Outposts

Distraction

Hero

When I was a teenager I was very fascinated by the concept of heroes, heroism. My username was “visaisahero”. It had a dual meaning.

Crucible, Burden, Born vs Made, Hero vs NPC, Greeks, Joseph Campbell, Hero’s Journey, Monomyth, Archetypes.

Honesty

It’s interesting how you can be married to someone and be naked with them and be best friends with them and yet not be entirely honest with one another.

It’s interesting how you can spend a whole lot of time by yourself, with yourself, and yet never quite be honest with yourself.

Kaizen

kaizen- https://www.vitalentusa.com/learn/begin_kaizen.php 

  • (identify or create written description of process.
  • identify measures that tell you how well the process is currently operating. (unit cost, cycle time, throughput, utilization, defect rate, recrdables, etc.)
  • study the standard.
  • walk the process.
  • document a scope for improving.)

The Overview Effect

The Overview Effect is the mind-expanding experience that astronauts have reported having when they go to space and physically look at the planet from an outsider’s perspective.

The Phenomenon Of The Internet

I’ve long been meaning to write some sort of essay about the Internet as a phenomenon. For now, here are a collection of links:

Me: Tripping through time on the Information Superhighway

It’s been interesting to witness the Internet go from village to metropolis. Sometimes miss the old days. Somebody should write a history (twitter)

Turpentine

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.” – Pablo Picasso

I was interpreting this to mean that Picasso was making a subtle point about how artists aren’t nearly as concerned with discussing Form and Meaning verbally – their art does the talking for them. They’re more interested in learning things that can help them do their work. They socialize with one another by discussing the tools of their art, not their art itself.

Lots to think about here.

Writing modes

  • Reading
  • Gathering data points
  • transcribing thoughts in real time
  • making sense of data points
  • comparing and contrasting ideas

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