entries by topic: business

2018/6/3 on the vexed subject of github
2013/9/6 There's a particular fantasy you seem to find all over the place in American business. It's a complicated delusion, but put crudely, it manifests as a belief that numbers are intrinsically meaningful: That measurement - or the appearance of measurement - creates, rather than reflects, meaning. That if a number may be derived and named, it means a Thing, that the number in some sense is the Thing, and that by knowing it, we may exercise Control over conditions we now understand, having affixed nomenclature to them.
2011/12/19 generalizations from recent work by our friends at google, twitter, apple, et al.