groups;
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>  2)  lack of completeness in the consideration of alternatives by *all*
>      decision-makers.
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>In a technologically 'advanced' economy, the consequence of uncontrolled 
>specialization is that you have to get more people in the loop to have 
>one complete brain at work.  That may make for a frustratingly slow 
>(and hot) process, but the alternative is to make decisions that are 
>fast, free from contention, and wrong.  
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>But how do you get all these people together?  Often there are
>geographical as well as conceptual barriers (e.g., food producers
>and food consumers).  Maybe that's what the 'Net is for.  
>
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>Paul N.
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