Schlagwort-Archiv: Analogie

Useful excuse inspiration.

I'm sorry, but my non-standard upbringing renders that simile utterly meaningless to me.

Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham in Questionable Content 4521

There is more than C major.

A computer is like a violin. You can imagine a novice trying first a phonograph and then a violin. The latter, he says, sounds terrible. That is the argument we have heard from our humanists and most of our computer scientists. Computer programs are good, they say, for particular purposes, but they aren't flexible. Neither is a violin, or a typewriter, until you learn how to use it.

Marvin Minsky: Why Programming Is a Good Medium for Expressing Poorly Understood and Sloppily-Formulated Ideas

Temperatur und Teilchenbewegung.

Das ist wie bei Supervenienz, da waren die Beispiele auch alle scheiße.

jemand im Grundstudium Philosophie


The common use of computers, as we understand them today, as sources for models and metaphors of ourselves is probably about as reliable as the use of the steam engine was back then.

Jaron Lanier: You Are Not A Gadget.

Business as usual.

Stel je voor dat we na de Tsjernobyl-ramp niet alleen de centrale gewoon weer hadden nagebouwd en aangezet, maar ook het oude management hadden laten zitten.

Joris Luyendijk: Erger dan Tsjernobyl


How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion — mandatory 48-hr waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he’s about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because).

Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.

It makes more sense to do this with young men and guns than with women and health care, right? I mean, no woman getting an abortion has killed a room full of people in seconds, right?


Keep the box running.

I/O actions are like boxes with little feet that go out and fetch some value from the outside world for us.

Miran Lipovača: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! - Functors, Applicative Functors and Monoids

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