sleepstorm

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with sleep. I can remember being so upset I couldn’t sleep because I had to go to bed. Maybe this has bled into the present. The funny part of it all, is I’d much rather not be asleep most of the time. My wife...

Perspective Applications

**Originally appeared on Nodalities Blog: http://blogs.talis.com/nodalities** Looking at the world through a closed metaphor, like a walled garden, actually stops you from expanding the scope of possibilities available to the software you develop. This is because...

Semantic Metaphors

Edit: the original blog post on Nodalities blog has been archived/deleted/ignored. I’ve republished it here.   I tend to live in a world of metaphor. It’s not my fault, according to Lakoff and Johnson. We all use metaphor all the time: to construct...

Conversational tagging–rough draft

Are we, as a society or set of societies too quick to categorise? I think we have built upon the Victorian-era’s predilection for classification for understanding. You’ll notice, no doubt, that I categorised the idea of classification as Victorian. Perhaps...