Oh, it’s striating alright… just not the way I expected.

At one point, I thought the internet would fork thusly: 1) privileged access for a privileged few (more bandwith, higher QoS, better search/filter algs, glossier content, bought privacy) 2) the great unwashed (less b’width, shitty QoS (relatively speaking), invasive ads, next to no privacy) Well, give it time, I suppose. It might still happen. In …

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Analytics : retro-fitting measurability – part 1

Measurability operates over an incredible range. It’s the ‘gravity’ of the metrics universe. Why do I say so? Because it is a quality attribute that manifests itself at business-level decision-making, without being constrained to that realm in the least. Measurability permeates everything; it goes past the business level, down through engineering and development activities, and …

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re-understanding computing

I was reading this blog post on the expanding notion of what computing is, over at Broader perspective.  I like the inclusion of ideas from the biological realm, because it’s one of those areas which proves once and for all that the universe is one giant computation, with smaller computations piggybacking off of bigger (or …

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cognitive semantics : lexemes and memes

The study of the morphology of language has at its heart an acceptance of imperfection and change. It seems intuitive that our grammars and vocabularies have allowed several random phonemes to accrete around central lexemes, subtly changing the meanings associated with those latter, and all the while carrying that meaning across an awesome stretch of time (and …

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