observation

The most inspirational quote

A  quote that reshaped my life came from a mathematical textbook.

I’ve remembered it as “what one fool can do, so can another,” but in full form it is:

Being myself a remarkably stupid fellow, I have had to teach myself the difficulties, and now beg to present to my fellow fools the parts that are not hard.

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Why I don’t like the term “mental illness”

I’m rolling around the idea of a nonfiction book about writing and mental health. This comes from a couple of places. First, many writers I know suffer from various mental health conditions, and would feel inspired by an account of someone prevailing despite headwinds.…

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Can self-driving cars be too safe?

The other day, while driving I almost pulled out in front of a Google Self-Driving-Car. My natural instinct to not physically insert myself in the path of a ton of steel moving at high speeds won out, but what I that hadn’t happened?…

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Internet Mob Justice isn’t

The Way I See It. An increasingly-personal account of the world as seen by someone with Asperger’s.

This (now slightly-dated) article has been floating in my browser tab for a while. The lion-killer guy, Palmer, is not a good person in my book.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky