quote

“It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.” -- Charles Caleb Colton (In other words, allowing mls to shape your gls is always safe, but expecting gls to trump mls is foolish.)

OBSERVATION

You can’t make progress without leaving something behind. (Obvious when stated, but easily overlooked. Trying to take everything with you would be a case of ‘The best is the enemy of the good.’) cf: ‘You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.’ keywords: [reciprocity] [General Systems Theory] [Ramsey Theory]

CONJECTURE

Key-cap technology does not take Zipf’s Law into account. Specifically, the cap for ‘1’ is not glued more tightly, resulting in its coming loose more often than for other keys. keywords: [quality control]