informatica | goals | current hot items | branching out
If you were looking for APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) then you need to go to http://www.apricot.net/
If you are after information about Apricot Office Supplies and Furniture you can find there at: http://www.apricotos.com/
If you are after information about Apricot Computers then you probably want to go here instead: http://www.osemidlands.co.uk/
Apricot Systematic is a control division of Scanner Services, under Rigellian auspices. Where did this name come from? Read the story if you are curious. For the even more curious here is the current setup of Apricot Systematic.
Apricot Systematic is an attempt at more of a direction for ideas than a coherent organization to implement those ideas. We give people whom we work with, and those who are simply interested in our philosophies a way to see our goals, participate in them, and hopefully benefit from them.
We are bemused and saddened at the curious inconvenience that our unfinished pages may give you.
What are our goals? In the broadest sense Apricot Systematic is devoted towards communication, human communication. We believe that machines are simply a form of mirror or lens that people can use between themselves and on themselves. Every program, every machine, no matter how abstract, arcane, or seemingly removed from the common nature of human existence was created to serve as a conduit for human interaction. Even if it is an old archaic COBOL program written to count the number of checks written on a bank in a month it shares this purpose.
We are here to explore communication with a focus towards how computers are used as a medium of communication. Please browse our pages and think about our philosophy (unfortunately the meat of the discussion is not yet online in a web-browsable format.)
Certain issues or things that we may consider interesting, important, or fanciful and frequently biased will show up here. Our goal is to keep this list relatively short and recent.
Let it be known that Apricot Systematic supports free speech and opposes censorship of cyberspace.
Suggestions for things to put on our hot list, changes to its format and such can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Apricot Systematic pages try to follow some sense of hiearchy at the upper most levels so that browsers on their first exposures to these pages can follow some path that may interest them. The idea is that as these pages evolve and gather more material they will become more heavily interlinked at the lower levels.
In order to give you, the reader, some sort of structure to start with, here are some branching points where you can either delve further in what Apricot Systematic is trying to provide, some local color that surrounds the people that have made up Apricot Sysetmatic, or some of the sources of inspiration and support that have shaped and been shaped by Apricot Systematic.