The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”
(1632 - 1704)
John Locke is often regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the early modern period. He asserted that the mind was a tabula rasa, or "blank slate," upon which sensory input left impressions. His theory of knowledge is called empiricism, which states that all knowledge comes from experience.
Locke is the father of knowledge management. Knowledge management has become a very important endeavor for businesses, because it helps companies deal with the ever-growing amount of information that they have to manage every day. Information is typically paired with data (which is the new gold) and it will only continue to be more valuable as time goes on. That's why at Pelcro we are driven to find new ways to extract, structure, and provide insights from the abundance of data, so your business can figure out what is the best strategy for targeting potential customers.
Let's take a look at some of our important updates, themed around enhancing your data insights and more, which are included in our v1.46 release:
What cannot be said, above all, must not be silenced, but written.”
(1930 - 2004)
Jacques Derrida, one of the most prolific Algerian-French philosophers of the twentieth century, is celebrated as the cornerstone of deconstruction, an approach meant for understanding how something was created by breaking it down into smaller parts or ideas. Through analyzing these ideas, what they imply, how they work together, and how opposite ones interact, we realize that the overall object's purpose can have more than one meaning. The closer we look at an object, the more we find about how it works. Two opposites like "good" and "bad" are not different things. They only make sense when compared to each other.
In this respect, we believe that good product design is critical upon deconstructing the relationship between how its' smaller bits and pieces work together. With each new update, product harmony is a perpetual element of our process from inception to completion. Ultimately, this allows us to help your business capture value from usability, pleasure from appearance design, satisfaction from delivered quality, and truly make your customer experience exceptional.
Let's take a look at some of our important updates, themed around enhancing your visual communication and more, which are included in our v1.45 release:
The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.”
(BC 428-7 - 348-7 BC)
Plato is one of those historical icons who seldom needs an introduction. He was (and remains), by all measures, one of the most influential philosophers and writers in ancient Greece. The questions he raised at his time were so profound and richly provocative to an extent that transformed the intellectual currents of his time, and continued to influence educated readers of nearly every period after. The founder of the Platonist school did a lot to change the way we think about the world, but perhaps one of his most influential contributions was the Theory of Forms: Abstract, perfect, unchanging concepts or ideals that transcend time and space.
Plato drives us to connect with the world around us, while seeking to be part of something higher. In that sense, while our primary motif is to build value-centric solutions, we build those solutions with a uniqueness in the way they work which satisfies criteria that go well beyond the functional and into the psychological and aesthetics of how they are designed. We ultimately seek to enable your business to connect your audience, customers, partners, and systems in a way that is both pleasent and productive.
Without further ado, we’re excited to unveil our latest and greatest release, rich with innovations that helps you thrive in a digital-first world:
Man is the measure of all things.”
(BC 490 - BC 420)
Protagoras was a man that often found himself questioning truth, a pre-socratic philosopher whom Plato credits with inventing the role of a professional sophist. Many great philosophers built on his work, resulting in the literary expansion on the idea of how man is the source of truth for measuring all things.
Influenced by Protagoras’s contemplations, we understand that usability is ultimately not about technology; it’s about people, and how they understand and use things. It’s the fine line that defines the difference between making a simple product and making a product simple. That’s exactly why we constantly set out our interface to capitalize on tweaks and enhancements -little or large as they may be- with a user-centered experience in mind. We believe that this is the defining metric for usability and the indisputable single source of truth for value creation.
Let’s take a look at some of our v1.43 updates:
Pliny the Elder
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read.”
(AD 23-AD 79)
Gaius Plinius Secundus, better known as Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author, philosopher, and an esteemed naval commander. Pliny is best known for writing the Natural History encyclopedia, which became a substitute for general education at the time. It is now considered one of the greatest literary monuments of classical antiquity.
Pliny's greatest strength was his ability & perception to methodically assemble and correlate unrelated facts, recognize details ignored by others, and link them to data to provide engaging stories. In a similar fashion, we aspire for our platform to exhibit adaptability. With every new release, we ensure that all of our core and integrative components are not only fostered by sensible defaults and systematic research of your needs & goals, but also by examining how the small bits & pieces can be intricately modified and quickly adopted to continue delivering tangible value, and an effective digital platform for your business.
Here's what you can expect in our new release:
Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured.”
Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei: philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. During his lifetime, he worked on a variety of experiments, including the speed at which different objects fall, mechanics and pendulums. His most notable (and controversial at the time) work was related to his discoveries with the telescope which revolutionized astronomy and paved the way for the acceptance of the Copernican heliocentric system. Galileo influenced scientists for decades to come not only with his work, but also through his willingness to defend his findings.
Inspired by what Galileo evangelized about four hundred years back, one thing we take seriously and always aim to improve is quality. As we continue exploring all the different avenues of improvement which remain ultimately user-centered through closely-monitored feedback channels, we know that it's just as important to identify the right data-driven measures proactively to determine the guiding sensors to a constant stream of evolvement for our integrative features, while maintaining impeccable quality, cutting-edge performance, and a great user experience.
Let's take a look at some of our new improvements:
"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess."
"The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it"
“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.”
Philosopher, polymath, educator, synthesist, founder. These are just some of the words used to describe Aristotle as a Greek luminary who (along with Plato) is known as the “father of Western philosophy.”