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Afterword: What the Author Thinks

Nayan B. Ruparelia

in Cloud Computing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262529099
eISBN:
9780262334129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter discusses some economic, moral, and social issues that technology, IT, and especially cloud computing bring up. Many of these issues are intractable, and this chapter’s objective is to ... More


The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Daniel M.G. Raff and Philip Scranton (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book is a collection of essays about the emergence of routines and, more generally, about getting things organized in firms and in industries in early stages and in transition. These are ... More


. Evaluating Cognitive Theories

Chris Eliasmith

in How to Build a Brain: A Neural Architecture for Biological Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199794546
eISBN:
9780199345236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794546.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This is the first of the final three chapters of the book, which are concerned with evaluating the presented approach in the context of current cognitive modeling. This chapter re-presents the Core ... More


Scalability, Random Surfaces, and Synchronized Computing Networks

Zoltan Toroczkai and György Korniss

in Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195177374
eISBN:
9780197562260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195177374.003.0020
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

In most cases, it is impossible to describe and understand complex system dynamics via analytical methods. The density of problems that are rigorously ... More


Artificial Landscapes

Thomas Bäck

in Evolutionary Algorithms in Theory and Practice: Evolution Strategies, Evolutionary Programming, Genetic Algorithms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195099713
eISBN:
9780197560921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195099713.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

In order to facilitate an empirical comparison of the performance of Evolution Strategies, Evolutionary Programming, and Genetic Algorithms, a test ... More


Introduction

Nayan B. Ruparelia

in Cloud Computing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262529099
eISBN:
9780262334129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

What is the optimum investment required to provide computational resources? Since demand for computing varies, businesses face a dilemma: if they under-invest, then business suffers; if they ... More


Reflecting on Max Boisot’s Ashby Space Applied to Complexity Management

Bill McKelvey

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

I had the most papers with Max. Working with him was like mating a tiger with an elephant: hard work but the offspring are very creative! The offspring? The Foresight chapter uses our updating of ... More


Prologue: “The Most Primitive Question”

Clifford Siskin

in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Prologues argues that the question “What is a system?” is a fundamental question across the disciplines, from quantum mechanics to the social sciences and humanities. To answer the question we ... More


Epilogue: Pluripresent and Imagined Communities

Nurit Bird-David

in Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The epilogue suggests that scale-blind multicultural anthropology, though well-meaning, may have blown forager-cultivator sociocultural structures up to monstrous proportions, beyond their innate ... More


Learning about language through language invention: “I was really proud of the language I created”

Skye J. Anderson, Shannon T. Bischoff, Jeffrey Punske, and Amy V. Fountain

in Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198829874
eISBN:
9780191868351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829874.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the implementation of Invented Language Projects in different institutional and pedagogical contexts, focusing on introductory level linguistics. The data the chapter draws on ... More


The Ocean (Seneca Suas. 1): Community Rules for a Common Literary Topic

Bart Huelsenbeck

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces a single motif—that of the ‘Ocean’—within Seneca’s Suasoriae. This theme spans the declamations of Argentarius, Pompeius Silo, Moschus, Musa, Albucius Silus, and Papirius ... More


Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Ronaldo Lemos and Joana Varon Ferraz

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0037
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How do Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) contribute to international development? What roles do the state and market play in deploying ICTs? How can one assess the development impact ... More


Relativity in Categories 7, Topics, and Sophistical Refutations

Matthew Duncombe

in Ancient Relativity: Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, and Sceptics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198846185
eISBN:
9780191881343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846185.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle discusses relatives in the Categories, Topics, and Sophistical Refutations. This chapter begins to argue that Aristotle adapted Plato’s ideas about relativity into an Aristotelian ... More


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