Delphic Maxims: Know What You Have Learned (Γνωθι μαθων)

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I have this trick of being able to repeat a phone number in my mind until I have a chance to enter it into my phone. Once I've got it safely squared away, I promptly forget the number. It's a really good example of not knowing what I've learned.This whole series on the Delphic Maxims is an active expression of this one Maxim. I could memorize the list, but would I know it? For instance, it's not enough to remember to Know Thyself, one actually has to put in the work. Memorizing by rote is … [Read more...]

The Limited Acceptability of the Female Geek

Robin Thorsen, who plays Clara on The Guild, would likely have to buy "geek shirts" in men's sizes, because geek women are expected to look a certain way, ane then we wonder how we've created a culture full of superficial posers.

Yesterday geek icon Felicia Day shared an article by Tara Tiger Brown on Forbes. She wanted feedback on the article and I felt compelled to comment. Not a "me too!" but an actual thoughtful comment.The point I was trying to make is that style is replacing substance in geekdom, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the expectations of geek girls. Felicia Day's projects sell merch through Jinx which, like many sites that cater to geeks, have only a limited range of women's sizes. An XL … [Read more...]


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