INSTEAD of PROSE: Software-Aided Thinking finds many Expressions

I’ve been practising ‘software-aided thinking’, ever since I began to write Word  ‘tables’ such as this one:

Dialectical Single-Disciplinary Thinking

Merging Domains of Thought

Number Theory









Linear Measuring


Chemistry, Technology
Nuclear- and Astro-Physics

3D Cybernetic Inter-Disciplinary Thinking

Number Theory




Foundation for
3D Metrology





3D Cybernetics

Cybernetic Numbers






Cybernetic Mathematics

Cybernetic Measures


macro- and micro-cosmic Dimensions


Cybernetic Sciences

In one word, the outcome is “3D Cybernetics”, a ‘spatial’ version of what Norbert Wiener coined cybernetics in the 1950s as:

the scientific study of control and communication in the animal and the machine.

In my interpretation, cybernetics comprises

  • system thinking of people
  • the organisation of information thanks to computers
  • channels of communication between people and computers.

3D Cybernetics is the organisation of information in 3D space.

3D Metrology is a way of measuring 3D phenomena on 2D screens, by quantifying digital images.

However, the 186 tables that I have produced cover more than cybernetics and metrology. They were the tool which

  • allowed major insights into science and technology
  • refined my understanding of time and space
  • inspired me to write a first prototype
  • and then 25 Word documents as software specifications for a second prototype.

Besides using my prototype extensively and getting add-ons developed, I also expressed my insights and understanding in

  • prosaic poetry to share my exaltation and inspirations
  • Excel worksheets for calculations, glossaries and graphs
  • MindMaps for organising thoughts
  • Concordances for analysing texts
  • PowerPoint for getting to the gist of thinking
  • Visio diagrams for specifying details for developers
  • and in writing five patents. But an American IP lawyer advised me to withdraw them. I’m better protected by ‘trade secrets’, she said. 

Web publishing became a natural way of expressing ‘software aided thinking’. My chronology of websites combines


About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is
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