Monthly Archives: June 2010

Social Hardware and Software

My software development blog at Software Development  mentions my ongoing struggle to deal with the concepts and future of social hardware before launching into a discussion of more work to be done on social survey data, with what might be … Continue reading

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More on Social Survey Data Postpones More Discussion of Its Use in Social Technology

I just don’t have quite enough time to deal with all that I should be doing, and I also don’t want to swamp potential readers with posts that are too long, so more discussions of how social survey data can … Continue reading

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Am I Offending the Social Survey People?

I fear I may be offending the social survey people who just might read some of the posts on my blog at Software Development  making what are almost demand, proposing standards, complaining about what the professionals have done.  This is … Continue reading

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New Interface Examples in Social Tech Novel

The latest chapter, Chapter Nine, of my online, daily installment novel on http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ contains some interesting (I hope) examples of the use of a user interface to the school’s social technology software.  Also discussed is what has been called an … Continue reading

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Note about Codebook Digitization

I got into great trouble for my post about codebook digitization for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, (WLS), by which I should have said that this information was not in a digital format I could actually use.   The WLS staff were … Continue reading

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Codebook Problem and Textbook Use

These are two entirely different topics.  One is the problem with studies, like the WLS, which have apparently not digitized their codebooks, which contain information about what the coded variables stand for.   This is discussed on Software Development  Textbooks are … Continue reading

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Using the Python on the WLS data, while still writing fiction

As noted on the software development blog at Software Development I have picked out a data set for prototyping work, the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which I last experimented with in 2002 and found very useful.  Now I play some serious … Continue reading

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New Domain Up, New Chapter, AI question

The new domain http://www.SocialTechHigh.org/ is now available, with just a single page on it.   A new blog post on http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ contains Chapter Six of the online novel, Social Tech High, which shows for the first time some dialogue with a … Continue reading

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Latest News

On the software development blog at Software Development I have switched my attention from data massage and related topics to data merging especially at the local, individual level, with much discussion of data security. I have posted Chapter Five of the online … Continue reading

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One more web page, one more chapter

A new subdomain and new web page in it have been created, mostly to serve as targets for URLs given in the online novel. The novel will refer many times to the URL http://TechnologicalFantasies.SocialTechnology.ca/  and will explain why this is … Continue reading

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