Many structured ways of knowing seem to roughly fall into one of several spatial structures: lists, trees, grids, and networks.
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A thought experiment! Let's reimagine the web with r-selected thinking.
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I’ve just started reading Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate. The opening chapters are great, narrating Paul Baran’s efforts at RAND to design a…
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So there’s this idea from evolutionary ecology called r/K selection theory. The gist is that many species seem to converge toward one of two extreme…
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Is acceptably non-dystopian digital identity even possible?
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...but decentralization is right behind it.
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There are three ideal properties you want from a good naming system: Secure. The name reliably points to what it is supposed to, and not to an imposter…
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“Indirection” is pointing to something by name or reference, rather than pointing to the thing itself. Indirection is everywhere in computing. Pointers…
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