Complicated and complex…

From Joseppi. “Complicated” and “complex” differ: with complicated systems – such as in the case the oft-mentioned Swiss Watch – once you figure them out, your understanding of their workings will remain valid over time, and the experience of confusion and uncertainty will disappear. In contrast, complex systems are in a continuous process of co-adaptation, […]

Joseppi’s column. (He’s a card-carrying columnist, you know.)

“The wealthiest 5 percent of American households held 54 percent of all wealth reported in the 1989 survey. Their share rose to 61 percent in 2010 and reached 63 percent in 2013; “The lower half of households by wealth, held just 3 percent of wealth in 1989 and only 1 percent in 2013. To put […]

Just when you thought it was safe to take off your space suit.

The symptomless incubation period for Obola can exceed 42 days. Updated today, from the wizards at WHO. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/ebola/14-october-2014/en/ What this says is that five of every hundred people infected by Obola won’t show symptoms for 42 days or longer. The implication is that there is no way to tell whether a person was exposed and […]