Monthly Archives: October 2014

Power Corrupts — and So Do Acquiescence, Conformity, Submission and Dumbed-Down Disengagement

Recently I had a little chat about something I posted as a status update on Facebook: A person who says “‪talk‬ is cheap‬” is saying more about their own poor‬‎ listening‬‎ skills‬ than anything else. I followed this statement up … Continue reading Continue reading

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Some Quick + Dirty, Sloppy Notes About the Economics of Advertising + Information Markets: Then, Now + In the Future

Over the years, I have written several articles related to the economics of advertising and information markets, but over the past week or two I have come up with a rather simple way to not only think about advertising, but … Continue reading
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Dicey Concepts Leading to Muddy Waters: Recall, Precision and Filter Failure

The first two of these three blind, dicey concepts have a long tradition in information science: Recall and precision are both based on another rather sketchy notion — relevance. The basic idea of relevance has a noble motivation: to return … Continue reading
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Kant’s Big Mistake?

In my previous post I referred to Kant’s “Categorical Imperative”. Here, let me entertain the following suggestion: That Kant made a big mistake. Kant wrote a lot. If he was consistent in his thinking, that would mean that he wanted … Continue reading
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Go Inspire Yourself!

Seeking inspiration outside of yourself is problematical. One of my inspirations has a habit of referring to something as “Kantian” — referring to using any maxim as if it were a universal law. If everyone wished to be inspired by … Continue reading
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