Three forms of governance: absolute chaos, perpetual tuning, and smart systems. The prospect of expert systems handling the mundane pieces of governance would be fantastic. It would be nearly fair, it could even potentially be easy to administer and easy to access.
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In a big town, you can choose who you share your toys with. In a small town, one guy can run the whole toy chest. We have a dearth of options available in many situations. We are then presented with the illusion of choice and urged to choose.
The "X" in XML should stand for excellent. I have three reasons why you should make sure you're using XML.
The content, the visual appeal, the marketing. What about payday? If you content worked out and people like it, you need to monetize that mofo. Take the love and allegiance you have built and convert that into some kind of revenue. Take a bow (collect the cash)-- or is that, tie a bow on it (get the money from the last mile of this exercise).
In general terms populations and their opinions are comparatively static. From one election to the next you can predict the outcome plus or minus a few percentage points. External factors usually change the status quo. Economics, scandal and external factors can nudge those percentage points around to change a politician's fortunes. Another way to change the election map is to put bigger numbers into the formula.
We hit some garage sales today. When I go to a garage sale, I don’t know what I’m going to find, but I go anyways. I was immediately reminded of some archetypes of people who show up for garage sales.
A decade ago, our IT co-op in its last gasps of life tried to open a coworking space. It was a disaster.
I like the idea of the future. The future has cool gadgets! Gadgets and thingees! How could I think the future will pay off and no take the F out of SF? How could I get a job writing about the science to come? Heck, I could become a futurist.
In the movie, The Great Escape, the POWs build three tunnels and they code named them “Tom,” “Dick,” and “Harry” as escape routes.
Tim Ferriss had a piece on how you can make $4000 per month and he used the example of a company selling sunglasses. Why isn’t everyone doing this? Why aren’t all of you making a decent income from something this simple? Barriers and the desert.