Quote of the Day + Words of the Day

…the school of experience–not reasoning out of a solution a priori, but making a great many small mistakes fast, and then keeping a record of them. This is where the 21st century has a profound oracular advantage over the intellectual experience of all previous centuries–it can simply search the daylights out of vast datamines of experience, at the press of a button.

The ability to make many small mistakes in a hurry is a vital accomplishment for any society that intends to be sustainable. It’s not necessary that every experience be sensible logical or even sane–but it’s vitally important to register, catalog and data-mine the errors.


futurity, qua, bucolic, tony