“Long-time Stratechery readers know I have always been wary of horizontal service companies getting into hardware for exactly this reason: the temptation to constrain the upside of high-fixed-cost services in an attempt to differentiate hardware is hard to resist. To that end, though, Apple raises an interesting question: is the concern as significant in the opposite direction?...”
I love China's naming scheme for their space program.
The lander (first probe to ever land on the far side of the moon) is named 嫦娥 Chang'e, after the moon goddess.
The orbiting comms relay, which is needed to bounce signals between Earth and the far side of the moon, is named 鹊桥 queqiao, "magpie bridge", after the magpies that form a bridge across the milky way once a year in order for the Weaver and Cowherd to visit each other (as in the Tanabata festival)
Doctors are paid based on the content and quantity of their notes. Our US medical system is a weird game. https://blogs.jwatch.org/hiv-id-observations/index.php/how-did-our-medical-notes-become-so-useless/2019/01/02/
When you successfully exit a class you think of as losers but only acquire modest success on the side you think of as winners you end up seething in resentment at both the people you left behind AND the people you failed to join. Both sides think more of themselves than you do. You are mad all the time because unconsciously you think you are the shit in the shit sandwich.
#introduction Hi everyone! I live in Maine, USA. I have worked on software for a long time and currently run a cyber security consulting firm called Kindly Ops. I have a soft spot for federated / distributed systems and open source. I am interested in group cognition and mental health, and anxiously await when AI turns criminal.
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"This paper will suggest two new terms to use, 'orthogame and 'paragame', in conjunction with a more clearly defined notion of 'metagame'."
"... if we don't define the term, its really easy for us to get way off track in the discussion. But even further, we keep using that word [game]"
"You Keep Using That [Template], I Do Not Think It [Memes] What You Think It [Memes]"
Reading: “Otaku: Japan’s database animals” by Azuma. https://www.amazon.com/Otaku-Database-Animals-Hiroki-Azuma/dp/0816653526
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