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  1. Jan 2019
  2. Jan 2017
    1. It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

      I would amend this to say that we never grasp the universe as it really is, but that some of our delusions are startlingly accurate (by design).

  3. Jun 2016
    1. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations we can perform without thinking about them.

      This sounds really similar to the concept of "abstraction".

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  4. Feb 2015
    1. Week 3 (Jan 27) - Tasks - Ch 3 Discuss the strengths and limitations of vis tools that are for a specific purpose and those that are general. Distinguish among the three levels of actions in the task abstraction framework. Given a visualization, identify the actions the vis allows and the targets of those actions. Transform domain-specific tasks into the task abstraction framework.

      Important chapter for why a vis tool is being used.

  5. Feb 2014
    1. The hard part is teaching the consequences of each choice.

      Once you get the syntax and basic language idioms out of the way this is the real problem that faces us no matter what language we pick.

  6. Nov 2013