Variations of the OODA Loop 4, Pseudo-Boydian Loops

Note: This is a selection from Variations of the OODA Loop, part of tdaxp‘s SummerBlog ’06

Pseudo-Boydian loops run the gamut from minor mistakes to serious complications. As amateur writers, bloggers are especially prone to this: for example, leaving off the Orient-Observe feedback41 42 However, even knowledgeable experts can make mistakes. Library Philosophy and Practice, Karl Bridges43 cited Dr. Fred Thompson’s44 pseudo-Boydian loop. The Thompson variant allows for Act -> Orient and Act -> Decide feedback (which doesn’t exist) while prohibiting Orient->Act or Orient->Observe “implicit guidance and control” (which do).

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Variations of the OODA Loop, a tdaxp series:
Variations of the OODA Loop 1: Introduction
Variations of the OODA Loop 2: The Naive Boydian Loop
Variations of the OODA Loop 3: The Sophisticated Boydian Loop
Variations of the OODA Loop 4: Pseudo-Boydian Loops
Variations of the OODA Loop 5: Post-Boydian Loops
Variations of the OODA Loop 6: Bibliography

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