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September 2014


Levels of granularity

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One thing I’ve noticed among many time-oriented apps is that they will count seconds. Is it particularly helpful for you to know that you spend 3 minutes and 18 seconds reading a book or washing your right toe? (That you spend three minutes washing your toe is appalling enough; the eighteen seconds in addition are

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Urban legends versus Reality

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In researching an essay, I came across a Francis Ford Coppola quote: An essential element of art is risk. If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been see before? I always like to say that cinema without risk is like having no sex and

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