GOTO 2016 • Psychology, Philosophy & Programming • Ted Neward

GOTO 2016 • Psychology, Philosophy & Programming • Ted Neward

This presentation was recorded at GOTO Amsterdam 2016

Ted Neward – Ted is a Big Geek

Philosophy: ancient Greek for “love of wisdom”, philosophy is the study of the general and fundamental nature of reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language.
Psychology: the study of mind and behavior.
Programming: ancient Latin for “please God let it compile this time”.

Three distinctly different subjects […]

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October 4, 2016 / 10 Comments / by / in
  • Great presentation! Greetings & respect from Brazil!

  • This has happened to me 🙁

  • "Whaaat?"

  • I would like to seem him discussing about tech with Uncle Bob. It would be a great conversation between them.

  • So… what did he actually say?

  • I was really into this but there was another half hour of slides he just skipped over at the end. I want to know what they said 🙁

    It was Giordano Bruno that got killed not Copernicus.

  • 4 grains makes a heap obviously. 3 for the base one for the tip. There you have a heap… Sorites come at me brah

  • At 3:20 into this video: Ship it! Yeah! Been there! Concept = Prototype = Demo = Release. Aarrgghh!

  • As a developer I happily agree that we deal in a world that other people have no comprehension of. But I see a terrible parallel with this and other things. Replace the foolish manager with a fool who does not know any physics or math, and the problem with the theory that the Earth is flat. The same disconnects occur. Anyone who knows what they are talking about can see through the crap. The rest have no means to distinguish fact from fiction. And now transliterate to the political domain, where many of the politicians are clueless, and most of the voters are clueless, and the issues being discussed are typically beyond all of them, open-ended, unknown unknowns. So what's the answer? Well, I guess better education would help. At least people might then be sobered up by discovering the Dunning-Krueger effect.

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