Fallows on John Boyd and Boyd 2008

James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly recently posted on Colonel John Boyd ( Hat tip to Fred Zimmerman) and I missed it in the pre-Holiday chaos:

First in a series of year end pensees: grand strategy

Could end up being a very brief series, but here is one to start:

As my wife and I near our third consecutive Christmas/New Year stretch outside the United States, mainly we feel lucky for all that we’ve been able to see and do and experience in China and its environs.

But of course there are costs. And while I wouldn’t exactly put this at the top of the list of things we regret missing out on (compared, say, with seeing our families and friends etc), I am in fact sorry not to have been around for the last few installments of the John Boyd Conferences, where people interested in Boyd’s theories of competition gather to apply them to topics ranging from financial meltdowns to handling Iraq. Much more about Boyd via links you can find here, here (second item), herehere, and here, for starters.

Read the rest here.

4 comments on this post.
  1. tdaxp:

    Excellent news!  Glad that the work has perculated up to Fallows!

  2. Lexington Green:

    Links 1, 3 and 4 on the last line do not work.

  3. A.E.:

    DNI as a whole is completely inoperative.

  4. zen:

    Right – something is still wrong with DNI’s site. Might be the host.