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Articles I liked from the week of July 8th, 2018.

  1. The Adjacency FallacyLately, I’ve been having quite a few conversations with people who are trying to reinvent themselves for the new economy. The most common pattern is MBA-types…
  2. Imperica - The Imperica newsletterThe Imperica newsletter is a weekly digest of all things interesting from around the web, featuring the rather brilliant Web Curios from Matt Muir. For those…
  3. How to be a Precious SnowflakeEvery few months, one of my much more successful friends will get frustrated by my apparent lack of aggressive hustle in service of my own work, and declare…
  4. Class DismissedS ome 25 years have passed since the publication of Paul Fussell’s naughty treat Class: A Guide Through the American Status System , and I think this…

  1. How should we evaluate progress in AI?Wolpertinger image courtesy Rainer Zenz The evaluation question is inseparable from questions about what sort of thing AI is—and both are inseparable from…
  2. Aztec Political Thought(A footnote on Inga Clendinnen’s extraordinary“ Aztecs:An Interpretation .” If there’s a better book on the Aztecs than this, Iwant to read it). The Aztecs are…

  1. David Simon | AnnapolisJuly 8, 2018 Fifteen years as a newspaperman taught me a few select things. One is this: It is the god-given right of every American to resent or even hate his…
  2. The Disbeliever's Guide to AuthenticityWe turn now from the the binary opposition “authentic / inauthentic” to the meta-level pair: “belief in authenticity / disbelief in authenticity.” The only…
  3. On egocentric framingWe had great weather on the May Day bank holiday. This meant that pretty much everybody around here decided to drive to Rutland Water, with the result that…