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Cole Webber Dictionary

Humans use words to communicate and also to control and structure thought. This is because when you have a word for a thing you can see the thing occurring more easily hence-forth. Words are confirmation bias inceptors for ourselves.

As such I have found it relevant to invent my own words, or redefine them, when my thinking takes me places I am not aware of others having gone before. If others have gone before, the words may be all the more necessary, so as to keep the path my own in my own small minute way. They help my thinking and I hope they will help your thinking. Please change them if you wish. And even more so invent your own – (and please do share!)


The early-1800s-conceived and late-1800s-legislated British
Empire based education system. Made from ’COM’
abbreviating both the term ‘communicative,’ describing the
system’s emphasis on literacy, and ‘comprehensive,’ describing
1) the system’s delivery method to children – which was statemandated
and mandatory for all to participate – and 2) its globe
encircling adoption, as well as ‘ED’ abbreviating the word
First appearance: Omninet, 2018


Polymath; renaissance human. Originally used by Buckminster Fuller to mean the opposite of specialist. A practical definition being an individual interested in differing ‘specialized’ fields generally to provide a separate advantage or action – to do something – what we would most often call an entrepreneur, inventor, activist, etc. Used frequently in my own writings.
See also: Natural Comprehensivist


A recording or other representation of human experience which
exists in objective reality (outside of the mind of an individual),
and is thus rendered repeatedly re-experienceable by being stored
in an experience storage and delivery vessel.
It is relevant to note that by our definition of ‘Content’, spoken
language does not qualify. As previously discussed in this section,
spoken language has no record associated with it, and therefore is not
content. The sound wave reverberations of speech eventually dissipate,
and whoever was not in sufficient proximity to interpret the noise as
language can no longer have access to the experience communicated by
the spoken language sequence. In this way, spoken language is not
repeatably re-experienceable.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018


The smallest base element of content.
The smallest amount of content which conveys its self-contained
A base amount of content which conveys only ‘one thing’.
The smallest functional unit of a Content Microsystem (see the
following definition).
Can be classified categorically as either static content or dynamic
In our definition of Content-Cell, we are using ‘cell’ to mean the
smallest functional unit of something.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018

Content Microsystem

An interrelated grouping of content-cells (usually around a given
relevant topic) contained in a discrete re-experienceable
experience storage and delivery vessel. This term then refers to
all the content contained within a given book, VHS tape,
webpage, online video, etc. – with the given book, VHS tape,
webpage, online video, etc. being the ‘Content Microsystem’.
Since each content-cell can be classified as either static content
or dynamic content, each content microsystem could be
classified as either wholly static content, wholly dynamic
content, or a combination of the two. A combination of the two
is most common; as we have previously discussed, a documentary
contains both static facts and also supporting visuals (dynamic
content), and, for instance, even most non-fiction books
surround their facts with paragraphs of explanatory prose (also
dynamic content).
It is relevant to note the inclusion of the prefix ‘Micro’ in the
term ‘Content Microsystem’, as this is used to explicitly differentiate
the term from what could be called the ‘Content Macrosystem’ of the
entirety of the integrated network (system) of content which is used to
store and access content using a unified protocol. For instance, a
‘Content Microsystem’ refers to an individual YouTube video, whereas
a ‘Content Macrosystem’ could refer to YouTube in its entirety, or the
internet in its entirety.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018


The act or process of having a new idea, or identifying a newly
found connection or pattern.
It is important to note that the stipulation ‘that has value’ may
not always be attached to all usages of the term in this book; for
instance, a further contention may be that the creation of new valuable
ideas often first requires the production of many ‘failures’, which have
no value or nowhere near the value of their successor.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018


The sensory input which can be taken in from one’s objective
environment which one’s sensory system is exposed to
constantly, which is not and has not yet been recorded or
represented by content. Therefore, the personal-observed-experience
derived from continuous-experiential-input is unique
and unprecedented. Unlike content, (and unless it is
subsequently recorded as content) it cannot be accurately re-experienced,
and it is not ‘there when you need it’.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018

