Dilbert creator Scott Adams has been writing an interesting series of posts
analyzing Donald Trump’s usage of persuasion techniques during his presidential campaign.
There’s a general guideline in software development that states you should always work at
the highest level of abstraction you can, so that as much of your time is spent as possible
“living in the problem domain.” I wanted
to look at how this could be applied in life as well as software.
I’ve been working my way through the Star Wars films in a modified Machete Order to
prepare for the release of Episode VII next month. The true Machete Order dictates to
skip Episode I entirely, but my modified version retains the order but keeps all six films,
because I’m a completist. I also think Episode I gets an unfairly bad reputation and has
a lot of good to offer.