Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

markets for behavioral surplus

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “It’s very funny to me that the dominant Twentieth Century conception of AI was a slightly awkward nerd with an inhuman mastery of facts and logic, when what we actually… Read more »

mastodon musings

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Since 2009 many of these finds have come via Twitter. Given the current state of chaos on that platform — whither Twitter — more of my finds will be coming… Read more »

voices of the people

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Smart people don’t learn because they have too much invested in proving what they know and avoiding being seen as not knowing.” —Chris Argyris Vox populi, vox Dei An early… Read more »

belief perseverance

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “… complex systems don’t have to be organized top-down, either in the natural or social world. That we tend to assume otherwise probably tells us more about ourselves than the… Read more »

pause and think

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I don’t like Covid on a plane, I do not want it in my brain, I don’t like Covid, breathed in my face, I wear a mask, from place to… Read more »

our world view

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Last night at the theater opening of ‘We Are As Gods’, I had occasion to declare: “Science is the only news. The rest is gossip.” Science is the only news…. Read more »

airborne finds

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @DRTomlinsonEP: “I know I go on about this AN AWFUL lot, but if you have no idea how a pathogen is transmitted, you have no idea how to PREVENT transmission…. Read more »

telling stories

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Proposal to stop referring to the pandemic in the past tense and climate change in the future tense.” —@BethSawin That you tried your damndest only to fall ill now is… Read more »

whataboutism

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. B of E: The route back to 2% inflation − speech by Michael Saunders “The share of the 16-64 population who are outside the workforce and do not want a… Read more »

alignment

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction and the distinction between true… Read more »