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  1. Feb 2019
    1. Pol was taught to swear and screamed curse words at his funeral. The African Grey had to be ejected from the funeral ceremony when he started cursing in both English and Spanish, all learned from the president!

      Seems like Jackson had the last laugh!

  2. Jan 2018
    1. Our fellow citizens, too, who in proportion to their love of liberty keep a steady eye upon the means of sustaining it, do not require to be reminded of the duty they owe to themselves to remedy all essential defects in so vital a part of their system. While they are sensible that every evil attendant upon its operation is not necessarily indicative of a bad organization, but may proceed from temporary causes, yet the habitual presence, or even a single instance, of evils which can be clearly traced to an organic defect will not, I trust, be over-looked through a too scrupulous veneration for the work of their ancestors. The Constitution was an experiment committed to the virtue and intelligence of the great mass of our country-men, in whose ranks the framers of it themselves were to perform the part of patriotic observation and scrutiny, and if they have passed from the stage of existence with an increased confidence in its general adaptation to our condition we should learn from authority so high the duty of fortifying the points in it which time proves to be exposed rather than be deterred from approaching them by the suggestions of fear or the dictates of misplaced reverence.

      Jackson's argument for amending the Constitution. What's important to him (or anyone): the end goal (in this case, changing the VP election law) or the supporting logic (the Founders understood their imperfection and so provided ways to rectify structural problems).

  3. Nov 2017
    1. To know his rights; to exercise with order & justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciaries of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence with candor & judgment.

      The idea of educating students on their own rights is interesting when considering the unequal rights of individuals of different race, class, and gender. While students may come to know their own democratic rights as upper class white males of the time, they might fail to gain exposure to the lack of rights of others around them. This most likely perpetuated a system of inequality in which the most educated elite who likely assumed powerful roles were allowed to continue institutional discrimination. However, it is very possible that if there were progressive professors in the University at the time that may have been honorable enough to teach students about the universal rights of all humans.

    2. By him the elements of medical science may be taught, with a history & explanations of all it’s successive theories from Hippocrates to the present day: and anatomy may be fully treated.

      From being in a Medicine and Culture class, I have come to discuss the many nuisances of what a doctor's education and life is like. We have discussed repeatedly and in great depth of the need for doctors to obtain a comprehensive education, both among different medical fields but also not just limited to the math and sciences. Philosophy, morality, history, humanities, among other subjects can all have a positive effect on the quality of a doctor and his performance and happiness. It prevents the idea of medicalization in which doctors are taught to be like robots and reminds them that they are first and foremost caretakers meant to heal people physically but also mentally and emotionally.

  4. Jun 2016
    1. Jackson的三种模式(High level -> low):

      • DataBinding - 利用ObjectMapper在json string和class之间转换 mapper.readValue(src, MyClass.class)
      • TreeModel - mapper.readValue(src, JsonNode.class)
      • Streaming API - 直接利用 JsonGenerator 写 json
  5. Sep 2015
    1. #0847175
    2. They are also, however, the field’s key site of novelty and invention. Some of these emerge as elements of voice and style: for example, where new jazz styliststurn to standards to demonstrate thenovelty and valueof a ‘new sou

      The standard serves as the site for innovation.

    3. An outside example of this may be found in thesignificantlydifferent relationship between standardsand innovation to be found in the interactive systemof jazz

      Wow, this is an interesting thing to throw in at the end. Jackson is keeping the reading on his/her toes.

    4. Reflective consideration of the numerous tweaks, breakdowns, and departures from standards (including in the systems we build) may support a more thoughtful, creative, and resilient engagement with standards over time

      This sounds like "fit" or the "fitness" of things. I'm not sure where that leads in the literature though.

    5. New and perhaps especially integrative design efforts must negotiate with what may be very old standards that structure work and interaction in the settings they cover and in part constru

      There is no "green field" in standards work?

      In the case of TBL and the development of the Web I am reminded of how HTML used the existing existing standards: SGML, the Domain Name System and TCP/IP. Also, I wonder when the browser started to allow for invalid SGML: so called Tag Soup?

    6. constant work needed to update, maintain, and work around the problems and gaps that standards, as practiced in this domain, inevitably leave

      Repair & maintenance.

    7. changes which can thenbe incorporated into the living body of the

      It is a living standard, reminds me of HTML5 :-)

    8. Humans can be flexible, contextually aware, and creative, applying discretionary judgment in appropriate and science-saving ways when breakdowns and unexpected situationsarise

      Slavish following of the Protocol can itself lead to errors, just as following it squashes errors.

    9. a great deal of the standards actionat Northern Station resides in training and apprenticeship: periods of collaboration, teaching, and practice in the field through which procedures are taught and corrected, discretionary skill and judgment is built, and basic understandings of standards and the broader objectives behind them are share

      Apprenticeship is a theme with Jackson.

    10. do. This structure is designed to pull out similarities and differences in problems of standardizationand design ininteractive systemsdevelopment at scales both local and global in nature

      They picked two environments to try their grounded theory approach in, in order to see what they have in common and what they don't.

    11. an 2000 pages of transcript d


    12. Since 2010, we have interviewed over 150 ecologists and conducted participant observationsacross more than a dozen centers of ecological researc

      That's a lot of work!

    13. standards are a key mechanism by which problems and questions at the margins of systems can be made to disappea

      It's interesting how standards make these issues dissappear -- much to learn about here!

    14. and its tendency to ‘reappear’ (or return to conscious reflection) upon breakdown [4,34].

      Follow up on these readings.

    15. hed [30]. Separate work by Star and Griesemer [33]and Star and Strauss [35]identify standards as integrally connected to the sorts of “boundary objects” and “articulation work”that supportcollaboration across complex and heterogeneous landscape

      This stuff looks like it is important to read.

    16. allowingcomplex interactive systems to learn, grow, and change over

      plus they are a way of surfacing that growth ... making it visible

    17. how actors work across the gaps that standards leave to produce more effective forms of practice and desi