On Not Knowing | #137

PawCast with GeePaw Hill

May 17 2022 • 5 mins


I was a good programmer because I was a *terrific* memorist: I could learn things by heart, and I could organize them in my mind in such a fashion that I could get to them whenever I needed them. It is the nature of humans that whatever they have had so far, they assume they will have forever. There's a default assumption that whatever's going on will continue to go on, ad infinitum. This applies to the good things they have, and also the bad things, of course, and is a defining property of humans, in my view.

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