Boxman’s talk about complexity, reasoning, philosophy, and design is soooo good!
Some of the explanations get a little ranty, but Heydon’s collection of observed fallacies rings true:
- The gospel fallacy
- The Luddite fallacy
- The scale fallacy
- The chocolate fireguard fallacy
- The pull request fallacy
- The ‘made at Facebook’ fallacy
- The Bob the Builder fallacy
- The real world fallacy
- The Daphne and Celeste fallacy
I’ve definitely had the Luddite fallacy and the scale fallacy thrown in my face as QEDs.
The ‘made at Facebook’ fallacy is pretty much identical to what I’ve been calling the fallacy of assumed competency: copying something that large corporation X is doing just because large corporation X is doing it.
It is a sad and beautiful world.
Thanks to their work, there was a moment in history when neuroscience, psychiatry, computer science, mathematical logic, and artificial intelligence were all one thing, following an idea first glimpsed by Leibniz—that man, machine, number, and mind all use information as a universal currency. What appeared on the surface to be very different ingredients of the world—hunks of metal, lumps of gray matter, scratches of ink on a page—were profoundly interchangeable.
I don’t understand the maths, but the logic is fascinating.
A very in-depth article on visually representing Boolean logic in an interface. Stick with it; it's worth it.
Have I told you lately how much I love this microformats bookmarklet? Yes? Well, I'm telling you again.
Chris J. Davis has turned my life stream thingy into a plug-in for Wordpress. Nice!
From Dan Cederholm and Dan Benjamin: a lovely looking piece of social software all about wine. I've been trying it in pre-release and it's really, really nice. This is my kind of website.