Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

elites are bad

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @chriscorrigan — “Elites are bad: to the left, elites are those with money. To the right, elites are those with education. Successful people are good: to the right, those with money are successful. To… Read more »

applied imagination

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @RitaJKing — “I advocate for calling AI applied imagination instead of artificial intelligence. We need to start thinking.” @LynnBoyden — “Why is there no place in any car for me to put my purse?”… Read more »

“the only way to make sense out of change”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” —Alan Watts “Respect and deference are two different things, sir, too often mistaken… Read more »

“normal is the bias”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is.” —Karl Kraus, via @TrutherBotPop We analyzed 16,625 papers to… Read more »

losing by winning

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @csessums — ‘Metrics are great; however, don’t forget the law(s) – Goodhart’s Law: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure,” & Campbell’s Law: The more a metric is… Read more »

first finds of 2019

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” —Kurt Vonnegut, via @ShaunCoffey @robpatrob — “In Athens, democracy degenerated into populism, leading… Read more »

best finds of 2018

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are the best finds of 2018. Wise Words “Susan Sontag was asked what she had learned from the Holocaust, and she said that 10% of any population is cruel, no matter what, and… Read more »

wicked problems

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @StuartMcMillan: “The only thing you need to feel extremely smart is a lack of curiosity. The perpetually curious will always think they’re dumb.” “Every totalitarian regime is frightened of the artist. It is the… Read more »

symptoms, causes, & idiots

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @white_owly — “Symptoms love dressing up as causes. And causes love hiding behind them.” “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our… Read more »

it’s the system

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.” —Carl Sagan, via @LucLalande @suitpossum — “The conflict is not ‘AI vs. Humans’. The conflict is ‘Humans who control… Read more »