This is my last post on Medium.

With (very few) exceptions, everything I’ve published here is a repost of something that appeared first in my blog. I see no value in continuing to post in two places, so I will be focusing on my own site from now on.

Hope to see you there!

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
— Socrates

You know less than you think you do. We all do. Consider an object you interact with every day: a flushing toilet. …

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Some systems are best left alone. For example, a rainforest can function perfectly well without human intervention. That’s a natural system that evolved into its current configuration over a long time, and it’s likely to continue adapting to changing conditions. (Barring some major environmental disruption.)

Most human-made systems haven’t had as much time to adapt; they’re aggregates of design decisions that may or may not effectively serve their intended purposes. …


Jorge Arango

Information architect. Fighting entropy with empathy.

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