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The Contexts of Algorithms

IT’s an unsolvable problem: there is not some magical equilibrium in the middle that will make this work. IT’s about finding a balance. “There is No Algorithm for Truth – with Tom Scott” [18:00 – 18:15] (see also ) That quote comes from a presentation (apparently given in September 2019) — and the “IT”… Continue reading The Contexts of Algorithms

The Social Construction of Publishing

In my opinion there is not actually just one construct of publishing, I discern at least two such social constructs — perhaps there are even more, but let’s start with the one most people are already somewhat familiar with. Authors. Blank pages. Pens, ink blots and such. Today, maybe desktop PCs — or sitting in… Continue reading The Social Construction of Publishing