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Herbert Simon's Profile

Brief about Herbert Simon: By info that we know Herbert Simon was born at 1916-06-15. And also Herbert Simon is American Scientist.

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What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

Tags: Attention, Poverty, Rather

Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.

Tags: Business, Design, Short

Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment.

Tags: Change, Learning, Less

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.

Tags: Action, Design, Everyone

There are no morals about technology at all. Technology expands our ways of thinking about things, expands our ways of doing things. If we're bad people we use technology for bad purposes and if we're good people we use it for good purposes.

Tags: Bad, Good, Technology

One finds limits by pushing them.

Tags: Limits, Motivational, Pushing

Human knowledge has been changing from the word go and people in certain respects behave more rationally than they did when they didn't have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds.

Tags: Knowledge, Rain, Time

All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies, but only God can make direct use of that fact.

Tags: Fact, God, System

The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be - how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function.

Tags: Engineer, Goals, Order

Most of us really aren't horribly unique. There are 6 billion of us. Put 'em all in one room and very few would stand out as individuals. So maybe we ought to think of worth in terms of our ability to get along as a part of nature, rather than being the lords over nature.

Tags: Nature, Put, Rather

Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational.

Tags: Gives, Knowledge, Rational

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.

Tags: Design, Science, Study

Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren't really very important.

Tags: Forget, Nobel, Prizes

I don't care how big and fast computers are, they're not as big and fast as the world.

Tags: Big, Care, Computers

In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program; all else is prophecy.

Tags: Else, Moment, Truth

Maybe we ought to have a world in which things are divided between people kind of fairly.

Tags: Between, Divided, Maybe

No one has characterized market mechanisms better than Friedrich von Hayek.

Tags: Hayek, Market, Mechanisms

One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you, you better use it.

Tags: Science, Secret, Somebody

The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating, even awe-inspiring - but impersonal. It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it.

Tags: Beautiful, Demand, Impersonal

Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.

Tags: Human, Simple, Time

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