I'm persuaded; but then, I was already persuaded.
Maggie Appleton has a very persuasive article on the boredom that faces us from generative AI and some ideas to deal with it.
I particularly liked:
Easier said than done, but one of the best ways to prove you're not a predictive language model is to demonstrate critical and sophisticated thinking.
Which ought to go without saying, but of course doesn't. And which ought also to include some sort of distinctive authorial voice.
we can prove we're real humans by showing up IRL with our real human bodies
Bring it on.
Fascinating deep read, prompting deep memories of my father's abiding interest in cryptic crossword puzzles and prodding me to maybe take up my pen (or more likely pencil) again..Maybe in the New Year.
I feel so seen, and this by Someone Who Knows.
Oh my god web results for popular programming questions are terrible. The top hits for every search phrase with python in it lead to pages that technically contain the information I seek, but which clog up the browser window with animated ads, subscription pop-ups, and sliding survey pitches.
Still not feeling a whole lot of urgency about any alternatives to That Silo. Maybe that just reflects my lousy performance as a self-promoter.
I really, really like this series, and am thankful it comes around each year. (Even though Medium's markup sucks.)
TIL about TATT and MUS.
[C]ould it be possible that health care in a small farm future wouldn’t necessarily be inferior, because we have the wrong image of what health care involves?