wanted software feature

– ability to specify equivalence classes for the search facility in Microsoft Word. For example, I should be able to declare that spaces and hyphens are to be considered equivalent for searching purposes.
keywords:
[life]
[cyberspace]
[Information Technology (IT)]
[user-friendliness]
[user friendliness]

wanted software feature

– memoryless posting – so that, if someone gives me, say, their confidential telephone number, their confidential telephone number does not thereafter live forever in auto-fill heaven, waiting to be accidentally input into some unintended data-field. That is, when I receive an item of data, I should have the option of marking it as a memoryless item. If I do not so mark it, then the old regime just follows along as before.
keywords:
[life]
[cyberspace]
[Information Technology (IT)]
[user-friendliness]
[user friendliness]

OBSERVATION (impact)

impact = amount of resource times the cosine of the angle of application.
The cracker-barrel-philosopher version of this is “Value is determined by output, not input.”
Mathematics is when the angle of application is zero.
keywords:
[life]
[results]
[General Systems Theory]
[Physics]

lorem ipsum (types of people)

There are two types of people: those who pull things full-circle, and those who don’t. Those who don’t are the same people who view the world not as it is, but in terms of their like and dislikes. Science begins when you start seeing the world as it is, not in terms of your likes and dislikes. Religion is the last-ditch effort to get you to stop seeing the world in terms of your likes and dislikes, and therefore religion will always be in at least nominal conflict with science, because you can’t nudge someone towards to the answer and outright give them the answer at the same time, if you wish to effect lasting change in the individual. This is why, as Hans Kelsen points out (in his ‘Pure Theory of Law’) that ideology (religion being a special case of ideology) is never embarrassed by contradictions in its narrative, because its purpose is not to deepen cognition, but to determine the will.
reference:
“contradictions, inherent in ideological theories, are never a serious embarrassment to them. For ideologies are not aimed at deepening cognition, but at determining the will.”
— Hans Kelsen, Pure Theory of Law (p. 286)
C.S. Lewis also had a take on this:
“There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.””
— C.S. Lewis
keywords:
[priority]
[priorities]
[response to the grace of God]
[point of view]
[perspective]