The system proposed probably makes no sense to the uninitiated. For a quick primer, I would suggest, “The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford,” authored by Lon Milo DuQuette. It parrots my query, “Whats the difference between Qabalah, Kabbalah, and Cabala?” Well, it was probably intellectual escapism by the science oriented from the religious zealots of the time. If god were only more complex than a simple image of man, then the mathematically inclined intellectuals could have something to discuss and rationalize.
The break came with the creation of Adam before Eve. Adam Kadmon became the man in the image of god set free in the Garden of Eden before complaints arose that Adam was lonely and unhappy. Actually, Adam at this time was sexless since god had not created Eve and so was not really a “man.” Unfortunately, the definitive drawing of Adam Kadmon in relation to the Tree of Life depicts Adam with a rather full beard. Clearly, medieval rabbis were not about to give up any ground to women at this time, an apparent problem with most organized religions.
Nevertheless, superimposed on the physique of this androgynous being is the foundation node and link diagram associated with the 10 node 22 link diagram that has become the standard depiction of the Tree of Life. Deliberately or somewhat ironically, the top node is a crown, that is, not a part of Adam Kadmon. This of course allows discourse whether this ring (halo?) represents god, heaven, infinity, zero or any number of things that may inspire the philosopher.
However, to the engineer, the ten node twenty two link Tree of Life is simply a project management network having a defined beginning and an open end. When dropped into a grid of 5 x 10 cells, it stands upright like Adam Kadmon and is a useful mnemonic for storing up to 50 memory objects, with locational association to the human body. Better yet when stretched diagonally across a 10 x 10 grid it is a convenient mnemonic for storing up to 100 objects in a relational pattern. The illustration of Apple v. Samsung at Start of Litigation is our first example.
When one takes the Tree of Life one step further and generates a node and link structure running diagonally through a cube of 1000 cells of a 10 x 10 x 10 lattice, one discovers that there are not just 10 nodes, a number an engineer is comfortable with, but 13! This digression will be left for later.
Two dimensional flat files are convenient for visual display of information. Here, an item of information such as an IP object has multiple expressions. At this time we are concerned with the IP icon, which allows the object to be presented as a thumbnail, the IP card, which allows the object to be presented as a card, and the IP document, which is the source for the card and the icon and is typically, in this situation, the official patent, trademark, copyright or other IP object that can thereafrer link to whatever.
Key to placement of IP icons in the matrix is a ranking system that ranks cards and icons according to their temporal importance, and ranks the one hundred cells in the matrix according to their innate hierarchy. While card rank may change, cell rank remains constant and determines the location of the ranked cards. Simple huh? Well, maybe we need a few pictures.
TREE OF LIFE