Modeling Language Glyphs
Vantage Points
November 2, 1996

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

Vantage Points

|full model| Based on a model developed by Thomas Gilbert in the book Human Competence, published in 1978. Graphic representation of model and addition of another vantage point, Copyright 1985, MG Taylor Corporation

Glyph Etymology Symbology Quick
PHILOSOPHY: Loving wisdom. The investigation of causes and laws underlying reality. Inquiry into the nature of things by logic instead of empirically. Any system of motivating concepts or principles of a culture. Tree: development of life in the cosmos; stimulating the creative imagination; longevity; inexhaustible life.
CULTURE: Cultivation, tilling. The totality of socially transmitted behavior, patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought. Cloud and Rain: fertilization, metamorphosis, heaven descending to earth.
POLICY: To show off, display, citizen. A written contract. A course of action, guiding principle or procedure deemed expedient, prudent or advantageous. Crown: symbol of light and spiritual enlightenment.
STRATEGY: The General. Overall planning and conduct of large scale operations. A resulting plan of action. The art or skill of using stratagems. To lead an army. Flag: victory and self-assertion.
TACTICS: To arrange in order. The technique of securing objectives designated by strategy. The art of directing units against the enemy. Sword: spiritual evolution, fighting off darkness; hero's courage.
LOGISTICS: To calculate, reckon. Procurement, maintenance, replacement of materiel and personnel. Skilled in arithmetic calculation. Counting marks (4 or 5): 4-achievement, earth; 5-health, love, the five forms of matter
TASKS: To tax. The function that a working person, unit or thing is expected to fill; objective. Ring: wholeness, completion.

Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from either Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols or J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols or a combination of both.

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