Ian Varley

Austin, TX  http://ianvarley.com 12 posts

Left Unsaid

When you make a model of the world, such as a piece of software or a mathematical model, you are choosing which aspects of the world to include ... and which »

Category As Predicate

Every category is secretly a predicate, and labels tend to obscure this fact. »

Attributes Are Slippery

William Kent isn’t down with a sloppy definition of attributes, and neither should you be. »

Category As Compression

“Compressed” is really another way of saying “implied by category” »

Defining The Indefinable

Categorization is tricky, as biology shows us. »