Archive | January, 2012

Stupid analogies are like stupid analogies

I have always had a love-hate relation with analogies, though it has mostly veered towards hate. I agree that they can occasionally be illuminating and can make difficult concepts more palatable, but I have often considered them evil and felt that they do more harm than good. Usually, they over-simplify a concept to “dumb it down”, so to […]

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I don’t watch too many movies, so I don’t bother with writing reviews etc., mostly because I don’t find myself qualified. A common feature of reviews, for example, is reference to previous works in that genre, juxtaposing what you are reviewing with what has been done so far and all that jazz. That’s another reason […]

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