Good Arguments

Learning a great deal by disagreeing with an excellent interlocutor—and thinking hard "out loud."

June 04, 2018Filed under Blog#ethics#philosophy#writingMarkdown source

The Chinese Room Argument

Thinking about what “Strong AI” actually is and means.

May 19, 2018Filed under Tech#ai#ethics#philosophyMarkdown source

A Humanist Frame

Avoiding the usual conservative mistake of stopping with the mere rejection of something bad

May 01, 2018Filed under tech#community#ethicsMarkdown source

Stop Saying “What Capitalism Does”

Or, Winning Slowly Season 5 redux.

March 09, 2018Filed under blog#ethics#technologyMarkdown source

A Forgotten Blog Post Idea

And in trade, a couple paragraphs on one specifically-conservative folly.

February 25, 2018Filed under blog#ethics#politics#writingMarkdown source

A Strange Little Thought

Groundhog Day, temporal loops, agency, the past, etc.

February 23, 2018Filed under Art#ethics#filmMarkdown source

Against Doing What Comes Naturally.

Fighting my instinct to fight.

February 22, 2018Filed under blog#ethics#writingMarkdown source

Good Work Takes Time

(And most of that time is invisible from the outside.)

February 17, 2018Filed under blog#ethics#software development#writingMarkdown source

A Meander

Because some days you want to write, but don’t have anything particularly focused or coherent to say.

February 09, 2018Filed under blog#ethics#literature#open-source software#reading#writingMarkdown source

Prayer Apps and Evaluating Technology

Thinking about the ways technology shapes us—smartphones, fire, and everything in between.

January 26, 2018Filed under Theology#ethics#writingMarkdown source

Vexing Ironies

What does it say about us when we use a technology to critique the same technology?

December 17, 2017Filed under Tech#ethicsMarkdown source

Dear Tech CEOs: Yes, That Is Your Culture.

Wishing and proclaiming it isn't doesn't make it so.

February 21, 2017Filed under Tech#ethicsMarkdown source