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  • Mindware
    Technology

    Knowledge Business


    [ by Leonardo Da Vinci ,
    a great mindware developer]

      3 Levels of 
      Knowledge Technology Market
     
      Knowledge technology is closely related to the
      Knowledge Economy and Knowledge Business.
      From this perspective we may distinguish three
      basic categories of knowledge products:
     
    1. Hardware/Software  Applications:
                            -   clients are end-users
      2. Middleware 
                           -   clients are developers 
                       and  modelers
      3. Mindware    
                           -    clients are modelers


       Mindware context:  TOGA  Systemic Socio-cognitive Approach


         Mindware are tools and products of  Scientific Research
           and  Meta-Knowledge Engineering

     

    If scientific and engineering products are encapsulated in the  form of a goal-oriented formal sistemic and computational standards then they are called  mindware.

     

    The objective of meta-mindware is to develop formal standards for the development, elaboration, dissemination and publication of  new scientific and technological ideas, methodologies, methods and techniques. 

     


     


    Top-down mindware definition:

    Mindware is the primary technology level, it satisfies the First Engineering Paradigm to be a computational goal-oriented product
                                                        [A.M.Gadomski,1998]

     

      WHAT IS SCIENCE?


     It develops and uses available means in order to explain phenomena and validate hypothesis by  experiments, modeling and theory building. Science constructs and validates hypotheses. It only  is limited by research resources/
    means and administrative/ bureaucratic constrains.

     

      WHAT IS ENGINEERING?


    It is a goal-oriented activity and relies on  the planning and construction of new systems/
    properties using available technologies.These systems can be mental and physical. Engineering activity is limited by user requirements and a sufficient usability.
     

     


      Remarks


      Research tends to minimalization of  errors

      under  fixed  funds constrains.

     

      Engineering tends to minimalize costs

      under   fixed  errors constrains


      There are many others applications ot the term mindware on the web ...
     

    - MINDWARE ORGANISMS ARE LIVING THINGS - THEY 
       POSSESS SELF-PRESERVATION INSTINCTS - 
       ATTEMPTS AT SUPRESSION  CANNOT POSSIBLY 
      SUCCEED - THEY WILL PROTECT US AS WE 
      PROTECT THEM.
      [Sol Mindware Project Coordinator @]

    - A metaphoric application of this term in the context of intelligence studies, by David Perkins :
      MINDWARE AND THE METACURRICULUM : DN Perkins:
    "... A piece of mindware is anything a person can learn -- a strategy, an attitude,a habit 
    -- that extends the person's general powers to think critically and ..." 

    Mindtool ,1999
      "Jonassen (1996) describes mindtools as computer applications "that require students to think in meaningful ways in order to use the applications to represent what they know (p. 3)." His mindtool metaphor is premised on the idea  that the use of the tool requires learners to organize and represent their knowledge in a new way. "

    - Mindware 
     "Mindware is the strategies, attitudes, or habits that support intelligent behavior. The mindware concept frames intelligence as reflective, and mutable. This contrasts the more traditional view of intelligence as innate, or context  specific and the result of experience (Perkins, 1989, 1991, 1995). "

    - Mindware - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science 
                                               Andy Clark, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive
                                               Sciences, University of Sussex, England
                                               Publication date: 8 February 2001
    "..The story is about the search for a cognitive scientific understanding of mind. It is presented as a
    no-holds-barred journey from early work in Artificial Intelligence, through connectionist (artificial neural network) counter-visions, and onto neuroscience, artificial life, dynamics and robotics..."

    Google search:" mindware and meta-knowledge " (2 docs, 18 Jan. .2001)
                                    " mindware is"   (139 docs, 13 Feb. .2003)
     

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