Essays

Voting as a Symbol

Summary: Arguments often end up unresolved when one side values about rational outcomes but the other is more interested in sociological signaling. The sociological argument is based in the idea that humans form trust and group identity Read more…

By kyle, ago
Essays

Magic Circles I

Some argue that the divine quality of humans – the thing that sets us apart from mere animals – is our ability to process abstract thoughts and share them through abstract communication. To this end, Read more…

By kyle, ago
Design

What is Design?

A simple way to talk about “design,” (without it feeling like a buzz word) Since Steve Jobs’ recognition with the re-emergence of Apple as a major player, “Design” has become fashionable. But the actual definition of Read more…

By kyle, ago
Essays

Data vs Information

This morning I was doing some reflection on the difference between Data and Information (specifically thinking about the DIKW Pyramid).  While the distinction is inherently simple, I’ve always had a difficult time describing it, so here Read more…

By kyle, ago