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Oversimplifications Are Always Dangerous

With thanks to Warimu Gitau

“Imagine you are a thoughtful 22-year-old college graduate who wants to make a great difference in the world, he said, invoking one of his many thought experiments.

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Rhino Vs Cow

I intend for this blog to be mostly related to architecture (as that is what I do) however I am starting with something which at first seems far removed from design. 299 more words

Human Values

Chapter: ∞

The cold morning sun lights up the gray sky high above the gray square buildings and a thousand students pour into the unchanging gray campus. A thousand shuffling feet and a thousand sleep-filled voices echo off the colorless walls. 547 more words

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Trust (as an inalienable right)

Over the past few months, as (in hindsight) I emerged from a cocoon which I had occupied since I left the huge corporation I’d worked for during nigh on seven years, I’ve been able to realise the importance of trust. 604 more words

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Sousveillance and human rights (or watching the watchers watch the watched)

Sousveillance means this (the bold at the end is mine):

Sousveillance (/sˈvləns/ soo-VAY-ləns) is the recording of an activity by a participant in the activity typically by way of small wearable or portable personal technologies. 540 more words

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How to BS Your Way To An A

Now this is important.

The secret to a great student is the ability to create something worth a good grade out of practically nothing. Effort and time commitment are the enemies of a stressed out student with too much on his or her plate. 532 more words

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Environment and writing

I posted yesterday over at my blog blinkingti.me on the idea of researching an “editor’s algorithm” (reblogged here today) – essentially, working out what great editors of newspapers have done and do, and then bottling it for perpetuity; maybe, too, for the benefit of other purposes. 550 more words

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