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As promised: What I’m not looking forward to between now and 14 September

It’s not the (seemingly) petty politics related news story on every night. It’s not the high density of street-side candidate signs in marginal seats. (I actually quite like all the signs, even if they are poorly designed. It’s exciting. It’s a signal that something big is soon to happen). It’s the crusty political cracks that […]

Technology Metaphors in Pop Academia

About 5 years ago, it was “are you tracking with me?” Meaning, probably, “are you understanding my intuition in this argument?” Now it’s cool (cool on TED talks, that is) to say something like this “that’s a low res approach”. I think this is an accusation of conflation or of blurring the distinctions, and you should take a […]