Very important Mind Traffic Control update today. The art of Mind Traffic Control is to defer as much as possible until later. But there are times you might have deferred a bunch of things until next week, only to find that actually, you *could* start doing some of them this week after all. (Maybe another […]

My post yesterday on Composing, about Geeks, Suits and Abstraction is relevant to SDI philosophy too. Executive Summary : Geeks, by definition, have to be good at shifting their thinking between different levels of abstraction; Suits, by temperament, believe in the rigid separation of levels into the corporate hierarchy and would love for technology to […]

Dave Winer : I don’t like it — because it betrays a not-useful point of view. I am not part of a crowd, I am an individual … When you mash us all together you miss the point. Update : continues Of course, what Winer is ignoring is that companies are thinking of the crowd […]

What do people think about the Grazr widget along the side here? I introduced it using an OPML outline of my online life to explore the evolving OPML ecology. But that’s turned out be pretty inflexible compared to the gutter-tools that blogger is starting to offer. The OPML went out of date, (although I like […]

Prioritizing by Anxiety. I see what he’s getting at although I’m not entirely convinced. Obviously No Free Lunch tells us that no “prioritize-by-X” strategy could be appropriate to all circumstances. (Including the FIFO algorithm of Mind Traffic Control). Because of this, the less time wasted imagining you can specify priorities in advance, the better. Because […]