Category Archives: Communication

Why profit-driven media is doomed

[…] media falsehoods are driven largely not by shadowy actors attempting to manipulate the narrative, but by market forces requiring the media to adopt false narratives for profit […] — Handwacing Freakoutery This is not limited to politicians or mainstream … Continue reading

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Rækkefølgen af adjektiver

Jeg nævnte rækkefølgen af de engelske adjektiver (tillægsord) og at jeg ikke kunne finde tilsvarende regel for de danske. Jeg skulle bare have ringet til en ven! Jeg fik kort efterden autoritative kilde, endda med den regel jeg havde set … Continue reading

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With the right design, people will not do the wrong thing

This is from Seth Godin’s “Make the sign bigger!“: Make the announcement louder. Make the logo bigger. Yell. Call more people on the phone to sell them an extended warranty. Send more emails. Hustle harder. None of it works. […] … Continue reading

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Subscriptions must be the future

This is one of those predictions I make that I absolutely believe in but also kind of doubt, because they fit so well with how I consume media. Matthew Inman, the artist behind “The Oatmeal“, “Exploding Kittens“, and much more, … Continue reading

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Aesthetics vs. usability

I am not the only one who thinks the Google app icons are confusing: Not even aesthetics, but mere uniformity. Managers drive changes like this, not artists. — Paul Graham Violates the 1st principle of effortless seeing (thanks to cog … Continue reading

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Sikker e-mail fra Tryg

Hvad betyder det her egentlig? Ikke overraskende optrådte denne linie i bunden af en e-mail fra Tryg og jeg er ikke i tvivl om at det er meningen at man skal forstå at der en værdi i indholdet af linien. … Continue reading

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Free speech

This article by Greg Lukianoff over at Areo is a very good list of answers to common arguments against free speech: “Answers to 12 Bad Anti-Free Speech Arguments: Featuring That XKCD Cartoon Everyone Likes to Quote!” Assertion: Free speech rests … Continue reading

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Assignment and observation

This shouldn’t be a big deal but is becoming so: Assignment is performative and implies agency whereas observation is descriptive. In Danish, you could use “tildelt” and “observeret”. If you see someone use the wrong word they may just have … Continue reading

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The Overton window and crowdsourced morality

The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time. This range applies to government policies but also to general public discourse. And, unsurprisingly, the window moves with time. When the window … Continue reading

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Why playing fair is good for yourself

I believe in playing fair from a moral reasoning, but there is also a reason for those that forget to include those they disagree with, or compete with, with those they want to treat fairly: Any weapon introduced into battle … Continue reading

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