First email: 21 January 2020 at 11:01 AM
Dear Prof. Dr. Anabel Quan-Haase:
I discovered you and your work by looking up hyperconnectivity, a word that I was intuiting from seeing all the connections from the first moment of time to this very instant of time. I could see it with a hyphen and without. I wondered what was common practice.
We started our first webpage in December 1994; and, on television in 1995 (PBS-TV in the USA and Voice of America-TV around the world), we said, “…you need your own web presence at your own address called a URL.* You also need your own email address. Not @aol.com but Your-Name @ Your-Company-Name-dot-com.”
We pulled back in 2008 and are onto other things, but even in 1995 we could feel all the hyperconnectivity coming quickly. It was obvious that we needed a new model to help us identify who we are and where we are going. Rather surprisingly, in 2011 a bunch of high school geometry kids helped to open that door.
My first communication to you, the tweet below, links to the result of opening that door!
What brilliant work you are doing! Keep inspiring us all to go deeper, grasp the essence of things, and always be respectful of others. Love is a metaphor for continuity, symmetry and harmony working together!
*Instead of Uniform Resource Locator, I thought, Universal Registered-Location.
First tweet: 21 January 2020 at 9:30 A
@oiioxford @anabelquanhaase @SMLabTO Social Media Lab
We need something bigger and more compelling than social media! What about simple logic? What if, instead of little, mixed-up worldviews, we all began to adopt a highly-integrated, hyperconnected universeview? We’ve got a little start on one: https://81018.com/arxiv/