Dynamic Content
Categorical Noun

That content which is not designed to be specific or objective.
Differing personal-observed-experiences, and therefore differing
meanings, significance, focal points, or interpretations can be
drawn from the content – all of which are subjective. There is no
defined correct method of experiencing or interpreting the
Can ‘change’.
Novels, films, abstract art, most other art, poetry, etc.
The terms static and dynamic were chosen because of their use
in discerning IP addresses; IP stands for ‘Internet Protocol’. IP
addresses are what is used to communicate between devices through
the internet. The internet delivers information from one device to
another; from one IP address to another. Each unique device has an IP
address. A static IP address is one that does not change, and a dynamic
IP address is one that does.223
This is the key differentiator between Static and Dynamic
Content: Static Content does not ‘change’ – it is not intended to be
anything else (to any one else, at any other time) than what is ‘on the
page’ (or on the canvas, or in the VHS tape, etc.). Dynamic Content
does ‘change’ – it can be any number of things to any number of people
at any number of times. What is ‘on the page’ is just as important a
part of the process of deriving a personal-observed-experience from the
content as what is going on inside the head of the observing individual.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018


“The telescope as a tool of measurement demonstrates
Used to define the general trend of the most impactful ideas being
the ones that:
1) disregard the conventional, widespread – perhaps what one
could call the ‘engineering’ approach – to problem solving and
advancement (being “better, stronger, faster, and (sometimes)
2) instead defining the useful purposes/utility of previous
inventions and constructs and evaluating not how to improve the
constructs or inventions themselves, but how to build constructs or
inventions that better serve the utility or purpose.
3) In the process, these ideas are radically different from the
previous inventions/constructs while accomplishing the same
purpose and utility thus destroying convention and assumptions,
and elevating the process onto a new plane/curve.
4) Since the “engineering approach” to improvement would often
yield a more improved version of an invention or construct in line
with the conventional way of doing things, ideas which represent
ephonoclasm often originate from a less understood leap of
The ruler is humanity’s most basic objective form of measurement.
The “engineering” approach to problem solving would encourage
logistical analysis of weak points in the structure followed by
improvement of those weak points. The most glaring weak point
being a ruler is only so long, and thus can only measure so much.
Therefor, this process would often lead simply to a longer ruler.
Analysis instead of the reason the ruler exists (the purpose or
utility) would reveal that a ruler exists to measure something. The
question then becomes not “How do we make a better ruler?” (the
question asked by the engineering approach) but instead “How do
we measure things better?” From this question, with a leap of
creativity, one can produce not just a longer ruler, but perhaps a
string, a telescope, a GPS satellite, and so on.
This term is heavily related to R. Buckminster Fuller’s concept of
Ephemeralization – humanity’s tendency to do more and more with
less and less until eventually we’ll be able to do everything with
Ephonoclasm is about categorizing how humanity does this –
distinguishing what one could call ‘logistical innovation’ (making a
longer ruler, making a dial phone instead of a rotary one) with
what one could call ‘creative innovation’ (making a telescope,
making the first iPhone).
Made from a combination of “ephemeral”, representing the less
understood creative leap required, “innovation”, acknowledging
that this leap produces something new, and of value, and
“iconoclasm”, representing that this advancement is counter to, not
an extension of, the previous thought or directional build up in an
Related Word Definitions:


Used to describe the ideas (or less often, people) which comprise the
idea or trend of ephonoclasm.
“The first Graphical User Interface (GUI) was ephonoclastic.”


A person who evidently understands the concept of ephonoclasm,
and who produces ephonoclastic ideas.
The person usually produces many ephonoclastic ideas spanning
and defying conventional industry or field designations, since
getting to the key purpose of something and challenging that (being
an ephonoclast) is a skill in itself that can be exercised without,
necessarily, expertise in such an area being challenged.
“Walt Disney was an ephonoclast.”
Plural: ephonoclasts
“R. Buckminster Fuller, Walt Disney, and Steve Jobs were great
ephonoclasts of the past 100 years.”

