Value and Values

Value is one of those terms that we slip so routinely into our narratives that it’s easy for it to become invisible. And yet, it’s fundamental in every aspect of our lives. What we value goes a long way to determining who we are. Before the current global difficulty, notions of value had been takenContinue reading “Value and Values”

The Inefficient Library

Over the years, I’ve learned to read for insight as much as knowledge; allowing the mental space to make connections through what I read as much as absorb it. Right now, I’m enjoying David Weinberger’s excellent “Everyday Chaos”. He makes an interesting observation. It takes $150m a year to run Harvard’s Library, but every yearContinue reading “The Inefficient Library”

Processing speed

Concentrating on how fast we process data is a dangerous and unhealthy trap. Rather like fast food, we don’t consider what we’re consuming, and fall foul of the carb rush. Instant gratification. We’re entering (if not already in) an era where processing faster is ceasing to be an advantage. Except, maybe on trading floors, whereContinue reading “Processing speed”