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Waymaker is a new kind of social software — or it will be, once it's sufficiently coded.
Above are its source files; below are its resource links and what passes for a description.
What passes for a description
I'm afraid it won't make much sense.
But if you're a technician, or a poet — in the original sense, as philosopher's know the word —
then you may be prepared to understand some facets of it.
The development plan is 'show and tell' with the priority on 'show'.
The software is designed to be self introducing and largely self explanatory.
Meantime, in advance of that software, ...
an aphoristic summary of its aim
(as I see it)
- To collate meaningful ways to contribute to the world
- To prompt the questions and answers, "To what ultimate end? By what means? With whom?"
To lay down the tracks on which "world images" do their switch work:
"Not ideas, but material and ideal interests directly govern men's conduct.
Yet very frequently the 'world images' created by 'ideas' have, like switchmen,
determined the tracks along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest."
(Weber, The social psychology of the world religions)
- To make ways in the world, and to make a way for itself
- To build in society right structures that speak what right is
To shape in my hands tools that open new worlds to me,
who will show them to other technicians, who will show them to the world
To fold the modern age back upon its past, and transfix it with eternity
(cf. Taylor, A secular age)
and its basic method
(straight from theory,
and ∴ too abstract here)
Promoting a maximum, universal sum of personal freedom
(folding the modern age...
Relating the personal to the endmost goal of the person
...back upon its past)
... is the best I have in the way of a description.