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ongoing web column edited and published by Brunella Longo

This column deals with some aspects of change management processes experienced almost in any industry impacted by the digital revolution: how to select, create, gather, manage, interpret, share data and information either because of internal and usually incremental scope - such learning, educational and re-engineering processes - or because of external forces, like mergers and acquisitions, restructuring goals, new regulations or disruptive technologies.

The title - I Changed My Mind Reviewing Everything - is a tribute to authors and scientists from different disciplinary fields that have illuminated my understanding of intentional change and decision making processes during the last thirty years, explaining how we think - or how we think about the way we think. The logo is a bit of a divertissement, from the latin divertere that means turn in separate ways.

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Atoms need precision

Why no real change can occur in an aesthetic vagueness of words or meanings

How to cite this article?
Longo, Brunella (2014). Atoms need precision. Why no real change can occur in an aesthetic vagueness of words or meanings. icm2re [I Changed my Mind Reviewing Everything ISSN 2059-688X (Print)], 3.8 (August).

How to cite this article?
Longo, Brunella (2014). Atoms need precision. Why no real change can occur in an aesthetic vagueness of words or meanings. icm2re [I Changed my Mind Reviewing Everything ISSN 2059-688X (Online)], 3.8 (August).
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I believe that order is better then chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science men haven't changed much in the last two thousand years and in consequence we must still try to learn from history. History is ourselves. I also hold one or two beliefs that are more difficult to put shortly. For example, I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people's feelings by satisfying our egos. And I think we should remember that we are part of a great whole, which for convenience we call nature. All living things are our brothers and sisters. Above all, I believe in the the God-given genius of certain individuals, and I value a society that makes their existence possible.
K. Clark, Civilisation, A personal view, 1969 - quoted by the Exhibition Guide "Kenneth Clark. Looking for civilisation", Tate Britain, 20 May - 10 August 2014.

31 August 2014 - To change our mind we have first of all to change language, words, names and bring new concepts out of the magmatic world of indistinct feelings. Fraudsters, scammers and hypnosis experts know that very well and fish into the same magma of your indistinct feelings to try to drive your actions. Clarity and precision of wording is conversely essential to create and manage whatever type of object, action and interaction using digital representations - and that is true for both physical goods and immaterial services.

Atoms as well as medical prescriptions or financial records need precision to be reliable, safe and consistently usable over time ...

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