Seen in → No.66
- concept of the Elderblog; re-inventing an old blog as a second level. Re-using it as compost for a late-style or elder blog. An elder game tends to be more open-ended than the nominal game. In the ideal case, it is a mature infinite game that can go on indefinitely.
- 🔥 Does ‘Creative’ Work Free You From Drudgery, or Just Security?. “For the privilege of doing “creative” work, we are asked to accept conditions of financial anxiety and precariousness that in previous times were unthinkable to the gainfully employed. “Creative” puts lipstick — or, more precisely, a pair of Warby Parker eyeglasses and a sleeve tattoo — on a pig. It dresses up a ruptured social compact, the raw deal of the gig economy, as bohemian freedom.”
- The city as collective intelligence. “Doing that requires careful design, curation and orchestration. It’s not enough just to mobilise the crowd. Crowds are all too capable of being foolish, prejudiced and malign. Nor it is enough just to hope that brilliant ideas will emerge naturally. Thought requires work – to observe, analyse, create, remember and judge and to avoid the many pitfalls of delusion and deliberate misinformation.”
- The Exaggerated Promise of So-Called Unbiased Data Mining. “The Feynman trap—ransacking data for patterns without any preconceived idea of what one is looking for—is the Achilles heel of studies based on data mining”
- Katia Moskvitch 🧵: So I’m writing a story for WIRED on quantum computing. Amazing how much hype & misconceptions there are around it!Some myth busting:1. Achieving quantum supremacy *won’t* magically give us super powerful supercomputers that can do everything better than standard computers;”
- Dan Olson 🧵: I don’t want to be doom and gloom, but Patreon is about to eat itself. Or, more specifically, the investors who demand geometric growth are about to demand Patreon eat itself.
- Prof Gina Neff 🧵: We called BS on AI. Here’s a thread of what we learned.(1/15)… “