7 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2020
  2. Apr 2020
    1. I'm always in awe at some of the things you can create with the simple primitives that d3 provides.
  3. Nov 2019
    1. the abstraction I wished to have was a sort of a pure functional Vim, completely decoupled from terminal UI - where 'vim' is a function of (editor state, input) => (new editor state)
  4. Feb 2019
    1. abstraction is in itself but a dull and inert thing

      That "in itself" is an important qualifier. My initial thought was how this idea contrasts with Hume's discussion of the uses of general concepts, but the "in itself" poses abstractions by themselves, when not employed to a particular use. When abstractions are put to work, do they do something similar to Hume's generalities? (How closely related are abstractions and general principles?)