Flat

This entry is part 44 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 44 of 43 in the series WordsThe Master said: “When the noble man eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Way and thereby corrects himself. […]

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What’s in a word?

This entry is part 15 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 15 of 43 in the series WordsWhat’s in a word? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) OK, I cheated. I changed “name” to “word.” It sounded better for the purposes of this essay, which is about the […]

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Ignore

This entry is part 14 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 14 of 43 in the series WordsNo, I’m not talking about a system error message like Windows’ infamous “Abort, Retry, Fail?” I’m talking about active cognitive ignoring. This occurred to me as I’ve been using an electronic medical record system called DocuTAP. It has many very, very busy screens, each with […]

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Information Design 2

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Tracking Systems

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Tracking SystemsGod is in the details –Mies van der Rohe The primary function of an ED tracking system – at least if you look at it from the right direction – is to display relevant, timely data to the user. A tracking system may do […]

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Anticryptography

This entry is part 8 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 8 of 43 in the series WordsWe all know what cryptography is: cryp·tog·ra·phy, n. 1.    the science or study of the techniques of secret writing, esp. code and cipher systems, methods, and the like. Cf. cryptanalysis (def. 2). 2.    the procedures, processes, methods, etc., of making and using secret writing, as […]

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