are in one part of what will in time be four
parts of my web site: Autobiography, Papers, FutureViews and Projects. This section, Autobiography, has evolved
a great deal since I stared it in 1998. I consider
it a working Notebook and it will remain as such. There are numerous
topics in various stages of completion.
While I work diligently to get it finished, it never will be finished. The primary focus of this section - Matt’s Notebook - is autobiographical.
A review of my life and work - past and evolving
have been three purposes in writing this biography.
First, I wanted to make sense of what has
been a rich and varied, and sometime confusing, experience. This was
important to me as I organized for the next
stage of my work. Secondly, I believe that
my experiences can be useful for others contemplating
serious work and desiring to know what exploring
the outer edges of innovation can bring. The
third motive is to get my life documented
for all the reasons that this is generally
done. This still unfolding STORY creates
a context that can be useful for those
engaging with me in various projects. I sometimes
refer to it a user-manual[link: 1938 -2002 matt manual] to Matt Taylor. As I am considered by many
to be a walking disruptive technology,
a manual may be useful to some.
a variety of reasons this does not make
an easy read. There is a great deal of material
here - over 15,000 thousand pages if printed
out and this is growing on a daily basis.
are still serious holes in the story -
have to be careful about conclusions with
so much missing. The range of my
are unusually broad. This can create an intellectual
whip lash if you are not prepared for it.
The architecture of this web site is hyper-link
intensive. If you don't follow the links,
you will miss a great deal of what I am
Without following the links, you will not
even find most of what is here. Doing so
or not - is your choice. Just know that you
may end up with a completely different
than was intended, if you do not. Some of
the information is intensely personal.
possibly upsetting to some. These aspects
are included because the story lacks integrity
if they are omitted. I do not believe that ideas and even works stand independent of the times in which they were done nor the lives of those who did the doing. Context is important an often neglected in our society.
this said, after several years of part-time
effort, a product is now emerging that has
a certain coherence. It DOES illustrate
the intimate connections between intent
heuristic searching, idealism and pragmatically working
to MAKE things that people can
actually use, and the tug-and-pull between
push and market demand.
It does tell a story of innovation across
a wide spectrum and over a long period of
time. And, this phase of the story is changing again as MG Taylor - my work focus for 30 years - is transitioning from iteration6 to iteration7 of it’s development.
is content on this site that can be controversial
to some. Certainly, personal as I have said.
I only ask you to take it in the context of
all of it and knowing that - as of
yet - only fragments of the whole cloth exist.
If you choose to communicate it to others,
please do so within a functional context and with appropriate qualification.
simplify things, I have omitted IP tags on
this site other than copyright. Please refer
to the MG Taylor web-site [future link] for both a listing of intellectual property
assets and our policy in regards it [link: mgt ip].
written in 2002, updated 2003, editied 2010