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Early Dystopian Writing

In 1993, I began a short story that told of a dystopian future where the world was mandated by what you could and couldn’t say, and the reality that emerged from it.

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Redundant Array of Independent Duties

Diogenes discusses the notion that data protection schemes can be extended to a social commentary. Heavy centralization of businesses lead to economic instability and social unrest. Instead, Diogenes makes the case for a redundant array of independent duties, in that it is more resilient socially and economically to have many smaller to mid sized businesses in industries and cities than a few large ones.

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On Straight As and Salaries

(Fair warning: this is a personal account.) The systems were designed well, I think. When we were in school or college, passing was supposed to mean you knew the material, basically. A B showed you were pretty good, and an A was only for the smartest students. Not relatively the smartest, but objectively the smartest. Most people could at least …