Category Archives: Philosophy

Obtrusive conveniences

A design trend that disturbs me intensely: obtrusive conveniences. What makes these conveniences obtrusive is that they make it incredibly inconvenient to refuse what they offer and you end up fighting for control over what you are attempting to do. … Continue reading

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Why I get emotional about design

When I use a product, I feel┬áthe milieu that produced it. Products are crystallized philosophies. In a designed object I feel people — the people who produced it and sometimes a precise person for whom an object is intended. This … Continue reading

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George Soros

I’ve been hearing such dark and incredible tales about George Soros’s depravity and deviousness I felt I’d better look into who he is. And what better better place to start than to go directly to the source and read one … Continue reading

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Four sides to every conflict

In conflicts, there are four sides to every story: there is my side, there is your side, there is what I think your side is, and there is what you think my side is. If you want to know a … Continue reading

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Formalizing relationships with the formless

Formless realities cannot be grasped with formal thinking, but our relationship with formless realities can be. Formally grasping our relationship with formless realities makes these relationships with formless realities more bearable.   This is mainly a note to myself at … Continue reading

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Othering Otherers

There is no perfect harmony of rights, where everyone can live freely without fear or discomfort. Once we gain a significant degree of physical safety and comfort, we experience psychological danger and pain from the words and ideas of other … Continue reading

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Dimensions of thought

Breadth of thought pertains to the topical range of information one considers in one’s thinking. Thoroughness of thought pertains to the completeness of information one considers within the range of one’s thoughts. Thoroughness is often confused with depth of thought, … Continue reading

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