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Another Jump Point

Another Jump Point

Be calm. Be just as calm as you can, no matter what.
Remember: The Dunning-Kruger Effect means that you don’t always get the respect that you deserve, but… that’s their problem, not yours, so don’t internalize it.
Keep rereading this and just practice, practice, practice, even if the need for it continues to be infuriating at some level: How to Deal with Impossible People

Love Letter

Love Letter

Darling Sweetheart, You are my avid fellow feeling. My affection curiously clings to your passionate wish. My liking yearns to your heart. You are my wistful sympathy: my tender liking. Yours beautifully, M.U.C.* Even with such a designer as Turing, it takes more than imitation-games of consciousness to write a love letter. Still, isn’t there something about this letter that suggests our own, often inarticulate, longings? *In this instance, MADAM preferred to call herself M.U.C. (Manchester University Computer). I know…

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Virus News!

Virus News!

You have got to read this article on the virus at Discover! How did I miss this before???? Unintelligent Design A monstrous discovery suggests that viruses, long regarded as lowly evolutionary latecomers, may have been the precursors of all life on Earth by Charles Siebert, Photography by Jörg Brockmann From the March 2006 issue, published online March 15, 2006 Now the viruses appear to present a creation story of their own: a stirring, topsy-turvy, and decidedly unintelligent design wherein life…

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Speaking at SemTech

Speaking at SemTech

I’ll be speaking at the Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2009! Messy Folksonomies: The Uses of Metanoise for Better Organizational Collaboration This presentation will consider the uses of bottom-up, co-evolving folksonomies for better communication and collaboration across disciplinary lines. For reasons of efficiency, semantic technologies often focus on terminological control. However, where several types of discourse exist within the same organization, a layer of bottom-up vocabulary provides a space for the change…

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Buy John’s Book

Buy John’s Book

I have been seriously remiss in my intellectual (and wifely) support! I haven’t even urged you to buy, read, and comment on hubby’s book – The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI (Bradford Books, MIT Press)! Preview The Allure of Machinic Life at Google Books. I’m a little annoyed about the title, since I preferred “The Lure of Machinic Life” to “The Allure of Machinic Life.” However, the absolutely wonderful bit on me me me…

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