Entropy and Ergodicity

The concepts of entropy and ergodicity are very different, but they are very much related in my mind. I think they are similar because both of these concepts explain why things that are supposed to happen don’t happen. Entropy has to do with loss due to complexity, while ergodicity has Read more…

Preferences, Rules and Settings

The complexity of our world is seemingly infinite. And chance of anything really happening seems to be about zero when you think of all the things that have to go into to make it work. In the digital world we are confronted with thousands of settings that interact with each Read more…

What is information anyway

The broad definition of information that I am using here is “any bit of data that can be transmitted.” Whether it is received, captured, understood and understood as intended to be understood is a different and more difficult question to answer. I am going to avoid that question for now. Read more…

Squandered Internet

The squandered Internet isn’t really a thing. Sure people complain about the Internet. It is a remarkable time suck (hello cat video people and meme makers), but it has also empowered some pretty great things… In a decentralized way, it has allowed for some pretty great centralizing tools. I am Read more…

Maybe it’s Maybelline

Maybe it’s schadenfreude or maybe it’s Maybelline…I confess that I almost always root for the experts to be wrong. When the experts are wrong, it kind of proves my point…And then I am the expert. At the same, I can’t really lose. If the experts are right then I can Read more…