Thought, Said, Heard

Thought, Said, Heard

When something becomes pervasive it's no longer thought of as technology.

One example - language itself.

When we try to communicate something, resonance depends solely on the listeners ability to decode whatever it is we're saying.

Words are not the thing being communicated, they are merely an attempt to map to the thing being communicated.

What feels like a coherent thought to us has to then go through the filter of our speech and vocabulary, then through the ears and mind of the listener.

Just because you said it, doesn't mean they heard it.

If you are building something, it is far more useful to focus on the work you are doing to produce the result than the result itself.

Labor is generally a more interchangeable resource than vision.

To help understand this idea, consider the contrast between the two concepts ancient Greeks used to think about time.

It should be relatively simple to identify when we aren't accumulating net new experience, but in practice, it doesn't seem to be.

Language is an incredible tool. It makes it possible for us to externalize what we think and communicate it to others.

"It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price." - Warren Buffett

The extent to which anything keeps working after you stop working is how much time you earn from making it.

To make progress, we must solve harder and harder problems in sequence.