Sunday, December 19, 2004

Continuum: Concept to Data Detail

Some areas drive toward concreteness, toward precision, using data and detail to build arguments. The focus is on the data from which the conclusion and course of action is self-evident. Some examples areas are: finance, science, technology, trading, markets, and neuro-linguistic programming. These are areas where a specific reductionist meaning is sought.

The opposite end of the continuum, not trapped by data, but free, flexible, broad abstract is the world of concept. Concept is vague and opaque and can mean many things on many levels and from the many lenses of different viewpoints.