First appearance: May 28, 2016 Cole’s Blog

Verb or noun

Noun: “This document is an explorabbit.”
Verb: “I’m going to set aside 20 minutes to explorabbit on this
Used to define a thought gathering, production and connection
process of using diverse sources in rapid succession, not only taking
notes (receiving information) but also contextualizing most or
everything in one’s own thoughts, memories and previous
experience. Usually done without particular regard for accuracy or
specially selected sources;
One may start at wikipedia, promptly switch to a documentary,
while listening to a podcast, switching to a respected book, then
perhaps a series of social media posts, all the while injecting ones
own subjective bias, distortions and ideas (as just one example).
The primary goal being to arrive at new, divergent and unexpected
ideas and/or familiarizing oneself with generalized thought
patterns, both internal (what do you think about the subject, and
how does that relate to your thoughts on other matters) and
external (what general trends can you observe in the thinking of
others, focusing on subjectivity rather than objective credibility).
Hinges on elimination of self-defined borders between internal
thoughts (ideas) and external thoughts (research).
Could be viewed to be a kind of combination of research and
Made from a combination of ‘Exploring the Rabbit Hole’. Alice in
Wonderland reference intentional; it emphasizes the subjectivity
and disregard for accuracy/objectivity embodied by the process, the
intentional merger between internal and external ideas and
thoughts, and the primary goal of creating and connecting the new
and unexpected.

First Appearance: May 27, 2016 Cole’s Blog

Integrity-Exponent Effect

The basis of this effect is one loop, which is a relatively common
Imagine a system in which we have two ‘factors’ or ‘events’ – ‘A’ and ‘B’ – and, since this system is real, it ‘refreshes,’ in that the controllers of the factors in the scenario are aware of changes to the scenario and so each factor is constantly relating to and affecting the other. The tendency, I’ve found, tends to be to try to explain ‘A’ and ‘B’ in terms of time: “Which came first,” the question is posed, “A or B?” This generates a ‘storybook’ telling of history. In reality, these situations are often closely interrelated. Imagine a system in which these A and B factors are so closely related that ‘B’ is an exponent of A and A of B: so AB and BA. An increase in A causes an increase in B which causes an ever greater increase in A and the cycle repeats. The key, often unexpected, phenomena to note is as follows: B ‘reflects’ A, so that as long as A is in a system along with B, any increase of A causes a further increase of itself. Our AB and BA ‘equation’ is, of course, not a fully accurate one; it would be more complex and also different for every scenario. I have merely used this ‘equation’ as a method to explain the concept. Our AB and BA equation is typically understood as a ‘positive feedback loop’. This is a common concept in many fields, particularly biology and the study of ecosystems.1 The key difference between integrity-exponent effects, as we will define them, and conventional positive feedback loops is twofold: first, we must deal with the integrity of integrity-exponent effect. We have described one loop, but the key trending of integrity-exponent effects is that they are integrated – many loops. Imagine having four – or forty – factors that are all self reinforcing, as such we will subsequently describe with the British Empire. But, for a quick example: more ships allow more trade-routes to be patrolled; allows more reliable conquering of territory; allows more people to man the ships; demands more ships to patrol the area; demands more resources to collect to build the ships; demands more workers; demands more expanded area to harvest the resources; demands more patrolling ships and ship-manning-people. We see many more factors than an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ which all feed into each other. Not A to only B but A to B, A to C, and B to C. This has two effects on our understanding. It makes these
scenarios very non-linear, as fluctuating in one factor causes integrated and dense fluctuations in all others, making ‘timed’ behaviour difficult to separate. Comparatively, positive feedback loops, while self reinforcing, are often identified to have distinct and exclusive starting points. A prime example would be the biological feedback loop responsible for birth labour contractions, known as the Ferguson reflex, whereby the first contraction releases a hormone which triggers the brain to release more of this hormone, increasing the frequency and intensity of contractions.2 While this is a self-reinforcing loop, it still has a starting point; understanding the British Empire’s ascent in this way would still warrant the question: Which came first, technological industrialization or resource abundance? With factors so densified, we see the simple-sounding yet more-insightful answer is: both; they were big and kept getting bigger. The second effect on our understanding is the most significant one. Positive feedback loops, in all the fields they are studied from mathematics to electronics to biology, are generally held to be unstable.3 As in our above example of the Ferguson reflex, labour must stop, must have an end point. Eventually the system can no longer sustain itself, and one-half of the loop (or some other part) breaks away. In integrity-exponent effects, we find the opposite. Factors are so compounded, being reinforced by so many other factors, that they become more stable. There is so much support behind each factor that it is much more difficult for one to break away. And, even if one factor does falter, it less-so affects the overall trending, since the pressure supplied by the remaining and numerous factors remains. This may seem like an odd point to make, as, you might say: “But didn’t the British Empire fall?” Did it? Nominally we no longer have the same people or entities ‘presiding over’ these really naturally occurring effects. In terms of our measurable factors however (which we will explore more in economic statistics, etc. in this book), we have only seen an increasingly world-scale society. World oceanic trade has only increased, population only increased, GDP only increased, density of communication only increased, spread of the English language (and merging of this into an increasingly different ‘world’ language) only increased, education only increased, etc.
Who cares if Queen Victoria is no longer at the helm? My view is that Queen Victoria was more-so a surrogate anyways, presiding over a somewhat inevitable (and manifestly painful) scaling of human society to link us to one humanity.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018


