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Literacy and Machine Readability: Some First Attempts at a Derivation of the Primary Implications for Rational Media

Online, websites are accessed exclusively via machine-readable text. Specifically, the character set prescribed by ICANN, IANA, and similar regulatory organizations consists of the 26 characters of the latin alphabet, the „hyphen“ character and the 10 arabic numbers (i.e. The symbols … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Distribution of Literacy is More Important than the Distribution of Wealth

A large component of happiness is being able to manage (aka “deal with”) the world. In my opinion, this has much more to do with literacy than it has to do with wealth. That’s why I’m far more concerned about … Continue reading
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How to mash up the Serenity Prayer with a little humility

I have never really liked the serenity prayer, but primarily because the logic seems wrong in the way it is often quoted (there are some things which I do not feel able to accept, but also do not feel I … 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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