Oliver E. Willianson
...should push come to shove, our guy (Simon) was smarter than your guy (X).
GSIA 4 Nobel Prize 15 National Academy of Sciences.
In Memory of H. A. SIMON
( A mail to Learning Organization Forum on Learning and Teaching Styles )
Last weekend I read The Economist 'Obituary' on Herbert Simon（1916-2001）.
(please help us to locate as many information as possible.)
I started to write my own series of appreciation for this great learner, scientist and educator. One theme we discussed several years ago is about this subject. If you like to read his Models of My Life (MoML) and Sciences of the Artificial (SoA), there are plenty insights on this important subject.
For example, I quoted his "In the Afterword I reflect on the methods I have used in my research...if permitted, I will stay at this pleasurable, exciting work a while longer."( MoML, please also see his learning and teaching journey.)
He defines the 'style' in SoA, together with Marshall's Economics textbook and so on.
It is difficult to tell the nuance of this subject but you might like to read his quote of Paul Valery's Instants( ...As one speaks to the closest one.) in MoML.
I didn't meet Herb but we knew our own learning styles through emails partially at least.
Herb knows Chinese and we know the meaning of 'history' , Words, Deeds, and Worth of an evergreen life and his theories in sciences.
原 來是該校校長室和董事會（Boards of Trustee）邀請我參加3月18日的紀念會的；
The Richard King Mellon University of Computer Science and Psychology
I received the snail mail of your University's invitation to a tribute to you on March 19, 2001. I appreciate your home-made stories of your learningorganizations.
I know that day will come when, Simon's University starts to learn and teach professionally about Administrative Behavior, the Sciences of the Artificial and complex information processing and when, your different versions of Models
without 'revisions' any more and when, your Navigations without maps really sailed to the sun and when, the water mixes with oil with 'smiles' finally when, the learning CMU and HAS's friends no more 'papers' generation, no more biased random walks, no more transformations of English Alexander Pope to Chinese Pope Alexander, no more reflections on 'bounded rationality' in Human Affairs and Cognition with love, no more Foreign Places and Languages never experienced, no more De Gustibus est Disputandum humor.
Someday we'll meet in Cosmos Club somewhere and I interview with your sharpest needle in the Haystack, we might agree that we had our satificed lives.
'I think we should ask seriously whether we, too, should not be paying explicit attention to the techniques of learning and teaching.' in H. A. Simon's 'Learning to Teach and Learn'.
我翻譯人工科學時，請教Simon 這句話 de gustibus
梁實秋的文學因緣 (台北:文星 1964 定價12元)可能是第3手 後有20元/150元標價 -文星叢刊31
文學因緣. Author, 梁實秋. Publisher, 愛眉文藝出版社, 1970.
出版者傳記文學出版社, 1988 頁數149 頁
此書內容豐富 26篇 可惜各篇多無發表日期等資料
書名取自白居易與元九書一句:"自敘為文因緣 與年月之遠近也" (可惜此書類似章學誠力主: 立言者文章應附年月 自己的文章卻多缺年月)
豈只是贊揚"具體".......: 包括提倡"達"之外更重要的"真" (他有特定的意思)....
文末 提出"美未易賞" 說法 也講到西方學術中關鍵語
de gustibus non est disputandum There is no disputing about tastes.講到品味 那是無法爭辯的
De Gustibus: Loving Coffee Without Being a Drip
Models of My Life By H. A. SIMON的簡體字版將Pope (Alexander Pope) 翻譯成"教皇"。