Social Media, Fast and Slow
2 August 2021 | 6:26 pm

Woodcut of tortoise and the hare from Aesops fables
I like the differentiation that Jared has made here on his homepage with categories for “fast” and “slow” posts. It’s reminiscent of the system 1 (fast) and system2 (slow) ideas behind Kahneman and Tversky’s work in behavioral economics. (See Thinking, Fast and Slow) It’s also interesting in light of this tweet which came up recently: … Continue reading Social Media, Fast and Slow

Humanity is the medium. Humanity is the message.
25 July 2021 | 7:30 pm

While contemplating orality and indigenous cultures and how they used their own memories, conversation, and dialectic as a means of communicating and storing their knowledge, I thought about Marshall McLuhann’s idea “the medium is the message.” In this framing, indigenous cultures certainly got things right: Humanity is the medium. Humanity is the message. Life imitates … Continue reading Humanity is the medium. Humanity is the message.

Hypothes.is + Obsidian = Hypothesidian for easier note taking and formatting
8 July 2021 | 4:18 pm

the Hypothes.is quote bubble icon next to the purple obsidian gem-like icon
Anyone who knows me knows that I love Hypothes.is for all my online highlighting, annotating, and general note taking. They also know that if one isn’t actively using their notes to some better end, then it’s likely not worth having taken them at all, so I store mine in markdown in Obsidian for future-proofing and … Continue reading Hypothes.is + Obsidian = Hypothesidian for easier note taking and formatting


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