Object-oriented is a contested term from software language design to ontology. Originally coined to describe the programming language Smalltalk by Alan Kay, one of the key designers of the language, its use has not only migrated to software languages that have very little in common with Smalltalk, but even to philosophical ontology via Graham Harman’s… Continue reading What is Intended by the term “Object-Oriented”?
“Generally speaking, it is not believed by the vast majority that the American dollar will be overthrown,” Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, said in a note. “But it will be, and this defrocking may occur in as short a period as five to 10 years.” Bove uses several metrics… Continue reading Is Janus in the Process of Being Exposed? Or, Is The Global Financial System Collapsing?
Technology is eroding the profit-motive. Most people think companies that are focused on technology, such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and IBM etc. are simply profiteers of technology. In fact they’ve consistently disrupted profits (on the scale of the economy as a whole) and de-capitalized long standing industries. The argument is that they’re after control.… Continue reading Heidegger’s “Passing of the Last God”
Maven is case of something written by a bunch of past-their-sell-by-date c-shell script kiddies who think autoconf is leading edge code automation and don’t understand that object code requires an object environment to be in any way efficient, either for development or deployment. Ant is bad enough, but Maven combines all the worst features of… Continue reading Developing Software in the 21st Century, versus using Maven (and Git)
Ontology as the focus of primary logic is concerned with description and classification. Aristotle introduces causality, which of course is intimately bound up with explanation, within physics (although he uses it freely in his discussions on other positive sciences such as biology and economics). His logic does not consider causality or by extension explanation at… Continue reading Ontology and Science: Understanding vs Explanation;
The ridicule of Cliven Bundy (the rancher trying to claim free use of land that is not his) should give pause to a number of scientists and ‘believers’ in science. One cannot base something on a rule without tacitly admitting the implications of that rule, as well as the implications of anything that rule itself… Continue reading Time for Cosmology to Give Up?