Dear Max, it was wonderful to meet you last week. It bears repeating that I felt as though talking for the first time to a hidden collaborator.
We need to settle our differences, but we need to settle them within a system of decency and good faith, one that prioritizes solutions over allegiance.
Most people are stunningly irrational; falsifiability is a test and a tool that helps us to hew away unfounded mental models and leave behind what works (for now).
Anything not tended, cared for, built or maintained will perish; most living things do this without thinking, but in relationships we need a system.
Dear Rowan, It was lovely to speak with you yesterday on the subject of writing and publishing, and how these things affect us.
I read “The Great Shark Hunt” by the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson.
I read from Stanislaw Lem’s wonderful work, Golem XIV, featuring lectures given by a sentient military supercomputer.
I read the introductions to Ted Nelson’s Computer Lib and Dream Machines: two foresighted books published together in 1974.
Less is more?
Unity2020 wants to outflank the Democrat vs Republican system; if it works it would be a first, but the USA is a nation of firsts.