I've been a little absent from this blog lately, with Minnie and guests writing all the posts. Besides working, I have been thinking about things. Things like ice and pi.
The little Renault doesn’t have this tag, so when I found myself in the wrong lane a few weeks back, I went over a toll bridge (maybe 400 metres of toll road), and thought, ‘they’ll send me a bill’. Today they did.
Humans don’t really get numbers. Some isolated communities function without having numbers bigger than 4, which incidentally is about the highest number of ‘things’ we can reliably count with a glance. 1 thing. No worries. 2 things. Yep. Got it. 3 things. Indeed. At a glance, I’m all over this. 4 things. That’s 4 things, [...]
It's true. From one evening's quasi-targeted engagement, I increased my Twitter followers by 300%. That's a big shiny number! Less shiny is the context. Followers have grown from 2 to 8. I recently read Bernard Keane and Helen Razer's most excellent book, A Short History of Stupid, where I was introduced to the term 'political [...]