The summation of technology which delivered/delivers
information, though quickly via cable, still to fixed end nodes.
First appearance: Omninet, 2018


The smallest base element of knowledge. The smallest amount of knowledge which conveys its self-contained purpose. A base amount of knowledge which conveys only ‘one thing’. The smallest functional unit of a Knowledge Microsystem (see the following definition). A Content-Cell as present in the mind. A gleaned significant observation from continuous-experiential-input. Since a Knowledge-Cell can be a Content-Cell as present in the mind, we will also use the terms Static Knowledge-Cell and Dynamic Knowledge-Cell to delineate whether the pertinent Knowledge-Cell, if it was indeed derived from a Content-Cell and not from continuous-experiential-input, was derived from a Static Content-Cell or Dynamic Content-Cell.

It is relevant to note that one can generate for themselves Static Knowledge-Cells by applying self-reasoned logic to continuous-experiential-input; this is how scientific facts are derived from experimentation. Static Knowledge-Cells may also be generated by an individual drawing from previous experience, as stored in its many possible combinations in the mind. This is how patterns are derived.


The date that Napoleon Bonaparte was born (August 15, 1769).

Napoleon’s writing style as present in a specific given letter, (this would be drawn from a dynamic content-cell).

The temperature, in degrees Celsius, of a given experiment in its initial conditions.

It is relevant to note that memory does not function in the same way that content does. As we will discuss further in Omninet, recent research suggests that nearly all memories are, by our previous use of the term, ‘dynamic’ – they are re-interpreted and re-evaluated over time as a natural, continuous function of the mind. We therefore use the terms ‘Static Knowledge-Cell’ and ‘Dynamic Knowledge-Cell’ not necessarily to delineate how these pieces of knowledge function in the mind – whether they are wholly remembered as an unchanging ‘snapshot’, or if their meaning and significance change over time – but rather to illustrate which category of content they were derived from.

First appearance: Omninet, 2018

The Stop


A proposal for a 9th LEAN waste. Each stop one item makes along the supply chain. Different from the waste of Transportation as it refers to the risk factor that is accumulated as additional stops are added, not just the waste of additional transportation moving between them. 

As new stops are linearly added, the chance that a failure will occur at any one point increases cumulatively, since it must rely on successful delivery form the previous stop. If each stop has a 5% chance of something going wrong, the third stop carries with it not a 5% chance of failure, but a 15% chance of failure, as it must rely on the previous two making successful deliveries to carry out its actions normally. In addition to accumulating the chance of total failure across the number of stops, the average downtime is increased as each new stop is added as well. Imagine we have three equal stops, each posing a possible delay of two weeks. The first stop failing could produce a six week delay, as it ripples through the other stops of the supply chain, the second four weeks, the last two weeks. This makes the average failure in such a system costfour weeks.

As we are increasing the time of the average delay, we are also increasing the chance that said delay will occur, meaning that the total risk and cost posed is increasing at a multiplicative rate.

First Appearance:

In Lecture: Next Generation LEAN, June 2021

In Print: Lowering Distribution Costs: The Key to Sustainable Health Development?, October 2021



The process of moving an item once a delivery from a supplier has already been made, from the point of the original delivery to elsewhere. Often occurs with large ‘bundled’ or ‘aggregated’ contracts that must arrive to one location but be used elsewhere, i.e. a federal agency receiving a delivery, but further delivering it to a provincial organization, then to a health region, then to a hospital. This further ‘sub-distribution’ can rapidly eat into the ‘savings’ seemingly achieved from ordering in bulk at an aggregated or larger level, since the accounting systems for the sub-distribution are often unintegrated with those for the purchasing, meaning the added costs incurred are ‘invisible’.

First Appearance:

In Lecture: Next Generation LEAN, June 2021

In Print: Lowering Distribution Costs: The Key to Sustainable Health Development?, October 2021