The Timesizing WireTM and its website, Timesizing.com, are a business & economic research, design and consulting webzine & online bookshop focused on two high-tech people, Phil Hyde and colleague Kate Jurow of Porter Sq, Cambridge-Somerville, Mass.; two volunteer news gatherers, *Ken Ellis of Fall River MA and Alan Applebaum of Brookline MA; and coach/muse/editor Barbara Brandt of Davis Sq, Somerville (Terri Crystal of Cambridge and Deborah Kreuze of Somerville have also contributed in these areas); plus a loose network of progressives and futurists mostly around Boston in New England, USA, including a Concord NH radio guy (Tony Schinella); a Silicon-Valley entrepreneur/sculptor (Rob Firmin); a Somerville *lawyer (Denise Provost) ....
The main publication channels for our research, commentary and design are this website and a trilogy of books, I. Defining Time, II. The Football of Time, and III. Timesizing, Not Downsizing - together, the "Millennium Orienteering Trilogy" or just "Time Trilogy."
Our mission is to research, design and publish the easiest and best social evolution for the next 500-1000 years for as many diverse audiences and markets as we can. Our 'hook' is to offer commentary on the most important developments in the daily news from the viewpoint of your average informed person of roughly 100 years in the future.
The focus of our 'hook' research is to warn of the ongoing and rising danger of global depression and to be ready with a developed solution design for many and varied audiences, including CEOs and the 'top 5%'. The website warns by -
The first and pattern-setting program in our long-term approach, 'Timesizing', is based on
- tracking the spreading problems in a number of areas, such as takeovers, downsizings, bankruptcies, prison construction, voter apathy....
- developing the parallel data from previous periods similar to this one, the last close parallel being 75 years ago in the 1920s, typically ignored by contemporary commentators with their short 50-year timeframe going back only to the end of World War II (we're still in the problem building stage and WW2 was the 'solution' last time)
- developing the linguistics of the easiest non-military solution, on the assumption that mathematics is a subset of linguistics, not vice versa, and that jumping to quantification and econometrics has blinded standard economics to the unsustainability of Keynesianism for over 65 years (despite Keynes himself having called his own approach "abnormal" in a letter to the NY Times in 1934)
Future goals are to increasingly quantify and econometricize the solution as the linguistics settles down (for example, to develop a what-if scenario of the state of the world if the Black Thirty Hour Work Week Bill had passed both Houses of Congress in the USA in 1933) and to facilitate existing working models and develop new ones.
- historical economics (Cunningham) rather than theoretical (Marshall and Keynes)
- evolutionary biology (Ernst Mayr)
- the ecological economics of sustainable and steady-state systems (Herman Daly)
- the comprehensive design science of Buckminster Fuller
- the system dynamics of Jay Forrester and Dana Meadows
- the seeds of worktime economics revived recently by Ben Hunnicutt, Juliet Schor, and Jeremy Rifkin and planted in the past by Lord Leverhulme, W.K. Kellogg, Stephen Leacock, Art Dahlberg, Hugo Black, William Connery, and Howard Scott
- the linguistics of structuralists John Wevers and Martin Joos, transformationalists Bruce Rigby and Noam Chomsky, and stratificationalist Sidney Lamb
- the philosophies of the Hopi, Lao Tzu, Juan Mateus, Iesous ho Nazarenos, Louise Reppen (paternal grandma) and Frederick Wilsher (maternal grandpa - never met, but heard a lot about)
For more details, see our "social software" manual Timesizing, Not Downsizing, which is available online from *Amazon.com and at bookstores in Harvard and Porter Squares, Cambridge, Mass.
Comments, questions, suggestions? E-mail us or phone 617-623-8080 (Boston).