I read my article on bad faith, and how to encourage good faith conversations.
Having taught computers humanity, perhaps they can teach us good faith.
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.