Monthly Archives: January 2013

Now and then there ought to be a way to create links between the past, the present and the future

As people get older, they carry around more and more “baggage”, and I think this baggage is usually considered to somewhat like a ball and chain — it is something that limits us (because it influences our behavior more than … Continue reading
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Are there people who need an incentive to practice decent behavior?

Why?
And just from a practical point of view: How would / should that work?
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The Digital Divide has been nearly eradicated: Due to Advances in Mobile Phone Technology, Most People in Developed Countries have now become as Illiterate as the Global Average Level of Literacy

The threat of an outbreak of literacy has been — by and large — completely averted. Continue reading

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Is numeracy a sufficient condition to be considered a geek?

I was recently listening to some woman gush about geekdom, and she was going on about how numeracy is definitely a necessary condition in her estimation…. My first thought was: Does this woman even realize that the whole notion of … Continue reading
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Sometime the Laws of Economics are not a feature — sometimes they’re a bug

There are many behaviors that actually benefit no one, but there are nonetheless incentives for people to engage in them. For example: When I was a teenager, many kids would drive around in cars with “no particular place to go”. … Continue reading
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