Douglas R. Hofstadter “analogy as the lifeblood, so to speak, of human thinking”

Douglas R. Hofstadter: Analogy as the Core of Cognition: My point is simple: we are prepared to see, and we see easily, things for which our language and culture hand us ready-made labels. When those labels are lacking, even though the phenomena may be all around us, we may quite easily fail to see them […]

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“A Conversation with Martin Fowler”

Bill Venners interviewed Martin Fowler back in 2002 that resulted in six part series filled with engineering wisdom to absorb. Among the many exchanges was the following on flexibility that reinforces some principals I try (not always successfully) to put in practice: Bill Venners: In Refactoring you write, “Before I used refactoring I always looked […]

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Charlie Lord, RIP

“Charlie Lord, Mental Ward Photographer And Activist, Dies At Age 90″. Charlie Lord’s work, which exposed the horrors of Byberry State Hospital here in Philadelphia in the 1940s, was recently profiled by NPR: At Byberry, Lord sneaked a small Agfa camera in his jacket pocket. It was the camera he’d borrowed to take on his […]

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