Archive for May, 2015

How Should We Learn?

 Ignorance has been a fait accompli throughout the history of human society. There was never enough information about the world and how it functions, and even when we had it, few people had access. Whole branches of knowledge could be lost or simply stagnate, like much of science and mathematics in the European Dark Ages. The internet changed all that. Data is everywhere, and knowledge is… Read More

Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old

 I’m ashamed because I felt the need to brag to my 13-year-old. But she asked for it. My daughter Mollie had a homework assignment for her guidance class that had her ask me what I do for a living. This put me in a weird position. I do a lot of things. I didn’t know how to tell her. Read More