Category Jottings

Jottings are my shortest pieces of muse & reason. They are a collection of scribblings which may form the basis of articles or essays in the future. But for now, represent nascent ideas or opinions I want to make public in the furtherance of debate.

Santa Fe Emergent Engineering 2021: Niall Ferguson

Freeman Dyson famously wrote that “A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.”

Jotting – Protect Duty

While I am not keen on the idea of self-policing, lest we go the way of some American states, I do wonder if society may not be better able to protect its citizens if its citizens were more involved in that self-same protection. Be it physical, intellectual or cyber.

Jotting – WHO

ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30, the WHO quietly updated a page on its website. In a section on how the coronavirus gets transmitted, the text now states that the virus can spread via aerosols as well as larger droplets. As Zeynep…