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    • jbuchana
      Scout
      2 weeks ago

      Dedication.

    • jeff
      Reading streakScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Really excellent! If you like humans or computers, read this!

      I thought the whole piece, and the last two paragraphs especially, evoked a keen sense of sonder. From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:

      n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

    • chronotope
      ScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      A wonderful essay thinking about what it means to be an algorithm, how creating it impacts many people and how using it impacts even more.