* Our grand goal ... is to show that the [information systems] community cannot remain aloof from the philosophical controversies that have washed over social research during the last two decades. There is much to be learned from the serious scholarly work in social theory and philosophy -- and issue that has been largely overlooked by the IS community .... [It] teaches us that IS research is basically a study of our (possible) social conditions (of knowing and communicating) that is inspired and supported by the immense potential of information technology. The application of social theory and philosophy to social research in general, and IS research in particular, is beneficial because it permits us to be much more realistic about the potential and the likely impacts of information technology. It also helps us to become critically aware of the limitations of all of our approaches in the face of the pluralistic and complex reality of [information systems development]. (pp. 5-6) [my emphasis]
UK educational charity (www.vega.org.uk) to create high quality science films including lectures, interviews with Nobel Laureates, discussion programmes, careers and teaching resources for TV and Internet Broadcast.
``At this symposium, Anderson gave use one simple example of how to employ a model for understanding explicit and implicit memory using ACT-R; McClelland another, using a PDP net; Shimamura, using a neural net; I another, using EPAM. Although much remains to be done before we reach consensus about the properties that should be incorporated in a memory model, these examples provide a considerable range of illustrations of the strategy to be followed. Modeling, in combination with the careful and ingenious experimentation that is typified by the papers of this symposium, will broaden and deepen our understanding both of those elements in memory that can be reported explicitly and those about which we must learn through indirect paths of inference.`` (p. 347) -- The closing remark of "Closing Remarks" by Herbert A. Simon