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Heilmeier’s Catechism

A set of questions credited to Heilmeier that anyone proposing a research project or product development effort should be able to answer.[1]

  • What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.
  • How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice?
  • What’s new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?
  • Who cares?
  • If you’re successful, what difference will it make?
  • What are the risks and the payoffs?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will it take?
  • What are the midterm and final “exams” to check for success?

Three days of the condor, by Sydney Pollack

A CIA agent, who’s code name is “Condor”, is suddenly discovering a big plot that he shouldn’t discover. Finally, he reveal all his story to a press newspaper. This film is showing how can a private society can control the world and play with people.

Linked to the film : a book :

Simulacra and Simulation (Simulacres et Simulation in French) is a philosophical treatise by Jean Baudrillard seeking to interrogate the relationship among reality, symbols, and society.