What is courage, and how do we get more of it to face the difficult days ahead? I've been turning to some insights from sci-fi, art, and social activism.
The saying "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" suggests that suffering automatically produces strength. It does not.
I'm walking through a trial that has led me to study what different thinkers say about suffering.
I'm stepping away from the blog for a while.
A blog post at Nautilus argues that we need a whole new class of experts who study the science of stupidity. But don't such people already exist?
My writing colleagues and I recently presented on our favorite help systems from companies like Lego, Spotify, Google, and WordPress. Here are some things we found, and some implications for writers of help content.
Arbortext Editor is a software program that lets you do "structured writing"---a special kind of writing in which every piece of content you compose follows one or more predefined rules. In theory this helps writers to develop consistent, high-quality content. The problem is that the tool has a lot of serious shortcomings. Here's my wishlist of things to improve.