Is this a simulation?

|n article in Industry Week describes a simualtion in which students learn to improve work-flow efficiency in manufacturing. But I suspect this is not a simulation at all, just an old-fashioned hands-on try-out of techniques. According to the article, the simulation, developed by Time Wise Management Systems, goes like this: “Just like any other manufacturing…

Postmodernism, history, and simulation

I recently bought a second-hand book which discusses the impact of post-modernism on history, which it sees as a denial of the validity of past experience, and hence of hope for the future. This started me wondering about the role of simulation in a post-modernist (or post-post-modernist?) age. The book is Our Shadowed Present by…